As the only pre-K through grade 8 Catholic lab school in Boston, Saint Columbkille Partnership School has the unique ability to support cutting-edge approaches to teaching and learning in the humanities, the arts, and the sciences against the backdrop of the Catholic intellectual tradition. 

Saint Columbkille Partnership School is among a small group of schools across the world with a distinctive and strong collaboration with a leading research university, allowing for a tailored and more thoughtful approach to each child’s education.

We attract brilliant teachers, fearless learners and forward-thinking families. We are mission-driven and committed to ensuring that a high-quality Catholic education is available to all who seek it. Each year we fundraise close to $700,000 to uphold this mission. Your support is essential. 

Annual FundThe Annual Fund at Saint Columbkille Partnership School is our top giving priority, because it directly supports our school’s greatest assets - the students and the teachers.

Nearly half of our students receive need-based financial aid. We rely on the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends to help bridge the gap between tuition and actual cost. Your support allows our students to receive a transformative education. 

The Annual Fund makes a difference by:

  • Providing essential funding for nearly half of our students who receive financial aid, which provide transformative opportunities for students of all backgrounds
  • Keeping the cost of tuition reasonable 
  • Strengthening the curriculum, including the STEM, art and music programs
  • Maintaining a bright facility and school grounds
  • Supporting professional development for our teachers

This year especially, we are grateful to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic and our ability to offer five days a week of in-person learning to all students. Your support has been critical in helping with additional needs for coronavirus-related expenses, including increased financial aid. With your help, we remain committed to the health and safety of our students and faculty/staff.


TMcLaughlin Fundhe Peter McLaughlin Endowment Fund for Financial Aid was established in 2018 in honor of Peter McLaughlin, a long-time member and past chair of the STCPS Board of Trustees. This endowment mirrors Peter’s unwavering commitment to making Catholic education accessible to all.


Parent Fund for COVIDCOVID-19 has impacted our community in many ways. Unfortunately, it continues to affect the school, creating a variety of immediate updates and necessary improvements. This year, our goal to raise $75,000 will offset the cost of air filtration systems, additional technology for students, classroom carpet, and security cameras for the school grounds. Parents and grandparents play an integral role in supporting our school and your support is greatly appreciated.

Race to EducateThe BC Race to Educate is our signature annual fundraiser bringing together Saint Columbkille families, the Allston-Brighton community, Boston College students, staff, alumni and friends to support the school and enjoy a fun, healthy family activity. It is the only road race that begins and ends at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, and all proceeds benefit Saint Columbkille students. More information to come for our 2021 event!


 School rewards programs offer opportunities to earn additional money for Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Parents, grandparents, alumni, neighbors and friends can all show their support for Saint Columbkille at no additional cost.

Every time you purchase an eligible item, 0.5 % of the value of that item is donated to our school! 

For online shopping on desktop site go to Designate "St. Columbkille School, Inc." as your charity!

Android & iPhone users can now access the Amazon Smile charity site directly from the Amazon app under settings. Select Amazon Smile, and search "St. Columbkille School, Inc."  See the instructions below for more details. 

See if your employer will match your donation!

Matching gifts are a great way to increase the impact of your gift. Many companies match their employees’ donations to non-profit organizations like ours. Some companies will even double or triple your personal donation.

Matching your donation is easy to do. Check the list below, or check with your company's human resources department to see if they have a matching gift program. Most companies will provide you with a short form for you to fill out and send to us with your donation. We will do the rest.  It's that easy!

We encourage you to make a gift at whatever level is right for you. Due to processing fees, online donations have a recommended donation amount of at least $10.
If donating by check, please pay to “Saint Columbkille Partnership School”, and mail to the attention of Kate Ward at the following address:
25 Arlington Street, Brighton, MA 02135

Saint Columbkille Partnership School is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information, please contact:
Kate Ward
Chief Advancement & Enrollment Officer
617-254-3110 x.147