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Columbia Independent School
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  • Private
  • COLUMBIA, MO

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Sports
    grade C minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
March 5
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Columbia Independent School

Are you ready for a school that brings out the best in your child? At CIS, your child will be known, loved, challenged and supported on the journey to adulthood. You can have confidence that your son or daughter will receive individual attention in a small, safe environment, so they won't get lost in the shuffle. Our research-based curriculum and focus on critical thinking, executive functioning, and community service will prepare them for college and life beyond. Your child will learn other languages, beginning as early as Junior Kindergarten, and explore cultures around the world. They'll build skills in coding, 3-D design, circuitry, woodworking, robotics and more in our STEM maker space, called The Cube. They'll perform on stage, move their bodies in PE and at recess, learn an instrument, write in cursive, and cultivate a love of books. Perhaps most important of all, your child will learn to see herself as a citizen of the local community and the world.

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Columbia Independent School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
9 responses
Average ACT
30
28 responses

The Cube Innovation Lab

The Center for Inspiration, Innovation, and Investigation is an innovation lab and central maker-space for all students grades junior kindergarten -12th grade at Columbia Independent School. The mission of the Center, also known as CI3 or “The Cube,” is to nurture and grow students’ natural curiosity through hands-on projects focusing on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Culture & Safety

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Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
378
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 3 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 3 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
No data available  
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 3 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 3 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 3 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 3 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$53,447
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$890
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$208,300
National
$229,800

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