• 1st - 8th grade: 7:45-7:55 a.m.
  • 2.9 - K2: 7:55-8:10 a.m.  
  • 2.9 - K2: 2:50 p.m.
  • 1st - 8th 3:00 p.m. 

We have an early dismissal the first and third Friday of each month for professional development. 

  • 2.9 - K2: 1:05 p.m.
  • 1st - 8th grade: 1:15 p.m.
Extended Day:

Early drop off is available for $5 per day beginning at 7 a.m.

We offer an extended day program, which runs daily until 5:30 p.m. for K0 – Grade 5 students. We also offer limited clubs for Grades K1-3. For students in Grades 4-8, we offer a variety of clubs throughout the school year. More information can be found on our Extended Day Program page.

February and April Vacation:
STCPS offers a February and April vacation program to students in K0 through Grade 4. The program runs Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may sign up for 2, 3 or 4 days. More information can be found on our Extended Day Program page.

During the summer, we offer a recreation and enrichment program for K0 – Grade 4 students from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for 8 weeks. More information about these programs can be found here.

Our youngest students are 2 years and 9 months old by September 1, which means they will turn 3 years old by December 1. Our full 2.9 admittance policy is included below:

Children who are 2 years and 9 months (2.9) by September 1 and are accepted to Saint Columbkille Partnership School will begin school on the first day of the K0/K1 school year.


Students who turn 3 years old by March 1, which means they turn 2.9 by December 1, may also enroll but they cannot attend Saint Columbkille Partnership School until they turn 2.9. For example, a child who turns 2.9 on October 15 can start school on or after October 15. 


There are two options for enrolling a child who is not 2.9 by September 1, but will turn 2.9 by December 1: guarantee a spot for your child or wait to enroll in hopes that a spot is available when the child turns 2.9.

  • Guarantee your child a spot in the 2.9 class by applying and enrolling in the spring admissions cycle. In this case, tuition payments begin July 1 and are not prorated. The child will begin school on or after the day the child turns 2.9. In the above example, the child would start school on October 15 and monthly tuition payments would begin on July 1.
  • Wait to enroll once the child turns 2.9. In this case, if a spot is available, the child will start on or after the day they turn 2.9. Tuition will begin the first day of the month that the student starts. In the above example, the student would start school on October 15 and begin monthly tuition payments on October 1. 

Students who turn 3 after March 1 must wait until the next school year to enroll in K0 at Saint Columbkille.

Lunch is available each day at a cost of $5.25. Daily offerings include choice of a hot entrée or sandwich, as well as fruit and salad. See below for a sample lunch menu.
Yes, our students wear uniforms in all grades. All uniforms are available by ordering online at Lands’ End with the exception of the PE shirt for Grades 1-8 and the Early Childhood t-shirt. These may be purchased thorough the main office for $10 each, payable by cash or check.
Our students arrive to school in a variety of ways, including on foot, in cars and/or on the MBTA. Students in K1 through Grade 6 who reside in Boston (more than three miles from the school) are eligible for free public city bus transportation. Bus #86 stop right outside our parking lot.
Many of our clubs includes athletic activities, such as Sports Club, field hockey, volleyball and soccer. Basketball is offered as part of the Catholic Schools League for winter months. Our middle school athletic program is currently growing as we move to partner with other middle and high schools. We currently offer basketball and cross country and anticipate expanding the program in 2023-2024.
100% of our teaching staff have or are working towards a master’s degree. With Boston College as our partner, the majority of our teachers earned their degrees from the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Additionally, our teachers receive 100 hours of professional development each year.
52% of our students live in the Allston/Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. The remaining students come from other sections of Boston and from thirty other cities and towns, including Waltham, Watertown, Cambridge, Newton, West Roxbury, and Dedham.
The teachings of the Catholic Church and its traditions are a fundamental dimension of education at Saint Columbkille. We believe that religious diversity enriches our students and teachers and welcome families of all religious backgrounds.
Our graduates attend a variety of Catholic, independent and public schools. Please view our High School Placement page to see where our recent grads are attending school.
We partner with the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development to enhance opportunities for teacher training, educational research and professional development. As a designated laboratory school, we partner to find opportunities that are mutually beneficial and support best practice. Click here for more information about the laboratory school designation
As the primary stakeholders in the education of their children, parents at Saint Columbkille collaborate with teachers to create a supportive and academically enriching environment. Parental involvement is encouraged. Our Community Building Committee helps to create a welcoming culture and organizes year-long activities and events to support the school.
Financial aid is available to families who qualify. Families requesting assistance will need to complete a financial aid application. Click here for more information about tuition and financial aid.