Christopher Columbus High School

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

Application Process

Applying to CCHS

Admission to Christopher Columbus High School as a freshman is based on the student's performance on the Columbus Entrance Exam, his most recent grades and standardized test scores. The application process begins in October when the school starts to accept applications for the entrance exam which takes place in December. You can apply for the exam online on the Columbus website. Interested students and their parent(s) should attend Open House which takes place in November. In addition, there is an opportunity for mothers of elementary/middle school children to visit Columbus in groups through the "Discover Columbus Mothers Luncheons". 

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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. Interested transfer students and their parent(s) should contact the Admissions Director, Mr. Marinelli, to tour campus and learn more about the admissions process.
  • 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

Admissions Important Dates

Placement Exam: 
February 3, 2024


Feel free to contact Michael Marinelli,
our Admissions Director, at or 
305-223-5650, ext. 2217.
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.