Columbus Collegiate Academy - Main St. is a free, college preparatory middle school on the near east side committed to the communities in the city of Columbus. Their primary mission is to prepare students in grades 6-8 to achieve academic excellence and become citizens of integrity. CCA Main is an open enrollment, public charter school that provides academic intervention to stimulate students' growth in Math and English Language Arts, and staff-to-student advisory to support their social-emotional development. They offer unique programs such as high school placement, alumni services, after school clubs and sports, as well as electives for strings orchestra, art, and gym all at no cost to enrolled students. Their elementary school United Preparatory Academy - East serves grades K-5, and is located nearby on E Broad St. and N 17th St.
Columbus Collegiate Academy - Main St. is a Building Excellent Schools Fellow founded school. The Lead Founder of Columbus Collegiate Academy, Andrew Boy, has received extensive executive training, guidance and support from Building Excellent Schools, a national non-profit organization based in Boston, MA that is committed to dramatically improving the academic achievement of underserved students in urban areas across the country.