About Dropdown Content

Mission Statement

Educating and empowering girls to reach their distinct potential as learners and leaders.

Admission Dropdown Content

"My daughter will not just fly, she will soar when she leaves CSG."

Read a testimonial from Leslie & Patrick Knott, parents of Sarah '16.

Academics Dropdown Content

Athletics Dropdown Content

School Life Dropdown Content

Learn More

Click the link to learn more about life at Columbus School for Girls.

Giving Dropdown Content

CSG's Annual Fund

CSG's Annual Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate a CSG student. Your gift makes a CSG education possible.

Alumnae Dropdown Content

ScholarShop

ScholarShop, CSG's online auction,benefits the Alumnae Board Scholarship, and begins November 23, 2015.

2018-2019 Curricular Changes

Crafting an academically inspiring curriculum that reflects the latest research in cognitive science, classroom practice, and learning theory is a continuous effort at CSG. For the past several months, the faculty and staff have looked closely at our current offerings and explored our opportunities for growth. Ultimately, each decision puts us closer to our strategic goal of enhancing our excellent academic program and creating a robust, empowered teaching community of excellence.

ISACS Self-Study

ISACS Self-Study

CSG is accredited through the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). The reaccreditation process operates on a seven-year cycle. The 2018-2019 school year is year two of our cycle, in which we will undertake intense reflection and self-study. We will formally kick-off the process with a visit from Dawn Klus, Director of Accreditation with ISACS, in August. A constituent survey, which will be administered in September, will allow faculty, staff, students, families, and alumnae to share their thoughts about all aspects of the school. Following the survey, faculty and staff will work in small groups to analyze survey data and reflect on strengths, challenges, and plans and priorities for divisions, departments, and other areas of the school. We look forward to the fruitful conversations and insight that this year will bring, as well as the opportunity to make CSG even more effective at its mission: empowering girls to discover their distinct potential as learners and leaders.

Technology - Computer Science and H.E.R. Academy

Media Design becomes Introduction to Computer Science

As you know, we were excited to announce the formation of HER Academy to develop an innovative, thoughtful approach to computer science education for girls. This work has allowed us to review the Media Design course taken by all Upper School students in Form IX. Through a burgeoning partnership between H.E.R. Academy and Carnegie Mellon, we will be piloting a computer science curriculum in this course, allowing students to learn basic Python programming. Technology skills, including video editing and Photoshop, will continue to be taught in this course as well. We have renamed the course Introduction to Computer Science to better reflect its content. As with any curricular change, we will use this year to assess the strengths and limitations of the program and modify to meet the needs of our students.

Faculty and Staff Updates



Learn more about new faculty and staff.

All -School

All School- Staff Updates

Rhys Powell, Technology Coordinator

Rhys Powell joins CSG as the Technology Coordinator. Rhys, through our partnership with VARtek, will be leading our IT team. He has five years of technology experience including two years in the education industry. Rhys has a B.S. in Computer Science from Wright State University along with multiple 3CX technology certifications. Rhys has supported a variety of education environments and has a broad technical skill set. He is excited to join the CSG team, support and manage existing team members, and provide excellent customer service to your school.

Jen Salamon, School Nurse

Jen Salamon stepped in as the interim nurse in January of 2018, and this year we welcome her permanently into the position. Over a 10-year period, Jen worked as a critical care nurse in both intensive care and open-heart recovery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital. She received her R.N. from St. Vincent Medical Center and her B.S.N. from Lourdes College, both in Toledo, OH. Jen is the proud parent of CSG students Emma (Form X) and Allie (Form VII). She is also the parent of St. Charles student, Josh (sophomore).


Chelsea Woods, Director of Enrollment Management

Chelsea Woods is CSG's new Director of Enrollment Management. A CSG alumna, Chelsea has an in depth understanding of and passion for CSG. She re-joined the CSG community in 2012 and has been an integral part of the Admission team for the past 6 years. Prior to her work at CSG, Chelsea was an investment banking recruiter in New York City. She has found that independent school admissions is the perfect way to marry her recruiting experience with her passion for education. Chelsea received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston College.

PYC

New Faculty- PYC

Elizabeth Pattison, Teaching Aide

Elizabeth Pattison joins us as the PYC Teaching Aide. This year, she will be joining Devie Hiller and Kasey Neer to support the girls in the 5/6 classroom. An experienced educator, Elizabeth first joined the CSG community as a substitute teacher in PYC and Lower School during the 2017-2018 school year. She also has experience teaching English across grade levels and working as a classroom aide with the Columbus Public Schools. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Media Concentration from The Ohio State University. Additionally, she holds a teaching license in Integrated Language Arts and Intervention Specialist with a focus on Mild to Moderate Needs. After earning her degree, Elizabeth has continued her professional growth by taking graduate level coursework in early childhood literacy and special education.

