Columbus High School

  • Our mission is to provide a Catholic educational center, distinguished by its disciplined, values-based approach to the education and formation of young men and women into a Christian community of principled thinkers.
  • Columbus develops the mind, body and spirit through a balance of quality curricular, extracurricular, and community service activities within a Christ-centered environment.
  • A Catholic education at Columbus High School fosters the values of human dignity, responsibility, importance of family, informed citizenship and moral decision making.
  • Columbus students are caring, concerned and involved persons who operate from a strong value foundation rooted in faith and nurtured by family.
  • They are disciplined, enthusiastic, willing to serve and represent diverse cultures and economic backgrounds.
  • The Columbus student acquires a knowledge of Catholic vision and values and a responsibility to self, family, community and society.
  • The student's knowledge includes the skills of effective communication, decision making, problem-solving and conflict resolution to be used in career, leisure, service and faith.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students293 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade Columbus High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Schenectady
    Grades: PK-5 | 197 students
    934.2 miles
    3510 Carman Road
    Schenectady, NY 12303
    934.2 PK-5
  • Madison Heights
    Grades: 9-12
    469.5 miles
    32000 Campbell Road
    Madison Heights, MI 48071
    469.5 9-12
  • Saint Louis
    Grades: 9-12 | 262 students
    286.4 miles
    701 N Spring Ave
    Saint Louis, MO 63108
    286.4 9-12
  • Waterloo
    St Edward School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-5 | 270 students
    1.1 miles
    139 E Mitchell Ave
    Waterloo, IA 50702
    1.1 PK-5
  • Cedar Falls
    Valley Lutheran School
    (Other Lutheran)
    Grades: K-12 | 172 students
    4.5 miles
    4520 Rownd Street
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    4.5 K-12

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $3,712 for elementary schools and $9,203 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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