Welcome

Welcome to CGPS—it’s more than a school, it’s a community.

In many ways, New York City is the epicenter of the world. The access to culture, diversity, and opportunity make it a great place to grow up. However, if we’re being honest, raising kids in the city also comes with its own set of challenges. Finding a supportive place for our children to learn, create, and belong is not always easy, but during these transformative years, it’s vital that we try.

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is more than a school, it’s a community. It’s a much-needed oasis in the midst of the city we love. Behind our doors you’ll not only find a rigorous academic curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities, but also a place where you’re truly known. You’ll find a supportive, vibrant learning environment where teachers stay late to tutor and parents come early to connect. You’ll also find a place where each student’s unique needs and learning styles are met, and where social responsibility, citizenship, and good character are as important as intellectual success. It is possible to have a close-knit community in the middle of uptown Manhattan. Welcome to CGPS.