At St. Columban School we offer a full curriculum with a commitment to provide basic skills, critical thinking and effective communication to your children.
An emphasis on Catholic values challenges students to understand and seek peace, social justice and freedom.
The kindergarten through 8th grade program is enhanced by a technology program, extensive library, intramural sports, music and scouting programs.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 317 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Columban School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
317 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Columban School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Designated School Uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

School Notes

  • Our Mission: St. Columban School is a parochial school that provides Catholic religious formation and a quality academic education to Kindergarten through Eighth grade students. Building upon the legacy of the Religious Sisters of Charity, our fully accredited parish school empowers students to give witness to the Gospel in love and service and become responsible members of the Church and community.
  • Comprehensive K-8 Curriculum: Religion, Language Arts (Reading/Literature, English/Composition, Spelling/Vocabulary) Mathematics (Algebra 7-8), Science, Social Studies, Technology, Music, Library Science and Physical Education are components of our core program.
  • Student Enrichment: Students have various opportunities to develop their talents. Leadership skills are enhanced through participation in Student Council, Green Team, Peace Keepers, and Drama. Additional programs (Choir, Field Trips, Guest Speakers, Athletics) give students the opportunity to meet the Schoolwide Learning Expectations.
  • Learning Support ~ Resource Program: This program is a specialized element of the school intended to further assist students to learn in a manner that is most beneficial to them.
  • School Chaplain: The Chaplain is available on a regular basis to students and parents.
  • School Lunch Program: A catered and nutritious lunch program is available Monday through Friday.
  • Extended Day Care Program: Daycare is available before school (7:00 a.m.) and after school (Monday through Friday, dismissal to 6:00 p.m.). Supervised assistance is provided for homework, outdoor play and crafts.
  • Location: The school is adjacent to St. Columban Church, within two blocks of historic Garden Grove and near all Orange County Freeways.
  • Our Staff: The school is staffed by credentialed teachers and principal, teacher aides, and specialize teachers in Technology, Music and Physical Education. With a Teacher and Instructional Aide in Kindergarten through Third Grade, there is a 20 to 1 student to adult ratio.

School Reviews

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We love St. Columban! Our daughter has been attending St. Columban for 6 years now. We love the individualized learning the school offers and the extra-curricular activities. Having our daughter enrolled at St. Columban has definitely ensured a faith filled, bright future for her!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 317 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Orange County, CA is $11,625 for elementary schools and $18,474 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orange County, CA is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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