STCPS is a Catholic Lab School in the Boston Area for Students pre-K-Grade 8.Saint Columbkille is the only pre-K through Grade 8 Catholic laboratory school in Boston.
Partnering with Boston College`s Lynch School of Education and Human Development, we design and redesign our curricula and pedagogy with evidence-based shifts and leaps in education. This dynamic and student-centered approach to teaching and learning enables our faculty to equip your student with the distinct characteristics, attributes, skills, and values they need to be successful learners.
Founded in 1901, we are committed to the education of children of all backgrounds in an environment that cultivates respect, mutuality and care. Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, we search for the truth with joy, practice the good with conviction, and contemplate the beautiful as we prepare students for lives of faith, service and leadership.
Saint Columbkille is steeped in Jesuit traditions. We seek to develop the whole child and instill the idea of "women and men for others."The Jesuit values of the pursuit of excellence, development of personal potential, critical thinking and effective communication, as well as a commitment to service are key tenets of our school`s ideals.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,900
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School News

  • 2021 Virtual Democracy Day Empowers Students - 06/15/2021

    Saint Columbkille students participated in a virtual Democracy Day to learn about students' social justice projects.Democracy Day has been a tradition at Saint Columbkille Partnership School for many years. Each ...moreyear, students participate in a social justice project, which can be a piece of writing, a poster, a science experiment, etc. One student from each class is chosen to give a speech that teaches others about their social justice topic and gives ideas of how we can take action to make changes. hide

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences, Specific Learning Disability
Year Founded
1901
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
400 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Saint Columbkille Partnership School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
98%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Students have the options of wearing formal uniforms, winter uniforms, and warm weather uniforms. All students are required to wear the physical education uniform on PE days. )

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $8400 to $10400 depending on the grade. Discounts for multiple children from one family. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
% on Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,500
Admissions Director
Erica Rego
Admissions Associate
Kate Ward

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Art Club, Best Buddies, Chess Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Engineering Club, Field Hockey Club, Fit Kids Club, Garden Club, Junior Choir, Knitting Club, Math Club, Publishing Club, Rock Climbing Club, Rowing Club, Service Club, Ski Club, Strong Women Strong Girls, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Instrumental Lessons, Piano Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports Club

School Notes

  • Saint Columbkille is the only pre-K-Grade 8 laboratory school in Boston. Partnering with Boston College`s Lynch School of Education and Human Development, we design and redesign our curricula and pedagogy with evidence-based shifts and leaps in education. We are proud to be a top Catholic preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school focusing on a dynamic and student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Located in Brighton - we draw students from all around the Boston area including Cambridge, Watertown, West Roxbury, Waltham, Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill and Dedham.
Profile last updated: 08/22/2021

School Reviews

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I can not say enough about the quality of the teachers at Saint Columbkille. Every teacher has or is working toward a Masters in Education at Boston College. They are passionate about teaching and committed to the students they lovingly teach. When we survey our parents about what they like most about Saint Cols, it is always the teachers. I am proud to work alongside them.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 400 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,900
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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