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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 392 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,200
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Saint Columbkille Partnership School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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
392 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Saint Columbkille Partnership School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
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 $8700 to $11200 depending on the grade. Discounts for multiple children from one family. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Summer Program Cost
$350
% on Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,200
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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Saint Columbkille Partnership School cost?

Saint Columbkille Partnership School's tuition is approximately $9,200 for private students and $350 for summer students.

Does Saint Columbkille Partnership School offer a summer program?

Yes, Saint Columbkille Partnership School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Saint Columbkille Partnership School offer?

Saint Columbkille Partnership School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Crew, Field Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Track and Field and Ultimate Frisbee.

What is Saint Columbkille Partnership School's ranking?

Saint Columbkille Partnership School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Saint Columbkille Partnership School?

The application deadline for Saint Columbkille Partnership School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the Saint Columbkille Partnership School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
NO SCHOOL (Spring Break) (STCPS Calendar)
April 17, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day of School (STCPS Calendar)
June 16, 2023 (Friday)

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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 392 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,200
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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