The school is headed by a Superintendent who is a professional educator with an extensive teaching career, who provides guidelines for the Columbus School to be an innovative and avant-garde institution.
Our curriculum is based on standards and benchmarks, essential agreements and units for each subject and grade developed by our staff. We review and revise it annually to ensure that a meaningful and coherent scope and sequence of skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes are systematically being taught and assessed. Curriculum maps developed by teachers at each department level identify themes and units taught and unit plans are continually being refined by teacher teams. Teachers employ a “backward-design planning” model.