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3000 Southwest 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33165

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(305) 223-5650
(305) 559-4306
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September 30, 2014
Bad education and bad sportsmanship. Is the school that parents love to say my son graduated from but the kids go thru hell.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
This school takes the 1st prize in hiding bad teachers, bullying and a baseball program that works as long as you pay the coaches under the table.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
Bar none...best HS for boys in South Florida. My son attended all 4 years and is graduating now fully prepared for college. He respects and adores the faculty and he shares a camaraderie with all students that is impressive. You can see it if you attend a few games or just any school activity...many of the teachers are ex alumni that have told me they loved the school so much they wanted to continue the legacy and give back by teaching there...in summary....AWESOME

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2014
CCHS is definitely a top notch school. One of the best all boy private schools in the US. The academics are significant, the students are very well mannered, and the educators are very well prepared and care for each student individually. My son is graduating this year and has had an amazing experience here! He doesn't want to graduate. CCHS has been great!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
I took the entrance exam today and the enviroment is amazing, The teachers are funny. It's a nice big school

- submitted by a teacher
April 07, 2013
I have three sons and they all attended CCHS, two have graduated and the third is in his senior year. My sons are all proud of their school and claim they will send their boys there if they still live in the Miami area. From a parent's perspective, I've seen my boys grow up into caring, bright and responsible young men. They each handle their committments to academics differently and the school has placed them in a program that's both challenging but allows them to succeed. I am glad we made the decision to enroll them in this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
A 30 year old experience is certainly invalid and irrelevant today. I have not heard of any "meathead" coaches teaching any academic courses.

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2012
I had the misfortune of attending CCHS all 4 years. 30 years later I still think that was the worst time of my life. There were more than a couple of amazing teachers & I remain grateful for their influence but more often than not classes were taught by by meathead coaches with little interest in the subject matter & even less interest in the students that didn't play a sport. If your boy is all about football, this is the institution for you. But if you're plagued by liberal or artistic sensibilities, run away. The all male environment is kind of horrible, too.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2011
This school promotes itself as having different academic levels. I'm very disappointed. The school places kids in honor classes due to placement tests. They don't look at the child's educational history. They place kids in honor and advanced classed then refuse to place the child at the proper academic level. They don't care if your child has struggled with a subject prior to entering this school. They rather allow your kid to be overwhelmed and fail over properly placing them at the right level. They promise they will work with your kid during open houses. Once your kid is in, they have no problem with setting up your child for failure. They see no correlation between a kids academic history and those placement tests they have. Unless your child is a brilliant kid don't come to this school. Theynhave zero experience dealing with add kids. They don't even seem to care.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
Great School, great faculty and the attitude overall is great!! They prepare the students very well to enter college.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2011
My son attended Columbus for 4 years and had a terrific experience. The teachers and Principal knew him as a person not a number. He's been the recipient of an education that was well rounded and good enough to get him a college scholarship. He took AP courses and was a Captain of his football team and one did not supercede the other. My son is not naturally gifted; he has to put in an effort in everything he does, but he found the encouragement to excel. The coaches worked with him because he worked with them and appreciated what was needed. After high school he has continued to garner support from his teachers and coaches and I couldn't be happier with the decision we made to send him there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2010
My grandsons attend this school and are reciving a fine well rounded education.

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2010
From the Administration, to the teachers, to the academics, and last but not least its students this school is top notch. My two sons and several cousins have graduated from CCHS and all obtained academic scholarships to universities and have excelled in their courses of study. From a family who has experienced significant health issues, the Administration/Teachers never had to be asked, they just did and were always present in every way for my family. A school is more than just academics and sports, it must have a heart and instill that giving and empathy in its students. CCHS is that and much more.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
CCHS is geared to build the future leaders of our community. My son has acquired in his first two years the confidence, managerial skills, and work habits that will help him become a successful professional. The academic program is tailored to the student so that no one is in over their heads. That been said, I must warn parents that if left unsupervised, the sports programs will swallow your son in. Coaches don't much care about the individual, they're geared for overall success and if your son happens to get injured during the course of getting there, so be it. These same coaches will leave no time for academics (even though they constantly deny this). If the athlete happens to be in honor roll or AP classes this situation is only compounded 10 fold. But if you keep this aspect in check, your son will excell in life.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
CCHS does very little in terms of providing for the basic needs of its students. The classes do very little to stimulate our academic and intellectual growth. I am now a senior and through my years I've gruelingly observed that an overwhelmingly amount of the teachers are sub-par, if that. I would love to attend a school where there is a real sense of tradition and where a true brotherhood among the students can be felt. The only reason why I am still here is because my parents can't afford a 'superior education' even though other private schools in the Miami-Dade area offer excellent scholarships.

