Columbia

Columbia is a planned community in Howard County.  It is one of the principal cities of the Baltimore Metropolitan area.  Creator and developer James W. Rouse created the community to benefit human values and a small town way of life.  Opened in 1967, Columbia has consistently ranked in the top ten of CNN Money’s Best Places to Live in the United States.  The centerpieces of Columbia include the The Mall and man-made 27 acre reservoir, Lake Kittamaqundi.  The lake is a popular attraction for summer festivals and 4th of July fireworks. Villages in Columbia were made to give a small town feel to residents and many have their own high school or middle school.  All villages have a shopping center, community center and more. Street names are inspired by famous works of art and literature – you will know when you hear one that the address must be in Columbia.

Popular Attractions: Merriweather Post Pavilion, The Mall in Columbia, Howard Community College, Howard County Public Library

Columbia SCHOOL DATA

Columbia Area School Information

School NameCityGrade RangeRating
Bright Stars Learning Academy
ColumbiaK-1
Swansfield Elementary School
ColumbiaPK-55
Wilde Lake Middle School
Columbia6-85
Wilde Lake High School
Columbia9-126
Clemens Crossing Elementary School
ColumbiaK-59
Columbia Montessori School
ColumbiaPK-1
Atholton Adventist Academy
ColumbiaPK-10
Harpers Choice Middle School
Columbia6-85
Atholton High School
Columbia9-128
Bryant Woods Elementary School
ColumbiaPK-55
Longfellow Elementary School
ColumbiaPK-55
Atholton Elementary School
ColumbiaPK-58
Julia Brown Montessori School
ColumbiaPK-3
Columbia Academy Elementary and Middle School
ColumbiaK-8
Homewood School
Ellicott City7-12
Applications And Research Laboratory
Ellicott CityK-2
Stevens Forest Elementary School
ColumbiaPK-55
Running Brook Elementary School
ColumbiaPK-54
Oakland Mills Middle School
Columbia6-85
Talbott Springs Elementary School
ColumbiaPK-55
Lake Elkhorn Middle School
Columbia7-95
Cradlerock Elementary School
ColumbiaPK-5
Oakland Mills High School
Columbia9-125
Clarksville Middle School
Clarksville6-89
River Hill High School
Clarksville9-1210
Pointers Run Elementary School
ClarksvillePK-59
Clarksville Elementary School
ClarksvilleK-59
Hammond High School
Columbia9-126