Character Counts -Regional Partner- Colombia

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University and The Columbus School are proud to announce a new partnership. The Columbus School will now be a designated regional partner of The Ray Center in order to deliver CHARACTER COUNTS! and Pursuing Victory With Honor initiatives, including comprehensive trainings and implementation support throughout Colombia. SEE MORE


For The Columbus School it is very important to keep our communications channels open with our community. We invite you to use the following information to contact different areas and people at our School.

Lightning Blue Lizards

We are proud to share that from March 2nd to 4th, our robotics team, the Lightning Blue Lizards, participated in the South Florida Regional of the First Robotics Competition held in West Palm Beach.

Our team was awarded two important recognitions: the Equity and Inclusion Award, for the team’s contribution to the school community, other schools, and for always welcoming participants from other teams. Additionally, we received the Team Spirit Award for demonstrating resilience, teamwork, and constant effort.

We ranked 10th out of 36 teams in the overall classification and advanced to the quarterfinals.

We are extremely proud of our team´s outstanding performance and for representing not only our school but also our country at the event.

At TCS we CONNECT people and ideas and are INSPIRED by teamwork!

What is TOM?

TOM is a global movement of communities that connects Makers: Designers, developers and engineers, to people with disabilities (Need-Knowers) to develop technological solutions for the challenges of daily life. The designs are free and in the public domain and anyone can adapt it to their needs.

Lightning Blue Lizards – Colombian Robotics at an Extraordinary Level

Amazing job at the First Robotics Competition in West Palm Beach, Florida, by The Columbus School Lightning Blue Lizards Robotics Team who made it to semifinals.  Our team also won the Entrepreneurship Award In this important world-wide competition. This is a truly incredible achievement that shows that at The olumbus School we create pathways and opportunities for all learners to grow. Congratulations to all participants who are a true inspiration for our future generations!



Welcome Back TCS

We are really excited to have our students back on our campus, filling the hallways with games, laughter and conversation. Our classrooms have come back to life and TCS is full of new experiences and joy!

TOM Medellín 2021

From Thursday, September 30 to Saturday, October 2, we will host TOM Medellín 2021. This initiative is organized by The Columbus School, the EIA University and the Antioquia Rehabilitation Committee.

Tikkun Olam Makers is an organization with beginnings in Israel, which aims to improve the daily living conditions of people with physical and cognitive disabilities around the world.

With a collaboration between biomedical engineering, robotics, graphic design, and programming, the Tikkun Olam Makers, build accessible solutions for challenges that these people face daily in an event called “Makeathon”.

During these three days, 6 teams will work hard to create a tailor-made solution for six people with disabilities (Need Knowers). Some of our students will be working on these teams.

Thanks to all the people who make this great initiative possible!

We invite you to follow us on Instagram at @tomcolombia to learn a little more about this year’s Need Knowers, who will benefit with TOM.

*Note: This year, due to biosecurity protocols there will be no guided tours during the event.