About CAA

Principal Letter

Welcome to Columbus Adventist Academy!

At Columbus Adventist Academy, we strive for academic excellence with a faith-based curriculum and a safe and Christ-filled environment. As we exemplify compassion and love toward each student, we cooperate with the Spirit of God to teach some of life’s most important lessons.

CAA is a private Christian school that is part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system. The largest Protestant school system in the world, it includes pre-K, elementary and high schools, colleges, and universities around the globe. Our school is also a chartered nonpublic school in the State of Ohio.

CAA is richly blessed with a dedicated and experienced staff, each of whom is committed to academic excellence and building Christ-like character in our students. Our goal is to educate not only for this life, but for eternity.

As you browse through our site, it is my desire that you get a glimpse of who we are and what makes CAA an exceptional school that you would want your child to attend. It is a blessing and a privilege to serve as the principal of CAA and to be a part of what God is doing here. If I can be of any further assistance, please contact me through our school office at (614) 471-2083.

Evelyn Fordham-Goodman

CAA’s Philosophy, Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Philosophy: Children’s lives are transformed through Christ-centered education.

Mission: To educate children through and for Christ-centered evangelism, empowerment, and excellence.

Vision: Through Christ-centered evangelism, empowerment, and excellence, students’ lives are being transformed.

Core Values: Christ-centered evangelism, empowerment, excellence

Strategic Plan

The School Board of Columbus Adventist Academy has been engaged in a long-term strategic planning process over the course of several years. In October 2019, the board finalized a strategic plan that will guide the planning and operation of CAA through the next several years.

Overarching Goals:

  • Academic excellence and student achievement (Proverbs 4:7)
  • Responsible stewardship and financial stability (1 Corinthians 4:2)
  • Spiritual climate (Isaiah 54:13)
  • Excellent teachers, administration, and staff (Psalm 32:8)
  • Marketing (Mark 5:19)
  • Community engagement (Matthew 5:16)
  • Facilities (Ecclesiastes 10:18)
  • Customer service and satisfaction (Hebrews 13:1, 2)

If you are interested in supporting our drive toward these goals, please contact the school office.


Columbus Adventist Academy is accredited by:

In addition, CAA is a chartered nonpublic school in the state of Ohio. A chartered nonpublic school is a private school that holds a valid charter issued by the state board of education and maintains compliance with the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools.

Columbus Adventist Academy School Board

Grace Brown
DeLaina Cox Board Chair/Finance Chair
Dr. Violet Cox Education Superintendent, Allegheny West Conference
Evelyn Fordham-Goodman Principal
Pastor Keith Goodman Pastor, Ephesus SDA Church
Luanda Cunningham
Crystal Giles
Yolanda Harrison
Belvia Jackson
 Jadon Nious Business Manager
Sean Maycock Teacher Representative