Saint Columbkille Partnership School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based, Mild Learning Differences, Specific Learning Disability
Year Founded1901
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students385 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Saint Columbkille Partnership School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(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. )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,400
Tuition NotesTuition 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
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Admissions DirectorErica Rego
Admissions AssociateKate Ward


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Field Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCrew,
Field HockeyNordic Skiing,
SnowboardingTrack and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee


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.

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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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