St Columba School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (858)279-1882
  • 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 directed 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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedTitle 1 tutoring
Year Founded1963

Student Body

Total Students218 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeSt Columba School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition fees are designated by non-parishioner and parishioner rate, multi child discounts are given
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMs. Rose Navarro
Admissions AssociateMiss Linda Glenwinkel

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cheering, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
CheeringField Hockey,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Band Program, basketball, cheerleading, Choir, flag football, Liturgical Team, soccer, Spanish Club, volleyball Band Program, basketball, cheerleading, Choir, flag football, soccer, Spanish Club, volleyball, Liturgical Team,

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.
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School Reviews

5  8/18/2015
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.
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