St. Columbkille School was established in 1923 by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and originally staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.Our mission is to educate the whole student, guiding each one, by modeling the Gospel values, to understand who they are as God`s children and citizens of the world.
Our goal is to create leaders of tomorrow by challenging students to excel in all aspects of education.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 294 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,075
  • Average class size: 32 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
294 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
St. Columbkille Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
32 students
Classroom Dress Code
School Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • St. Columbkille School`s curriculum is aligned to the standards of the state of California and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Instruction is given in the core areas of Religion, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts. Classes in physical education are given weekly. Through a partnership with Counseling Partners of Los Angeles, counselors completing their clinical hours, are on site four days a week to help students with study skills, conflict resolution skills, or emotional stresses that may affect their grades and/or behavior.  Extra-curricular activities are provided in the areas of: academics, digital media arts, drama, sports, and leadership. 
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Saint Columbkille is a great school. A diamond in the ruff. I am proud that one of my class mates works there and has been doing an outstanding job changing lives. Keep up the fantastic work Rosalva Escobedo! St. Columbkille number 1
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St. Columbkille is a great place to learn! I am in the 8th grade and my two sisters are in the 7th and 1st grades. We all love it here and everyone is nice. No drama, the teachers really care, and just about everyone here is really smart. They offer morning and afterschool daycare and library, girls'' and boys''- soccer, basketball; co-ed spring and winter musicals, academic decathlon, student council, math club, and two reading clubs, title 1 for math and reading, volleyball, and tackle football. The school year is divided into four quarters when you can receive principal's award, perfect attendance, or honor roll. We get progress reports halfway through each quarter and report cards. In junior high, we also receive conduct cards at the end of each week to show parents how well we are bahaving and if we complete all our work. At the end of the school year, each class validictorian and salutatorian receive medals to congratulate them. Almost everyone graduates except maybe just one student and learning really is fun here! I love it and hope to send my kids here one day.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 294 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,075
  • Average class size: 32 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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