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2009
This school develops our minds, bodies, and our hearts. I am now a sophomore at the school and I would never want to go to another school. It is a school filled with TRADITION. My father, uncles, cousins, and brothers came here and have now gone into the work force as successful and confident men. I hope and pray that I will grow up to become like them and I feel it is essential to come to Columbus so I can achieve that. Columbus is a diverse school with a nitch for everyone. This school teaches the top students and the bottom students. I can say this because my brothers were top students and my father was a bottom student. To this day my father is a successful entrepreneur providing for a large family. And I am proud to call myself a Columbus Explorer. Adelante!

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2009
CCHS is a blessing for our family. Our Son has grown and blossomed there - He went to Public School for K-8 and was bullied and often an outcast. At CCHS he has become a confident, responsible young man. The Marist Brothers are the best at relating to these boys and instilling life values that go far beyond academics. I love this school and highly recommend it for its balance between academics, sports, spiritual values and service to others. Your BOY will become a MAN at CCHS.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 21, 2008
By far the greatest school in the state of Florida. I've bounced around from top- 50 rated public and private schools, but no school can even begin to compete with what Columbus has to offer. The unique style of teaching at Columbus makes for always exciting and intriguing classes. Many teachers at Columbus are past Columbus students themselves, so they naturally relate to the students better than the average teacher. Even though teachers and administration are very good at what they do, I learned more about life, responsibility, and prioritizing than anything else. If I could go back to Columbus for another four years to attain a high school diploma, or go to any other school for one year, you better bet I'd be back at Columbus.

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2008
I attend Columbu, class of 11'. It's a wonderful school, the teachers are funny and caring, and really do teach you a great deal of information. There there if you need help and do there job well. Overall its a great school.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2008
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July 17, 2008
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May 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2008
columbus is just awesome...they have everything a student can need...it is a school that fits to the needs of all the students and has different clubs and sports that fit perfect for you...there isnt any teacher that wont take time to help a student...i am a diabetic freshmen who has had many problems this year with my sugar and all my teachers have been there to support me and help me out...columbus is the best school in the universe...once you come here you will never want to leave again...this is a place that should never be forgotton

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January 29, 2008
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August 24, 2007
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July 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
Great school. i wouldnt change schools if i had the choice. the teachers are competent and can properly educate us.

- submitted by a student
June 29, 2007
this school is the best thing that ever happened to me. The teachers are very experienced and the school enviorment is great!!! As a student i feel confident about my future thanks to the school and our great aministration. They have helped me achieve things that i thought would never have been possible. I look foward to my future here.

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2007
this school shows discipline and is a great education for my children. I'm glad they there. My children now go to Vanderbilt and Yale.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2007
The teachers are not involved there is no motivation in the students to work. It seems as though students there don't work hard.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2006
As an attendee of Columbus High School I would just like to say that it is a school with the utmost integrity and pride in the training of young lives. Lives instead of minds because Columbus not only molds the academic but the spiritual and the social.

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2006
We had 2 sons attend this great school. Each young man had different talents and skills. This school is well rounded, very disciplined, it has all the academic levels including college they need. It builds great self esteem, they'd made lasting friends. I don't know too many kids that want to go back and visit their teachers. Of course not every teacher was their favorite, but if a teacher can have an positive impact on a young man...that really says alot. We have been very proud to say our boys went to CCHS. What a great school and what great leaders they have become. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
no rating January 04, 2006
CCHS is the kind of school that fits all kinds of talents. There are high academic expectations for the young men who should be challenged. There are also realistic academic expectations for those who can learn without having a negative experience and a sense of failuer. Athletics are fostered without compromising academic. It is an excellent school that does not get all the credit it deserves in educating succesful business men who hold high Catholic values.

- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2005
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September 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2004
It is amazing what a good school can do for a child. My son has ended his first year at Columbus with excellent grades. He has learned to work hard and to set goals. He is more confident and we have the peace of mind to know he is in a safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My child was sent to this horrible institution because of its academic history of excellence and acceptance. We later found out that is was a school in which not even tolerance was practiced. When my son attended this school, he had to go through tauntings and physical fights simply because of his sexuality. The Dean of Discipline only reacted to these situations and did nothing to try to prevent them. In the end, this resulted in my child coming home to me with his property(ex. books, calculator, and uniform) destroyed and my helpless feelings about the matter. If you wish to enroll your student in a fine academic tradition that will not only prepare them for the real world academically but also prepare them as men in tomorrow's world...do not send them to Christopher Columbus Catholic High School for Boys.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2003
This school provides an excellent source of discipline to our youth and not only makes them more responsible, but helps turn these boys into men by reinforcing the notion of being held accountable for ones actions. I was able to graduate with over 30 college credits from a local university free of charge. And am now working on my Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2003
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August 19, 2003
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Christopher Columbus High School
3000 Southwest 87th Avenue, Miami, FL  33165
(305) 223-5650
Last modified Christopher Columbus High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
Christopher Columbus High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top