The Saint Columbkille Partnership School is a Catholic elementary school located in the Brighton section of Boston, Massachusetts. In 2006, an historic Catholic School partnership established a new governance model for Saint Columbkille School—the first of its kind for Catholic education in the United States. Saint Columbkille Parish, the Archdiocese of Boston, and Boston College have combined their resources in educational leadership, finance and enrollment management, student development, academic practice and research, facilities management, and religious formation to create a flagship Catholic school in Boston and a new national model of excellence in Catholic elementary education.
The partnership resources have made possible ongoing physical plant improvements, increased financial aid, and graduate training for all eligible faculty fully sponsored by the Boston College Lynch School of Education. Educational experts coordinated by Boston College faculty are collaborating on implementing state-of-the-art approaches to teaching from the early childhood program through middle school, using evidence-based research curriculum to teach math, science, literacy, and other subjects, as well as, working with bilingual students and children with moderate special needs. Through a comprehensive Student Support Program, students and families can be linked to resources and services that promote healthy development and address barriers to learning. Students are being taught to think critically and analytically while acting creatively in a global society. Graduates of Saint Columbkille School go on to attend some of the area’s most competitive institutions of secondary education.
Most importantly, the larger vision leading the partnership is rooted in a more durable reality, a 2000-year-old tradition of faith and service animating the ongoing mission of the Church in this area of Boston. In service to the people of St. Columbkille Parish and the surrounding area, Saint Columbkille Partnership School is an academic community of dedicated teachers, staff, and families who are rooted in faith and committed to the development of Christian values and the Christian moral code.