Private Schools Report Waitlists and Increased Interest From CPS Parents
Emily Smith knew Columbia Public School District's online structure would not work for her youngest son.
So she enrolled the fifth grader in Christian Fellowship School, a private school in Columbia. Smith allowed her eighth-grade son to attend Gentry Middle School virtually, hoping the district would decide to return middle schoolers to in-person classes.
When the Columbia Board of Education voted Nov. 9 to delay the return of in-person classes for middle and high school students until Jan. 19, Smith initiated transfer paperwork for her older son.