Boston College Connections

Students, faculty and staff at Boston College play a key role in the enhancement of our academic, co-curricular and fundraising programs:

Master's Education Program

  • All teachers are required to obtain a master's degree
  • BC provides opportunities for the school’s teachers to earn fully sponsored master’s degrees from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development
  • In return, after obtaining their master's degree from BC, the teacher commits to three additional years at STCPS
  • This program further enhances a continuity of knowledge and practice between BC and STCPS and increases teacher retention at Saint Columbkille



  • The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) at Boston College has adopted our school and links undergraduate students with us to help develop our co-curricular programs
  • As part of the Read Aloud Program, Boston College employees volunteer to read to our students in the classroom
  • The male and female athletic teams mentor students within after-school athletic clubs
  • Volunteers from the 4 Boston program serve as aides to our teachers in the after-school program
  • Through the Boston College Neighborhood Center, Boston College students tutor our students in a variety of subjects
  • Boston College Marching Band members work with our students, providing after-school instrumental music lessons

Institutional Advancement

  • We are grateful for the support of the Boston College community who have collectively donated toward financial aid and capital campaigns
  • The BC Race to Educate is our premier fundraising event supported by Boston College Athletics

Academic Experiences

  • Saint Columbkille has been designated as a laboratory school for the Lynch School of Education and Human Development
    • Student teachers from the Lynch School of Education and Human Development learn their craft under the careful watch of our talented teachers
    • Researchers from Boston College utilize our school environment to conduct their research
    • Professional development for our teachers provides ongoing learning opportunities
  • A Boston College nursing student interns with our school nurse


Operational Support

  • The Boston College Facilities Department provides expertise and support with renovations and updates
  • The Boston College IT Department shares best practices and tech support, and donates equipment
Father Leahy, President of Boston College, with Saint Columbkille Partnership School students.Father Leahy, President of Boston College, with Saint Columbkille Partnership School students.
Boston College ELP Explore the Arts with Your ChildBoston College Emerging Leader Program students conduct an Explore the Arts with your Child day.