Columbia Explorers Academy    Kindergarten - 8th




Columbia Explorers Academy

4520 S. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60632

Mr. Jose Barrera

Assistant Principal:
Ms. Eileen Considine

(773) 535-4050

 (773) 535-4083


The 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

Adriana Cardenas               Craig Cleve              Chelsea Clementz Denise Grosskopf               Eva Cooper              Jennifer Ford                           Maureen Gamboney Rogelio Rincon                       Stacy Medeiros         

Supply List for School Year 2015-2016 English / Spanish Picture English / Spanish

Columbia Explorers Academy welcomed:

Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías - Cónsul General de México

We celebrated the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution



Open House 9/11/201


Explorer of the month of May


Contact Us
Columbia Explorers Academy
4520 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60600
Principal: Mr. Jose Barrera
Assistant Principal: Ms. Eileen Considine
Phone:(773) 535-4050
Fax:(773) 535-4083

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