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

Click on the teacher's name below to learn more about him/her.

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


Supply List for School Year 2014-2015


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

We would like to thank our sponsors

  Click here to see us in action in the

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 planetarium.

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
Exhibit combines 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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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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