District Goals


We will provide all students in Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade with high quality early childhood experiences, focusing on research-based foundational skills necessary for learning to read grade level literacy, in order to increase grade level literacy.


We will provide a high-quality education for all learners and remove barriers for at-risk students, students with disabilities, and English Learners.


We will create positive school communities with an inclusive equity lens and ensure individual learning needs, social-emotional wellness, and physical wellness of students are met; as well as training staff so they understand and apply Trauma-Informed and Culturally Responsive Teaching in the learning environment.


We will prepare students for college, career, and life with the necessary skills they need to succeed in post-secondary opportunities. Family engagement will be a critical component towards student success.

Our Mission

The Columbia Borough School District provides a learning environment where every student can excel to his/her highest potential of academic achievement. The district, in partnership with the community, will prepare each student to become an independent life-long learner and a responsible caring citizen.


Our Vision


The Columbia Borough School District will continue to grow as a progressive and dynamic educational organization by providing quality education that secures the future of our children and community.

Our Values

We believe:

  • All students possess the ability to learn.

  • Education is a partnership between family, school, and community.

  • All students and staff are treated equally, fairly, and with respect.

  • All students and staff are accepted and appreciated for their individuality and diversity.

  • All students should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential and to develop their individual talents.

  • All students and their parents/guardians must be responsible and active participants in the educational process.

  • All students and staff are entitled to a safe and secure environment.

  • All students and staff should be able to use technology as an integral part of their teaching, learning, and individual productivity.

  • All students need to be prepared for lifelong learning and a variety of careers in a diverse global society.

  • An appropriately state certified and dedicated staff is essential to the learning process.