Philosophy Quick fixes to academic success do not exist. Achieving academic success is a progress that requires constant monitoring and evaluation of progress. Children succeed academically in an environment that is healthy and positive. Mission Our mission here at Columbus School is to ensure that every student achieves academic success. In order to accomplish this mission we must involve parents in the educational process, incorporate standards and research based programs, provide a safe learning environment, and build students' self-concept through character education and community service projects.