FAITH · FAMILY · FUTURE

The education of children begins the day they are born. Their entrance into school is the continuation of the education their parents begin first at home. Our teachers, professionally educated in the psychology of learning and techniques of teaching, assist parents in this all-important work.  Our objective is to provide a well-balanced curriculum through which knowledge, skills, critical thinking, and attitudes needed for lifelong education (formal and informal) can be acquired. We challenge students to develop their full potential with an open, inquiring mind.

IN THIS SECTION

Our school has evolved with our communities growing needs and ambitions. With the expansion of the new church several years ago, we have added classrooms and created unique quarters for pre-school, elementary, middle school, and junior high. A newly refinished gym, main office, and complete security system with strategic entrances and exits are all features we would like to share with you.

Admission Policy

First and foremost, St. Columban School is established to serve primarily the membership of St. Columban Parish. The parish believes that our school is truly an important ministry in the life of the parish community. Our school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national origin. Moreover, our school will accommodate students with disabilities, if, with reasonable accommodations, the student can meet the academic and behavioral guidelines of the school. Our belief is that every child who belongs to a family registered at St. Columban Parish should have the opportunity for a Catholic education to the best of our ability. That is why it is important to have a clear policy of acceptance.

 

Pre-K

 

St. Columban School welcomes children who are four years old on or before AUGUST 1 of the current school year, if deemed to be ready through the screening process.  Children will be granted acceptance according to the following priority list:

 

  1. Children who were not accepted in the previous academic year for readiness reasons, who are now found ready, and whose parents have remained active parishioners.

  2. Children of active parishioners who have siblings presently enrolled in our school and whose tuition is current.

  3. Children from families of active parishioners whose older siblings attended St. Columban School.

  4. Children of active parishioners who do not have siblings presently attending our school.

  5. Children of inactive parishioners who already have siblings presently enrolled in our school and whose tuition is current.

  6. Children of inactive parishioners who do not have siblings presently enrolled in our school.

  7. Children of non-parishioners.

 

Based on the above criteria, acceptance will be prioritized by the program requested.  Options are: five full days, five half days, three full days or three half days.

 

Preliminary acceptance letters, based on the above criteria, will be issued on or before March 1st. After that date, each registration will be considered independently.

 

Kindergarten

 

St. Columban School welcomes children who are five years old on or before September 30th of the current school year, if deemed to be ready through the screening process. Children will be granted acceptance according to the following priority list:

 

  1. Children who were not accepted in the previous academic year for readiness reasons, who are now found ready, and whose parents have remained active parishioners.

  2. Children of active parishioners who have siblings presently enrolled in our school and whose tuition is current.

  3. Children from families of active parishioners whose older siblings attended St. Columban School.

  4. Children of active parishioners who do not have siblings presently attending our school.

  5. Children of inactive parishioners who already have siblings presently enrolled in our school and whose tuition is current.

  6. Children of inactive parishioners who do not have siblings presently enrolled in our school.

  7. Children of non-parishioners.
     

Based on the above criteria, acceptance will be prioritized by the program requested.  Options are: five full days or five half days.

 

Preliminary acceptance letters, based on the above criteria, will be issued on or before March 1st. After that date, each registration will be considered independently.

 

First Grade

 

Top priority will be given to currently enrolled students whose families remain active parishioners of St. Columban and whose tuition is current. Further acceptances will be granted according to the following priority list:

 

  1. Those children who were not accepted in the previous academic year for readiness reasons, who are now found ready, and whose parents have remained active parishioners.

  2. Children of active parishioners who have siblings presently enrolled in our school and whose tuition is current.

  3. Children from families of active parishioners whose older siblings attended St. Columban School.

  4. Children of active parishioners who do not have siblings presently attending our school, but who registered for kindergarten, completed the screening process, and were placed on the kindergarten waiting list.

  5. Children of active parishioners who do not have siblings presently attending our school. This will include families moving into the Loveland area, who were active in their previous parish.

  6. Children of inactive parishioners who already have siblings presently enrolled in our school and whose tuition is current.

  7. Children of inactive parishioners who do not have siblings presently enrolled in our school.

  8. Children of non-parishioners who registered for kindergarten, completed the screening process and were placed on the waiting list.

  9. Children of non-parishioners.

 

2nd Through 8th Grade

 

Top priority is given to currently enrolled students whose families remain active parishioners of St. Columban and whose tuition is current. Further acceptances will be granted according to the following priority list:

 

  1. Children of active parishioners who have siblings presently enrolled in our school and whose tuition is current.

  2. Children from families of active parishioners whose older siblings attended St. Columban School.

  3. Children of active parishioners who do not have siblings presently attending our school. This will include families moving into the Loveland area, who were active in their previous parish.

  4. Children of inactive parishioners who already have siblings presently enrolled in our school and whose tuition is current.

  5. Children of inactive parishioners who do not have siblings presently enrolled in our school.

  6. Children of non-parishioners.

 

Acceptance letters, based on the above criteria, will be issued on or before April 1st. After that date, each registration will be considered independently.

 

Occasionally, there is a waiting list for one or more of the ten grades here at St. Columban School. When a waiting list is enacted, it remains in effect during the current school year until the start of the official registration period for the next year, as determined by the school principal. However, at the close of the official registration period, those on the waiting list who were offered a place, but refused to take it for whatever reason, will have to re-register for the new academic year and be put on the waiting list with the others. Those who were on the original waiting list but were not offered a place in our school will be reconsidered following the criteria listed above and must complete a new registration packet. In the event that the number of applicants in a category exceeds the number of possible seats in any given grade, the school and parish administration will review the totality of the applications to determine admission. Discretionary review is reserved to the school principal and pastor in making admission decisions.
 

 

Registration Policy

New students: New student registration begins January 27th. Acceptance letters for grades 1-8, based on the priority admission list, will be mailed by April 1; however, preliminary acceptance letters for kindergarten will be mailed by March 1. After the acceptance letters have been prepared, all other registrations will be considered independently.

 

Current Students: Current student registration begins Wednesday, February 7th and runs through Tuesday, February 27th. Forms will be available through the Weekly News on February 7th.  A non-refundable deposit of $100 per current student is due with registration forms.  Registrations received after February 27th are subject to a $25 late fee.

 

To qualify as an active parishioner a person must comply with all of the following:

 

  1. Be a registered member of St. Columban Parish

  2. Attend Sunday Mass on a regular basis

  3. Be actively involved in the church and/or school

  4. Support St. Columban community by making Sunday contributions

  5. Attend all sacramental programs in the Religious Formation Program that are applicable to your children

  6. Meet tuition obligations (tuition paid in full by the end of the year) or contact the principal or pastor in the event that there are problems in meeting the obligations

  7. Complete a Living Out Your Stewardship form each year

 

For inquiries about joining the parish community, please contact the Parish Office at 513-683-0105.

 

 
 
 
 

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St. Columban School

A Catholic grade school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati that has celebrated an exemplary faith-lead education since 1926.

Email: info@stcolumbanschool.org

Phone: 513-683-7903

Address: 896 Oakland Rd.  Loveland, OH 45140

Office Hours:  7:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.   Monday - Friday
School Hours: 8:15 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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