vision of Columbia Explorers Academy Elementary School is to
provide a safe, nurturing environment where staff, parents and the
community collaborate to embrace diversity and promote academic
success in our journey to educate the whole child.
Our mission is to become an
exemplary school by modeling high academic standards through
authentic experiences that support the application of skills for
literacy, higher-order thinking, and living. We seek to provide
understanding and respect for individual differences to enable all
students to be successful members of society.
Click here for
a Slide Show of Columbia Explorers Academy Art collection
Click on the teacher's name below
to learn more about him/her.
Supply List for School Year
C.E.A. Thanks Crown Imports /
Chicago Cares for sponsoring and participation in the soccer field
construction and dedication
Click the picture below to watch its video
like to thank our sponsors
Click here to see us in action
CEA Test Scores Review
Re-Max Hot Air Balloon at C.E.A.
If you have not visited and registered on
we encourage you to do so. We are creating a living history of the
CPS schools and, as more people register, we are creating a vast
network of resources that will benefit the entire CPS community.
Columbia Explorers Academy was
named the Adler Planetarium's educational partner of the
year! Click here to find out
more about the partnership between C.E.A. and the Adler
For the next week, a picture from
the La Familia Event will be on Adler's
Picture of the Week web page. Columbia Explorers
Academy school is featured (as are some of the
students), you will enjoy seeing it. It is found at
Museum celebrates Day of the Dead through art
Meso-American beliefs with Catholic rituals
100 Schools Receive Academic Recognition
Hands-on makes lessons engaging. Students at
Columbia Explorers go from textbook learning to finding out the
answers on their own
By Elizabeth Duffrin
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Columbia Explorers Academy
4520 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60600
Principal: Mr. Jose Barrera
Ms. Eileen Considine