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  • Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School (“Columbia Grammar”, “Columbia Prep”, “CGPS”, “Columbia”) is one of the oldest nonsectarian private schools in the United States, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (5 West 93rd Street), in New York City, New York. It was founded in 1764 by Columbia University in order to properly prepare incoming freshmen in the fields of English, Greek, and Latin grammar. By 1865, the school had grown substantially and was no longer connected to the university.
    The school was originally known as The Grammar School of King’s College (King’s College was the original name of Columbia University). The school changed its name concurrently with the university during the American Revolution to Columbia Grammar School, and added the word preparatory in 1978.

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