St. Columban School opened its doors on September 21, 1926 to 70 students (38 boys and 32 girls) on Broadway Street in Loveland, Ohio. Under the guidance of Father Auer, three Sisters of Notre Dame from Covington, Kentucky were in charge of the newly established school.
Kindergarten program established
Awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award for the second time
27 acre property purchased for the school and parish at it's current location
Pre-K Program established
Awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award for the first time
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Celebrated our 90 year anniversary
19 Science Fair projects receive the highest rank Superior - the most of any school in Ohio
Received Harold Shaw Award for the 5th time
“God’s blessing should remain hovering over the newly chosen portion of His vineyard,” hoped the three sisters upon their arrival to the Loveland, Ohio community. Little did they know how many lives would be touched by this blessing over the next 90+ years.
During the 1930’s and 1940’s the students and staff of St. Columban developed the firm spiritual and academic foundation that continues today. By 1956, with enrollment of over three hundred students, the decision was made to build a new school to allow the Lord’s vineyard to grow. St. Columban Parish acquired the 27 acre property situated at the junction of Wards Corner and Route 48 becoming the foundation for the new parish and school. Students in grades 4-8 moved to the new school in October 1958, they were joined by grades 1, 2 and 3 in September 1961.
More recent additions to St. Columban School are the establishment of the kindergarten in 2008 and then, in 2017, the establishment of pre-kindergarten. The school currently serves approximately 535 students in grades PK-8.
In March of 1927, Sister Mary Anicetis wrote, “May the good Lord continue to bestow His blessings upon St. Columban School and Parish which He cannot fail to do since the whole parish implores God’s blessing upon the school each and every day.”
Rooted in a long tradition of academic excellence and spirituality, St. Columban School continues to prepare students to reach their full academic potential and to live out the Gospel message of Christ.