Academy news & updates
August 2022
Celebrating the Academy Experience
Student Events & Accomplishments
Three of our lower-schoolers competed against some of the best elementary-aged chess players in the country in May at the National Elementary Chess Championships held inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This three-day, seven-round event included 1,053 students from 40 different states which saw first-grader Henry W. place 48th in the K1 U500 section, second-grader Albert J. finish 48th in the K3 U700 section and kindergartner Jasmine M. take 83rd in the K1 U500 section. Henry and Jasmine then teamed up in the K1 U500 section to claim the 10th-place trophy and finish as one of the top teams in the nation! Click on the following links for more recent school news.
Welcome Back from SAGE
Our dining hall's SAGE staff is ready to serve the Academy community a variety of delicious dishes cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients. For a welcome-back letter from the SAGE team, click here. It's going to be a great year!
Junior Vikings Soccer Clinic
Registration for the Junior Vikings Soccer Clinic is open to all Columbus Academy students in grades 2-5 at Learn from Locker Soccer Academy coaches and student players at this four-week clinic set for Sunday, September 11, 18 and 25, plus Saturday, October 1, at Carlin Fields Turf. For more details, please click here.
14th Annual Golf Outing
Spots for several foursomes are still available in the 14th Annual Columbus Academy Golf Outing on Monday, September 19. If any Academy parents are interested in participating in this event at Columbus Country Club, please click here for registration and sponsorship opportunities. The outing will start at 1:00 p.m. followed by a gathering at the clubhouse. Golfers will have the option to play a casual four-person scramble or a four-person two-best ball for those who would like a little more competition.
Upcoming Service Board Events
Community service is an important part of Columbus Academy’s mission. In order to provide volunteer opportunities to our students and staff, we partner with over two dozen agencies that serve Central Ohio in a variety of ways. One of those long-trusted agencies is Westerville Habitat Partnership, which is hosting a Walls Build event on August 19-20 (register here). Click on the following link for more recent service learning news.
Sports Memory photos
Favorite Academy Sports Memory
For the opening spread of our upcoming fall magazine, we are asking members of the Academy community what their all-time favorite Viking sports memory is. If you would like to submit a favorite memory, please reply back to this newsletter or email it here. Click on the following links for more athletics coverage:
Athletic Gear & Viking Spiritwear
Anyone can purchase our official athletic gear for fall sports but only until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 14. Order online using the these individual sport links, and your order ships directly to you. You can also peruse the Viking Corner – Academy’s spiritwear store run solely by parents – online at, where dress code and spiritwear items are available. Orders can be picked up during the Lower School Ice Cream Social or during regular store hours.
Alumni & Faculty/Staff in the News
Chris Luzniak, a math teacher in our Upper School, has been appointed to the Professional Development Services Committee for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The committees and editorial panels are central to the Council's work, second only to the Board of Directors in their leadership role in NCTM, the world's largest mathematics education organization. Click on the following links for more alumni and faculty/staff news: