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Columbia Academy for Learning and Enrichment (CALE) is an exceptional microschool situated in Columbia, Missouri. As a microschool, we are dedicated to catering to the individual needs of our students, providing them with a personalized and dynamic learning experience. At CALE, we embrace a multi-age approach that allows us to meet students exactly where they are in their unique learning trajectories.

Unlike traditional schools, our students are not confined by grade levels. We understand that every child learns at their own pace and possesses individual strengths and areas for growth. This approach enables us to support students who may be working ahead of their grade-level standards or those who require additional assistance to catch up. Our focus extends across various subject areas, acknowledging that each student may excel in certain subjects while requiring extra support in others.


The CALE Difference

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We recognize the diversity of our students' learning needs and tailor our instruction accordingly. By meeting students where they are, regardless of age or grade-level, we foster an inclusive environment that encourages personal growth and academic success.

Individualized Learning

We employ highly qualified and passionate teachers who are trained in child development and innovative teaching methods. They foster a love of learning and are adept at tailoring instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. We work closely with teachers to ensure the highest quality teaching practices are in place. With an embedded coaching model, new teachers that join our CALE family have consistent training from a highly qualified instructional coach. 

Qualified and Passionate Teachers

We provide a safe and nurturing environment, ensuring that all students feel comfortable and supported. This includes appropriate security measures, caring staff, and positive relationships among students.

Your student will be safe and loved. 

Safe and Nurturing Environment

At Columbia Academy for Learning and Enrichment:

We strive to create an inclusive and empowering educational environment that nurtures the unique abilities and passions of every student. By embracing a multi-age approach and focusing on individualized learning, we empower students to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially, preparing them for a successful future.

In The News:



"CALE is providing new educational possibilities for Columbia’s children by bringing family and education to the forefront."

September 9, 2022​


"Columbia private school brings specialized learning approach to the classroom..."

August 17, 2022​


"The face of exceptional education..."

April 29, 2022​

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