Dear Families,

Welcome, and thank you for choosing Columbus Humanities Arts and Technology Academy (CHATA). We are all extremely appreciative and excited that you have joined our family. The road ahead of you will be difficult at times, it will be full of lifelong memories, and there will be seemingly impossible challenges. We will be there every step of the way to make sure that you, like many of our graduates, move on to lead rewarding and robust lives. If you follow our path, you will develop courage through confidence, creativity through practice, and compassion through experience. I expect that everyone gives their best when they can. Who dares wins!


Mrs. Erin Johnson

Community School

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Educational Approach

Our educational approach has five principles at its core. These principles provide a strong foundation for learning and include:
1) Teaching compassion and understanding, 2) Setting high expectations for all students, 3) Providing a safe and secure learning environment, 4) Using integrated arts and technology in classrooms, and 5) Never accepting failure as an option.

Teaching compassion and understanding

Teaching compassion and understanding

We believe that happy students are learning students. Our staff are dedicated and highly trained professionals who consider each child as an individual. We respect the developmental needs of all children, and will work to make sure that every student has a foundation for success.
Setting high expectations

Setting high expectations

Good enough is not an option at Columbus Humanities. We aim to instill a sense of ambition and drive in all students. We teach our students that the world is competitive and getting ahead takes more than just book smarts—it takes grit and determination.
Providing a safe and secure environment

Providing a safe and secure environment

We care about the well-being and development of each child. We insist on a secure and orderly school. We address every aspect of security, from building codes and safety procedures to codes of conduct and character education. Columbus Humanities has a state of the art camera system, employs a full-time security officer, and extensively trains staff to ensure the safest learning environment for all students.
Using integrated arts and technology

Using integrated arts and technology

When you look in our classrooms, you will see students creating, pretending, dancing, singing, and engaged. Additionally, our classrooms are equipped with modern technologies that keep students interested and focused on learning.
Never accepting failure as an option

Never accepting failure as an option

We teach our students that failure is part of learning—you have to be wrong before you can be right. We push students to keep trying when learning something new and to not be afraid of failing, as long as you never give up. Who dares wins!


Our small class size and dedication to a well-rounded education with a specialized focus on core academics and technology make Columbus Humanities Arts and Technology Academy a great educational environment.


Accredited by AdvancED

Most Diverse

K-8 school in the state


Overall Value Added Growth

Our school is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter and community schools located throughout the U.S. We serve more than 11,500 students nationwide. Learn more about ACCEL Schools.