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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    C+
Columbia Independent School is a top rated, private school located in Columbia, MO. It has 325 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $14,600 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1801 N. Stadium Blvd
Columbia, MO 65202
Telephone
(573) 777-9250

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$14,600
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Academics

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30
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Students

Diversity
B+
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Students
325
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
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B
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,236
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,300
National
$184,700
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Columbia Independent School is very rigorous and academically challenging, and I am beginning to feel like there is sometimes too much focus on academic success over a student's well being. For me, this had not been a problem until this/my junior year. But also, junior year has been known to be a rough one. Otherwise, CIS is an excellent school with teachers who are interested in more than just your academics. They strive to get to know you and put in the time and effort in order to see you succeed. I have been at CIS for almost 12 years now and would not want to have gone anywhere else. Columbia Independent School has set me up for great success in college and beyond!
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My experience this year in CIS was absolutely phenomenal. At the start of the year, I was feeling unaccepted and goal-less, and I made a huge mistake. But the teachers in the school helped me see with a new perspective though, instead of trying to punish me harshly they really tried to understand what I was going through and tried to help. I can say it confidently that through their kindness and willingness to help, and the fact that they genuinely care about you, I am a changed person. The teachers care about every single one of the student, and wishes the best for them. Besides the amazing faculty, I feel like this year's extracurricular activity has definitely picked up the pace, everyone is excited to do them, and the sports program has improved, players really feel like they belong on a team and is working towards the same goal. One thing that I think CIS can improve on is a better variety of course selection.
Except for the slight faculty issue I experienced, CIS was a wonderful school that I guarantee will be one of the safest environment for learning. When one walks down the hallway, they will notice that the lockers do not have locks on them. This is telling of the trusting foundation of the school. During the 8 years I have spent as a student at the school, I have never felt that my safety was jeopardized. Furthermore, the school is small large enough to bring out a sense of diversity but small enough that students experience that intimate connection with their faculty members as well as their peers. My classmates become equivalent to my family. They may not agree with my ideas but they will never disrespect or degrade my ideas/opinions. It is an environment of uninhibited learning.