Welcome!

We know… you're on a quest to find the perfect school for your child. Somewhere they will feel safe and loved, learn and make friends, build self-esteem and confidence, and be excited for each day. Happiness and success… it's not too much to ask.

Located in beautiful West Linn, Oregon, Columbia Academy has been the answer for thousands of Portland-area families since 1983. From PreK to 6th grade (up to 8th grade for veteran students) Columbia kids not only like school, their academic success is amazing. Our small classes and proven curriculum make it possible. Fully individualized programs and caring teachers make it happen.

We invite you to learn more about what makes Columbia special. From our powerful math and reading programs to our 100% comprehension philosophy, Columbia Academy is everything that's good about "old school." We believe children should learn to write as well as type, and that grammar and spelling are important. We believe that ethics and manners matter.  We believe in less screen time and more real time. The best way to learn is by doing, and it should be fun!

We have been told that Columbia Academy is the best kept secret in Portland, but somehow you found us! What would you like to do next?

6th grader mentors K student
Piggyback ride!
Studies are more fun on Silly Hat Day!