St Columba School

3365 Glencolum Dr
San Diego, CA 92123-0921
Tel: (858)279-1882
Grades: PK-8 | 288 students
St Columba Elementary School is a Preschool through Grade 8 (Before and after school care provided).
As a catholic school our purpose is to provide a progressive and enriched education diredted towards the overall Catholic formation and development of each student (e.g.
spiritually, physically, social, and aesthetic).

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 288 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade St Columba School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Flag FootballSoccer,

School Notes:

  • St Columba Catholic School is proud to serve the San Diego and military community.  Since its establishment in 1963, St. Columba has graduated many students who have become successful professionals, and have gone on to serve our community and country with excellence.  Our school dedicates itself to "educating the whole child" by providing an education with strong Catholic values, academic excellence, and a safe and disciplined environment.  It is our endeavor to ensure that our students will successfully meet the challenges of the 21st Century through living a Christ-centered life in a changing world.

Profile last updated: 07/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Torah High Schools (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School (0.7 miles away)
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  • San Diego
    Grades: PK-8 | 293 students
    0.7 miles
    3630 Afton Rd
    San Diego, CA 92123
  • San Diego
    Grades: 9-12 | 49 students
    0.7 miles
    3630 Afton Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92123
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-12 | 6 students
    1.9 miles
    2825 Merton Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92111
  • San Diego
    Grades: 1-12 | 62 students
    1.9 miles
    3002 Armstrong St
    San Diego, CA 92111
  • San Diego
    Nazareth School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 327 students
    2 miles
    10728 San Diego Mission Rd
    San Diego, CA 92108

School Reviews

Our family has been at this school for a couple years now and I now feel that I can give an honest assessment at this point. When we were looking for public schools in our area we were pretty disappointed. After touring this school it had the feel of the school we wanted. In addition to academics, we wanted the right environment and atmosphere. A place our children would want to be and not dread going everyday. The students were all listening at attention and the teachers had full command of the classroom during our unscheduled visit. This is an old school. It just celebrated 50 years as a school. It could use updating in many areas, but it has everything it needs. It does have a library and computer lab - though small, it works. It does have an art program, music and dance options for those that choose to participate. The school choir is absolutely fabulous-impressive. Sports programs offered are Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Football (flag) and Track. They compete against other Catholic schools which is fun. The kids go to mass every Friday and parents are welcome to join. A Catholic school relies heavily on volunteer work of the parents. We appreciate this because we know many parents are then involved with the school and their children. We constantly assess this school compared to our other choices - public and private - and always choose this school. One reason is hearing what the graduating 8th graders have to say about their time spent at St. Columba. They all seem to love it and appreciate the education, life lessons as well as the friends they made. This year 100% of the 8th grade students passed the Catholic H.S. acceptance exam. Over 60% are moving on to Catholic/Christian schools. Other notes: 1. There is fundraising to be done at every school. 2. Science curriculum is done in class at each grade level. 3. There is music class offered. 4. The Spanish is basic, but it isn't a Spanish immersion - it is for exposure and cultural teaching. 7. Uniforms - We love uniforms - we save money on other clothes in the long run. And makes getting ready in the morning so much easier as well as removes the competitiveness from dressing for friends and classmates. Is it perfect? No - perfect doesn't exist. But we like it here. Our kids like it here. We are happy.
- Posted by Parent, 08/18/15

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