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The Institute for Innovation & Leadership at Columbus School for Girls
Center for Mathematical Reasoning
Center for Girls' and Young Women's Leadership
Center for Science Research & Engineering
Center for Equity & Belonging
Center for Artistic & Creative Expression
Center for Global Studies & Citizenship

The Institute for Innovation & Leadership at Columbus School for Girls will transform modern education. This signature program will house six Centers designed to provide experiential learning opportunities that will augment and accelerate our core curriculum across the school. The Centers will offer original programming, coursework and curricular resources, and access to strategic partnerships in support of our mission. In addition to the incredible Center for Girls' & Young Women’s Leadership, other Centers will include the Center for Global Studies & Citizenship, the Center for Equity & Belonging, the Center for Mathematical Reasoning, the Center for Science Research & Engineering, and the Center for Artistic & Creative Expression. Through these Centers, students will have access to incomparable experiential learning opportunities that will expand their academic excellence, hone in on their skills, and prepare them to become the changemakers of tomorrow. 

There is no other educational experience like the Institute for Innovation & Leadership in central Ohio.

From foundational curricula to cutting-edge technology to global experiences, this premier program will not only offer your daughter the chance to develop her talents in a variety of disciplines, but it will also prepare her for life after she graduates from CSG. With exceptional foundational knowledge, advanced studies, and real-world experiences, she will be prepared to stand out in her work after CSG and succeed in the next steps toward her future.

Each Center is designed to empower our students in each of the respective fields of study. From leading in the classroom to performing on the stage to competing in a robotics tournament and more, the Institute offers every girl a chance to discover her distinct potential as a learner and leader.

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Parent Education
Math Extension Experiences
Computer Science

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Leadership Curriculum
May Program
Special Events

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Center for Science Research & Engineering

OSU Research Program
STEM Publications
Environmental Science

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Center for Equity & Belonging

DEIB Curriculum
Studies in Social Justice
Leadership & Changemaking

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Center for Artistic & Creative Expression

Creative Design Thinking
Performance Experiences
Engineering Imaginative Mindsets

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Center for Global Studies & Citizenship

Global Studies Curriculum
Exchange Programs
Global Travel Experiences