The 2022-23 school year includes the 150th anniversary of the founding of Columbia Public Schools. While our community and district have grown and changed considerably since 1873, our commitment to children, families and our community remains the same.
CPS Sesquicentennial Celebrations
As we begin official CPS sesquicentennial celebrations in January 2023, we will reflect on where we began, celebrate how far we’ve come, and look to our future in this special CPSTV segment.
The history of Columbia Public Schools can be traced back to December 1872, when the community voted in favor of the formation of a city school district. However, education in our community began well before then.
Throughout its history, Columbia Public Schools has undergone significant changes, faced numerous challenges, and accomplished many great things. We continue celebrating our rich history by looking back at some of the notable initiatives.
As we look towards the future, Columbia Public Schools is well-positioned to continue its legacy of excellence. We are committed to providing our students with the tools and skills they need to succeed in a world that looks very different from the one at our founding 150 years ago. Our students begin learning these skills from the moment they walk through our doors.
Be sure to check out the next segment in May!