In the Upper School at Columbus School for Girls, the focus is educational excellence in a nurturing, supportive environment where many types of girls can thrive. There is an emphasis on critical-thinking and problem-solving across all academic disciplines, and as you walk through the hallways, you will notice a student-centered focus and hear the students’ voices in the classroom. They can be found collaborating in small groups, engaging in lively discussion and debate, writing critiques, or maybe analyzing data taken during a chemistry or physics lab. Students find their voice and passion and are encouraged to develop it.
The talented faculty is passionate and dedicated to the success of the students. Outside of class, teachers spend many hours working one-on-one or in small groups with students and demonstrate across the board dedication to the student and her overall growth. Research has shown that girls thrive in educational settings where they have strong relationships, and this is obvious as you walk through the halls of the Upper School.
The curriculum is varied to allow every girl a chance to develop her passions. In addition to the typical college preparatory curriculum, CSG also offers a myriad of non-traditional courses: engineering, interdisciplinary senior seminars like Bioethics, playwriting, multi-variable calculus, advanced readings in Latin (a post-AP course), One Laptop Per Child Service Learning, and many others. Numerous opportunities including robotics, athletics, drama, and select music ensembles, to name just a few, are available to students outside the walls of the classroom and add to the richness of the educational experience. Students not only learn outside the walls of the classroom, but also outside the confines of the country with international service trips.
The years in Upper School prepare the students to launch into the world and make a difference. The faculty invests in these students and finds joy in watching the girls find and follow their passions. It is a pleasure and honor to partner with your families during these four years.
Director of Upper School