Spring Fling

The Spring Fling is just around the corner, on Saturday, May 12. Have you bought your tickets to this extremely fun event and key fundraiser for our school. Lots of great food and drink, engaging company, an auction and dancing. Come enjoy and support our kids.

Cross country

Cross Country at Columbia Secondary School

The CSS Class of 2017 celebrates National College Signing Day! 

A sampling of where students are headed: Bard, Barnard, Baruch, City College, City Tech, College of St.Rose, Clark, Columbia, Emory, Goucher, Howard, Hunter, Ithaca College, Johns Hopkins, Lafayette, Laguardia Community College, Lehman, Muhlenberg, Northeastern, NYU, St. Bonaventure, St. Mary’s College of California, SUNY (Albany, Binghampton, Buffalo and Cobbleskill), PACE, Parsons School of Design, St.


Five CSS seniors are Questbridge finalists! Questbridge National College Match is an application process that helps high-achieving seniors apply to and be selected for admission at partner colleges with full four-year scholarships. Pictured below: Zosia Caes, Maira Vargas, Beatrice Mhando, Woody Chiang and Emmanuella Asiedu.

Cheer at CSS

Keeping step along with a lumbering Charlie Brown, the Sesame Street gang and a myriad of entertainers, giant balloons and bands, the Columbia Secondary School Cheer Team marching and performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- the only local New York City team to participate!

furture city

Future City starts with a question—how can we make the world a better place? To answer it, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.

Welcome to the CSS PTA Website

The Columbia Second School PTA Executive Board welcomes you to your PTA website! We hope you find it interesting, fun and inspiring. Of course, it remains a work in progress, like all volunteer efforts, but we're sure it will offer important information and assistance to CSS parents and faculty alike.  MORE INFO

CSS News

CSS is proud to present 9 to 5, a production unfortunately as relevant today as it was in 1980 when it debuted as a… More Info

Some of the great treats offered at the January Bakes and Bites Sale. Your PTA raised $544 for important school and… More Info

With three daughters at CSS, Nydia Prishker says it is important for her to make time to volunteer for PTA… More Info

What a successful happy hour we had at Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor. Great food, great drink and great company!… More Info

It's that wonderful time of year again. Picture Day is coming to CSS!  Irvin Simon Photographers will be taking the… More Info

I have been helping out at CSS since my daughter Luca, now a junior, came to the school in the sixth grade. The… More Info

Your CSS PTA was happy to support the High School Government in its Halloween Day Blood Drive. The CSS community … More Info

CSS students proud of the school's Contrariwise philosophy journal at Community Education Council District 5 Family… More Info

The CSS Musical Theatre's 2016-17 production of "In the Heights" featured Washington Heights residents among its… More Info

A sampling of where students are headed: Bard, Barnard, Baruch, City College, City Tech, College of St.Rose, Clark,… More Info


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