Our Academic purpose is to prepare students to be critical thinkers and to be able to adapt to life's challenges intellectually, effectively, personally and socially. We offer Spanish Language Education and "hands-on" Computer Education, in addition to Music and Art Education starting in Kindergarten through 8th grade. We also offer White Board interactive technology and we are expanding this program. Our Honor Roll is an outstanding incentive to retaining excellent grades and is offered from grades 4-8. We are accredited by the AdvancED and our Standardized Tests are the ITBS and Cogat in addition to State Science, ELA and Math tests.
We offer the students opportunities to participate in Band, Choir, Boys and Girls Scouts and CYO. We partake in special community service events and have numerous seasonal activities throughout the year.
Each student at Saint Columbanus attends Computer Classes once a week. The computer lab is equipped with 18 internet-ready computers and an extensive software library available for students of all ages to develop their technological skills. In addition, the school has SMART Board interactive technology in every classroom with internet access.
Saint Columbanus offers regular music classes to all students. Students take part in numerous performances for faculty and parents throughout the year, including an annual Christmas Concert and Spring Concert. Saint Columbanus also has after school band that meets once a week.
Saint Columbanus believes that Physical Education is an integral part of students' health and well-being. All grades participate in Physical Education in the school's full-size gym.
All St. Columbanus students Pre-K (4 year olds)-8 are eligible to attend the Extended Day program. The program is staffed and supervised by faculty members daily. You have the option to send your child to the program on a daily basis, a few days a week, or just occasionally when the need arises.*Please note that Pre-K3 students are not eligible for the extended day program.
The before school program begins at 7:00am and runs until 7:45am for K-8 students only and the after school program begins at 2:30pm and runs until 5:45pm.
For more information, as well as the parent agreement, the guidelines with procedures and registration form, please download our program packet HERE for grades K to 8th. For the Preschool 4 Extended Day Program, please download the packet HERE.
After downloading the packet, please sign and return one set to school with your payment, including the $25 registration fee per family. Thank you for your interest in the program. If you have any further questions please call the school, 914-739-1200.
|September||Daisy Scouts||All grades|
|Girl Scouts||All grades|
|Boy Scouts||All grades|
|Junior Choir||Start grade
3 - On
|Band Music||Start grade
3 - On
|Musical Instrument instruction|
|October||Halloween||daytime / school||Fun activities to celebrate the day|
|Basketball||6th - 8th graders
|Book Fair||School support
|Teacher Conference||All school grades|
|December||Secret Santa||All grades
|Students buy gifts for their family|
|Trim- A- Tree||All grades
|Students bring in items for charity|
|Christmas Concert||All grades
|Students share their talents|
|January||Catholic School Week||All grades
|Students enjoy various activities|
|For this week, Parents are encouraged to help out. Please help.
We are grateful for any time or talents you can share.
|February||Penny Social||School support
|Helps support the school;
|Wear Red Day||All grades
|March||First Penance||Grade 2nd||Sacrament|
|Science Fair||All grades|
|St. Patrick's Day||All grades
|Game Night||Grades (3,4,5) night time||Students enjoy competing in games|
|April||Kindergarten International Night||Kindergarten
|Social||Grades (6,7,8) night time||Dance|
|May Crowning||All grades
|A procession in honor of Mary|
|Field Day||All grades
esp. 8th grade
|Year Book||All grades
esp. 8th grade
|Handed out in June|