Christopher Columbus High School

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

Open House

Visit CCHS

Come experience Christopher Columbus High School’s family atmosphere first-hand during Open House on Saturday, November 19, 2022 (2 sessions - morning/afternoon; pre-registration required).
 
This is the best opportunity to learn about the school and meet members of the Columbus family. Columbus’ entire administration, faculty and staff are present to answer questions and showcase programs and facilities. Many students and alumni also participate. 
 
During Open House, our demanding curriculum is displayed by the success of our most recent graduates, who earned scholarships valued at over $20 million dollars. We offer 31 AP courses, 22 dual enrollment courses and 65 honors classes.

Athletics & Activities

A member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and the Greater Miami Athletic Conference, Columbus is the only private school in the state of Florida to compete at the 9A-8A level, which means that our Explorers play in the most competitive districts and have the greatest amount of exposure to college coaches recruiting student-athletes.
 
The Explorers have won the Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Award in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2018 for the best high school athletic program for boys in Florida (9A-8A) and the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Miami Herald Major Sports Award representing the best boys sports program in Miami-Dade County (Large Schools).
 
At CCHS, students also compete in non GMAC clubs such as: Roller Hockey, Fishing and Scuba Diving. Intramural activities including dodgeball, soccer, flag football, and basketball provide friendly competition and fun among class year levels after school.

Admissions Important Dates

Columbus Application: 
October 1-November 27

Mothers Bruncheon: 
October 19 (registration required, seating is limited)

Columbus Open House: 
November 19 (registration required)

HSPT Entrance Exam: 
December 3 

Acceptance Decisions: 
January 20, 2023

Placement Exam:
 
February 4, 2023
 
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.