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    1000 Goeglein Gulch Rd., Durango, CO 81301
    $1,165 - $1,749
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    VPM Management
    (970) 247-2855

St Columba School Overview

1801 East 3rd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 , Tel: +1 (970) 247-5527

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St Columba School Ratings & Reviews

June 08, 2017 Submitted by a community member
At first I chose St. Columba because of its superior academics. About half of the 8th graders enroll in sophomore classes at the high school. But I came to realize that the true greatness of St. Columba is in the welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is made to feel special and part of things. The arts are also magical. The performance of Wizard of Oz would have been outstanding if a high school had performed it, but the actors were 6th and 7th graders. St. Columba is a caring Christian community.
June 07, 2017 Submitted by a parent
My son had a great experience at St. Columba. We are a conservative family and like that Christian values are instilled by the teachers and yet, children and parents from all walks of life and political viewpoints come together to create a place where everyone is treated fairly. When disciplinary action is required, the principal is great at making the student take responsibility for his/her actions and thus grow as a person. The school faculty uses common sense practices and doesn't allow the disrespectful behavior that I hear about from friends whose children are in public middle schools.
February 06, 2017 Submitted by a parent
I'm a former student of St. Columba and have a unique first hand experience when it come to the daily life at the school. To start I should point out that the academic material is average and presented in dull way, the arts programs (especially visual arts) are average and provide little opportunity for self expression, and student are always under pressure to make to school look good. The level of bullying at the school is also unacceptable. Teachers are expected to report any incidents of bullying to the principle who does nothing, NOTHING. To make matters worse the principle is also a rude and volatile individual who simply cares about making the school and himself look better, while blatantly disregarding parent, student, and staff complaints or concerns. Many of the teachers have important concerns that have gone unheard by the principle. This leads to conflict and a general negativity in the classroom. Many of my fellow classmates harbor similar animosity toward the school and feel a need for change. In the six years I attended the school I only had three decent teachers who had a positive impact on my time at the school. Please look into other private school alternatives in the area such as the Liberty School, Columbine Christian School, and Durango Montessori School.
July 20, 2016 Submitted by a parent
Both of my sons attended middle school at St. Columba and I can honestly say that it is one of the best parenting decisions I ever made. As a teacher in the public schools, I know both sides of the coin. It's obvious that their education was more comprehensive and rigorous. They were held to a very high standard and tutoring was offered, free of charge, if needed. The material and curriculum was much more 'classical' and offered a depth and breadth that spanned subjects. They educate creatively and it's obvious that the teachers are passionate about their work and ways to share lessons that are dynamic and engaging. My boys LOVED their teachers and often said that they felt loved. I would not classify either of my boys as Catholic School types, yet they both recognize what they were given in their time at St. Columba and are thankful. They absolutely loved it. The music and drama program is the best in town, as is the band. They are not an afterthought, but a passion! The sports programs are awesome and St. Columba always dominates history and science fairs. There is no bullying. There is simply no room for it. There is a very high standard for strong personal values. My son marches to the beat of his own drum and was embraced. St. Columba did two things. They passed on a superior body of knowledge founded in the classics and they worked everyday to cultivate a certain kind of person.... to equip them with the skills, habits, and aptitudes necessary to embrace truth and to become the person they were truly created to be. No small thing!And the food in the cafeteria is shear magic! I didn't have to make a lunch for three years, because Ms. Gina is, to quote my son, 'the best cook in the world". Thank you St. Columba!
May 16, 2015 Submitted by a teacher
It is hard for me to compare the greatness of St. Columba to public school. I worked in public schools and tried for years to get a job at St. Columba. I stumbled upon something so much more than a job. St. Columba is a community of learners, from the students to the teachers. There is a huge emphasis on the parents being the primary educators of the students, and it is a method that works! Students are constantly achieving and working hard alongside their peers. Students learn what a functioning, positive, supportive community is through their school experience. I observe the students making life-long, meaningful connections with their learning, through their peers, teachers, and educational experiences. Education could not get more individualized. The teachers work closely together to know every student s educational background, strengths, weaknesses, and what motivates them. Technology is used successfully, on a daily basis, as an enrichment tool for students. From the after-school teacher to the principal, we educate the whole child. If I had a school-aged student, there would be no question of where to send them for the top educational experience.
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