"Our philosophy is to develop the fullest potential of the students under our care by providing them with a conducive and safe learning environment with qualified and experienced teachers and a small teacher to pupil ratio is to ensure individual guidance and attention"
Columbia was first established in 1996. Originally established to provide after school care services, we discovered a need for quality pre-school and child care services. Consequently, we started a child care centre at 10 Toh Guan Road in 1999, which was subsequently renamed to Columbia Academy in 2012. The school provides a programme that encompasses academics, general knowledge, character and esteem building, moral education, discipline and independence for our students. Most importantly, we strive to develop a 'confident and thinking child'. We named this programme the Columbia's Cerebrum Enhancement Programme.
Columbia Academy was acquired in full by SDM Education Group in June 2018. They took over full management of the centre in December 2018 and discontinued the use of the Columbia Programme in May 2019.
In June 2020, Columbia Academy Consultants was appointed as the management consultant for the Toh Guan Road centre. The centre resumed the use of the new and improved Cerebrum Enhancement Programme on 2nd June 2020. The centre was renamed Columbia Preschool.