Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958

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Dear Prospective Families & Students,
Let me be the first to welcome you to Christopher Columbus High School. We are glad you are interested in CCHS – it truly is a great place for your son to grow and mature. As you’ll come to discover, Columbus is more than just a place to learn; we are a brotherhood. The experiences learned here, prepare young men with the tools to be successful – not only at the collegiate level – but for the rest of their lives.
Often, prospective families ask me what makes Columbus different from other private schools and I always say there are three traditions that come to mind: the pursuit of academic excellence, the heritage of a Catholic education and the unique spirit and mission of the Marist Brothers. I have been blessed to experience this tradition and spirit first hand as graduate of the class of 2003, as a teacher for several years and now as the Director of Admissions.
Our goal is to provide a caring, challenging and spirited environment for young men to succeed, while preparing them for life after Columbus.
We encourage you to look through our website, research the vibrant academic and student life your son will encounter over the next four years and ask plenty of questions. May God bless you as you make this very important decision for your son.

Adelante!  Go Explorers!  #CPride


Michael Marinelli
Admissions Director

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  • Transfer Students

    Students may be able to transfer to Columbus from another high school if capacity allows. Admission as a transfer student is based on the student's performance on the Columbus Entrance Exam and on other factors regarding their performance at their previous high school.
  • International Students

    International students may be able to transfer to Columbus if capacity allows. International students must possess required documentation to attend high school in the United States. An appointment must be made with the Admissions Director.
  • McKay Scholarships

    Columbus accepts students on the John M. McKay Scholarship.  Acceptance is contingent on their performance in eighth grade, the Columbus Entrance Exam, and possibly an interview process.  For more information including eligibility and scholarship ranges, visit
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Brotherhood, Faith, and Scholarship define the Marist Brothers Catholic education at Christopher Columbus High School.  By making Jesus Christ known and loved and creating an inspiring academic and extracurricular environment, we prepare young men for higher learning and a life-long commitment to leadership and service through Gospel and Marist values.

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.