In July of 1965, the Southern Columbia Area School District, the present administrative unit, came into existence. Southern Area is composed of an Elementary Center housing Kindergarten through Fourth Grade, a Middle School for Fifth through Eighth Grade, and a Senior High School comprised of grades nine through twelve. Both the Elementary and the Junior/Senior High Schools are accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Southern Columbia is a third class school district. Go Tigers!