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Our School

Harambee is a high performing Christian private school serving students in grades Pre K-8 with many key distinctives.


We are located in Columbus’ South Linden neighborhood.



What We Offer


Year Round Calendar

The school year begins at the end of July and ends at the beginning of June. Studies show the year-round school calendar helps curb Summer learning loss and can reduce the achievement gap experienced in students from low-income neighborhoods.

Academic Excellence

Harambee students regularly outperform peers from suburban districts, which is remarkable because 80% of students come from economically disadvantaged communities.

Financial Aid Available

Most students at Harambee attend at no cost to their families thanks to the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship and other financial aid.



Engaging youth groups for all ages that emphasize Bible study, prayer, friendships, and fun meet every Sunday. Students in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to attend an amazing Christian Summer camp each year at little to no cost.

Who We Are

Our Mission

Columbus, Ohio has the eighth largest gap of metropolitan cities in the U.S. regarding the difference between the highest and lowest opportunity neighborhoods. 

According to The Child Opportunity Index developed by The Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University, the typical Black child in America lives in a neighborhood with an Opportunity Score of 23, while Hispanic children live in communities with a score of 37. The average white child lives in a neighborhood with an Opportunity Score of 73. 

In Columbus, Ohio,  73% of African-American children live in an area of “Low” or “Very Low” opportunity compared with 29% of white children. 

These depressing statistics fan the flame of our mission to provide opportunities for students and families in need. We do this through implementing our Proven Process:

Above the Bar Education + Christian Community + Parent Champions = Thriving Students

Harambee students regularly outperform peers from higher performing suburban districts. This is remarkable because 85% of students come from low-income households.


What We Teach
The Harambee Character Essentials













What We Believe

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Next steps on the journey

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