The 15th annual Columbia Academy Valentine Benefit Dinner was held February 11, 2016. Organized by the Ladies Auxiliary for Christian Education (L.A.C.E.), the event included a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction in Columbia Academy's Vest Hall. This year, guests enjoyed a Medieval theme with many who camed dressed in period costumes.
The silent and live auctions included themed and community business-sponsored gift baskets, original student art projects and baked goods donated by area eateries. Upper school students participated in this event by managing the coat check room, valet parking, and serving at the dinner.
Guests at the Columbia Academy fundraising gala, the L.A.C.E. Valentine's Banquet, enjoyed a medieval theme this year. The Ladies' Auxiliary for Christian Education (L.A.C.E.) is a volunteer organization that supports the school through various events and projects each year. The annual Valentine's Banquet proceeds go to fund special projects to enhance the educational resources and facilities available to Columbia Academy students at the Columbia and Spring Hill campuses.
Steeped in history and tradition, Columbia Academy is located in Columbia, Tenn. with a current enrollment of more than 950 students from pre-school to 12th grade. The campus covers 67 beautiful acres located approximately 45 minutes south of Nashville. The campus was built in 1890 as the Columbia Arsenal. In 1905, it became the Columbia Military Academy, a prestigious school that attracted students from across the country and around the world. In the fall of 1979, the school became Columbia Academy. In 2010, Columbia Academy added the Spring Hill satellite campus for elementary grades.