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Philosophy of Education:
St. Columba School welcomes every child of any faith background to its morally and spiritually
rich environment which features exemplary academics, solid faith formation,
leadership privileges,and community outreach opportunities. We have earned a fine reputation
for inspiring our students to reach their potential and achieve personal success.
Motivated by consistently superior achievements, St. Columba School will continue to prepare
students for the 21st century by offering an integrated approach that brings together mind and
body, matter and spirit, knowledge and reason, science and religion. History:The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius from nearby Danville founded St. Columba School in 1954.
Our Catholic School offers a complete curriculum with state certified teachers in Preschool
through grade 8. All are lay faculty with the exception of Grades 2 and 4.
A religious instructor of the same order as the founding Sisters teaches second grade.
Fourth grade is taught by a sister of the Sisters Servants of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary order from Scranton.
St. Columba School proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004 and
looks forward to continuing its academic excellence and strong spiritual influence
in the community into the next fifty years.
Our Mission Statement:
To serve as beacons of Christ’s light while nurturing individual gifts in a faith infused, academically challenging, safe and secure environment.
St. Columba School Beliefs:
1. We believe that St. Columba School is an integral part of the church’s mission to
teach students reverence for the sacred, knowledge of the Gospel, and the
commandment to serve one another.
2. Parent and guardians are the first teachers of their children, and the St. Columba
faculty members are facilitators of academic, spiritual, and personal growth.
3. All students are capable of academic excellence within St. Columba School’s
rigorous curriculum with an appropriate support system tailored to their needs.
4. Respect for life and the inherent dignity of others is fundamental to the
functioning of all members of the St. Columba School Community.
5. Diversity within the school strengthens our school’s culture and affords
opportunities to practice, humility, justice, open-minded ness, and citizenship
6. It is our duty to provide for the physical safety and psychological security of all
members of the St. Columba School community and to nurture the well -being of
7. We believe in continuous improvement to strengthen our programs in preparation
for students to become motivated learners, adept thinkers, and responsible future
St. Columba School is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary Schools.
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Saint Columba Catholic School
40 E. Third St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 784-5932 (School)
(570) 387-1257 (Fax)
Principal: Dr. Robert Marande
Pastor/Executive Director: Rev. Msgr. Robert E. Lawrence
Contact Us | Last updated: July 1, 2015