Lower School

New Faculty- Lower School

Meghan VanCleve, Form IV Teacher

An experienced educator, Meghan VanCleve has taught fourth and fifth grades for five years at St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, VA, and most recently, taught fifth grade for nine years at Sage Ridge School in Reno, NV. At Sage Ridge School, Meghan had several leadership roles, including Team Leader, Honor Council advisor, club moderator, and served on the Faculty Advisory council. Meghan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Psychology and Education from Mary Baldwin College and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Virginia. In addition to earning an advanced degree, Meghan has continued her professional growth by becoming a certified Google educator and broadening her understanding of culture and history through the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Montpelier Center for the Constitution, and National Endowment for the Humanities. She is also well-versed in CSG’s math curriculum, Math In Focus, having used it at Sage Ridge School.

Middle School

New Faculty- Middle School

Laura Caskey, Form VI Math

Laura Caskey joins the middle school as the Form VI math teacher this coming year. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marshall University. Laura taught high school math in an online setting for 4 years and prior to moving to OH she worked as an engineer for 6 years at M&G Polymers in WV. Outside of teaching, Laura is busy attending ballet and marching band events for her daughter and looks forward to visiting her two sons, a freshman and junior in college, this fall. Laura also enjoys gardening, crafting, and spending time with her family in the Columbus area.

Elizabeth (Beth) Garcia, Form VII Humanities

Elizabeth (Beth) Garcia joins the Middle School faculty, teaching Form VII Humanities this coming year. Beth graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to joining CSG, she taught 8th Grade English for four years at North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey. At North Star, Beth served as the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction Fellow and as a team leader. Beth was the Valedictorian of her class at the Relay Graduate School of Education where she earned a Masters in the Art of Teaching. Prior to Princeton, Beth graduated Cum Laude from The Pingry School (a co-edl, independent day school) in Martinsville, NJ, and she is eager to return to an independent school community. A three-season varsity athlete at Pingry, Beth looks forward to helping coach soccer, basketball, or lacrosse. During her many visits to Columbus, Beth has developed a love for cheering on the Blue Jackets, hiking in Hocking Hills State Park, sampling new flavors of Jeni's ice cream at North Market, and visiting the Columbus Zoo.

Meghan Hattaway, Critical Reading

Meghan Hattaway joins CSG as a cross divisional English teacher, teaching English IX (Story Patterns and Archetypal Characters), English XI (Survey of British Literature), and Middle School Critical Reading this coming year. She received a Ph.D. in English Literature from The Ohio State University, where she has taught composition and literature courses for the last ten years. She has been a recipient of university-wide teaching awards and recognition at OSU, and also served as faculty advisor to two community service-focused student clubs. Prior to moving to Columbus, she taught at Florida State University, where she also earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees. In addition to literary pursuits, Meghan has a love for fine and performing arts, and can often be found with her husband and daughter enjoying local theater, concerts, and museums.

Meghan MacMillan, Middle School Librarian

Meghan MacMillan joins CSG as the Middle School Librarian and Technology Teacher this coming year. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Otterbein University and a Master's of Library and Information Science from Kent State University with a concentration in youth services. She has worked in various academic and public libraries over the last five years. Outside of the library, Meghan is in a trivia league and enjoys discovering great young adult books. Her favorite YA book is Bone Gap by Laura Ruby and she is currently making her way through the Percy Jackson series for the first time! Meghan is so excited to be joining CSG as our new Middle School Librarian.

Upper School

New Faculty- Upper School

Meghan Hattaway, English

Meghan Hattaway joins CSG as a cross divisional English teacher, teaching English IX (Story Patterns and Archetypal Characters), English XI (Survey of British Literature), and Middle School Critical Reading this coming year. She received a Ph.D. in English Literature from The Ohio State University, where she has taught composition and literature courses for the last ten years. She has been a recipient of university-wide teaching awards and recognition at OSU, and also served as faculty advisor to two community service-focused student clubs. Prior to moving to Columbus, she taught at Florida State University, where she also earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees. In addition to literary pursuits, Meghan has a love for fine and performing arts, and can often be found with her husband and daughter enjoying local theater, concerts, and museums.


Xiaoli Doty, Mandarin Teacher

Xiaoli (Shelly) Doty is joining our CSG languages department as a teacher of Mandarin. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wuhan University and a Masters of Business Administration from Wuhan Technical Institute. Shelly has been teaching Mandarin at Upper Arlington and at other area high schools for the past 10 years. She and her colleagues organized a before and after school Chinese language/culture program at Gahanna-Jefferson City Schools. Prior to teaching, Shelly worked as the Human Resources director in China for an American Corporation. She and her husband are long-time residents of the Columbus area, enjoy outdoor activities, and spoiling their two dogs.