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PK-8
Private
Boston, MA
Students enrolled: 380
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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25 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02135

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(617) 254-3110
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October 07, 2014
We Have been there 4 years the teaches and staff are wonderful and I feel our kids are getting the best education in school here

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2014
St. Columbkille's Partnership School has been an amazing influence on my granddaughter and I am grateful that the teachers and staff have taught her to love coming to school. The teachers bring an excitement to the classroom that the children pick up on. The physical improvements (long needed) to the building are most welcome and the expansion of the music and art programs are to be commended. Academically St. Col's does not disappoint and I am impressed with how well rounded the course of study is - at least in the lower grades. The diversity in the student body is great to see and the Catholic foundation and principles taught are the icing on the cake. The tuition is in keeping with some schools and much less than most - the best bargain for private school in Boston.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2013
While the people who work here are often nice, you really feel like you get the yes treatment. The communication is horrible,often complete with typos - not great for academic institution that can't spell. There is few parents involved because new ideas are not often welcomed. Is the same people all the time. The focus is on getting new families and test scores, not on keeping the families there happy. Loads of families are leaving the school - maybe they should reach out to find out why? Annual tuition hikes can be expected..each year it rises and rises. A few great experiences aren't enough to give a higher score. The religion is so minimal it doesn't justify the tuition.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2013
It as good school, however, is expensive and has a lot to improve which is odd since it has been open for soooo long. It was about time they had it all figured out by now. The teachers are very well prepared the education is flawless. Not so much can be said about the administration.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
St. Columbkille School is one of only a handful of Catholic schools left in my area. Our school houses the best people I've ever met, from faculty and staff, parents and children, to outstanding academics. This school is the true meaning of one big happy family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The teachers instill trust, respect, commitment and success. The teachers, parents and students have created a sense of community and belonging. The school continues to strive for success and constant improvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
My son has been part of the Early Education Program since the partnership with BC in 2006. Change has been slow to come in some areas, but not in the education and social development of the children. The teachers have been wonderful, keeping me informed academically and socially. Getting actively involved in the program, events and other activities has given me the opportunity meet and to get to know the teacher, the parents, the students and the community. They also offer an after-school program through Boston Catholic Schools Connect and I have seen improvement in that program as well. I hope that more improvements are to come, but I have been very pleased with my child's education and experience at St. Col's.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 22, 2008
I have been involved with St. Columbkille School for the past 3 years. During this time my son has received an excellent education. I have found that communication in general has improved significantly with the new Head of School as the liason between Boston College. BC's involvement has created some community concerns and expreienced growing pains, but with the Head of School wokring closely with the teaches and families the communication and quality of education continues to grow.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
I love all the changes at St. Columbkille School. The new Head of School and Boston College have implemented a lot of positive changes. The teachers must all have a master degree in education, there is a brand new curriculum, all new computers, new science program and the building has been updated and renovated. The Head of School has eliminated non-educational programs that use to waste the time of teachers and students. I am especially happy that I no longer must participate in constant fundraisers. My relatives and friends are grateful they no longer have to purchase unnecessary goods to support the school. The tuition cost is very reasonable. My children are receiving a first class education and I am confident they will be admitted to highly selective high school when the time comes. Boston College and St. Columbkille forming a partnership was the best thing that ever happened to the school and my children.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
I love the school and so do my children! The values and moral standards can't be surpassed by other schools. The quality of the teachers and the education are excellent. The after school program is also wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2008
St.Columbkille is a disgrace, ever since BC got involved I've been disappointed. I had high expectations for this year and they weren't succeeded. The Principal has taken away many of the fun activities, for the parents and children. It seems that BC has destroyed our neighborhood, instead of bringing it together like its suppose to be. The new teachers that they have hired are absolutely horrid , discussing inapporate subjects of their social lives to our children. I am glad that I won't have to send any of my children to this school next year. I reccommend you dont send your kids here, this is no longer the parent/child friendly Catholic school it was.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2004
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St Columbkille Partnership School
25 Arlington Street, Boston, MA  02135
(617) 254-3110
Last modified St Columbkille Partnership School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St Columbkille Partnership School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top