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Summer Reading

Happy summer!

We partner with K12 Student Direct to operate the Columbus School for Girls online bookstore. The online store opens for summer reading shopping on June 5. Please visit the online store at www.K12SD.com,

We trust that you will find the online bookstore easy to navigate, but if you have any questions about ordering your books, use the helpful resources below.

K12 Student Direct - Livechat online, 877-560-2651 or support@k12sd.com

Ms. Debbie Yoho - dyoho@columbusschoolforgirls.org or 614-252-0781 x376

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Letter to parents

Summer Reading by Division

Lower School

As your family looks ahead to the lovely days of summer, please be sure to include reading in your summer plans. More than a hundred years of research tell us that without intentional educational activities over the summer months, students often lag behind in the fall. The very best way for your child to stay engaged is to make sure she is reading over the summer! We hope your daughters will read, read, read all summer long. We have also selected a required book for each student to read (by Form) that will be the focus for the opening days of the coming school year.


Parents, please help your younger daughters by reading the selected title with them, and reading it several times. Parents of older students, we encourage you to read the selected title yourself (or along with your child) so that you can discuss the book with your daughter.

Finally, though students are required to read the selected books below, we are hopeful that your child will return to school bursting to talk about all the books she’s read over the summer months.


To respect each family’s preference for obtaining books, we are providing you with the book title for your daughter’s summer reading. You may obtain a copy of the book at your local library or bookstore, online through an eBook, or from our online bookstore (www.k12sd.com).


Middle School

The selected books for each Form will be the focus in Humanities classes for the opening days of the coming school year. There are assignments for each Form so please open the attachments and review the instructions. You may obtain a copy of the books at your local library or bookstore, online through an eBook, or from our online bookstore at www.k12sd.com.

Please contact Mrs. Sweeney (Form VI) lsweeney@columbusschoolforgirls.org, Mrs. McManus (Form VII) sMcManus@columbusschoolforgirls.org, or Mrs. Page (Form VIII)epage@columbusschoolforgirls.org via email if you have any questions regarding the assignments




Upper School

The selected books for several Upper School courses will be the focus for the opening days of the coming school year. Please be sure to obtain the specific edition listed. These are stocked and easily purchased in our online bookstore at www.k12sd.com, but you are also welcome to obtain your copies from your favorite book source--just be sure to select the required edition (as designated by the listed ISBN).

Please contact Ms. Miranda at pmiranda@columbusschoolforgirls.org with any questions regarding English assignments, Ms. Pfeiffer at pfeiffer@columbusschoolforgirls.org for any history department questions, Dr. Danielewicz for Latin questions, and Ms. Yoho at dyoho@columbusschoolforgirls.org with any questions regarding purchasing.


Upper School Summer Reading

Additional Summer Reading Assignments for Honors & AP

Faculty & Staff

As we set out to determine summer reading for faculty and staff, we looked to best practices in professional development. Research tells us that effective professional development allows for choice and is applicable and relevant to participants. Given these principles and the CSG Strategic Plan, we present book choices that align with our four strategic plan themes of Lead, Deepen, Flourish, and Thrive. Selected titles will allow faculty and staff to engage in ideas related to each of these themes and move conversation and implementation forward in the coming year.


Faculty and Staff Summer Reading