Christopher Columbus High School

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


Leadership Message to Columbus Community (May 29)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

School Statement (July 3, 2020 - 1:00 pm)

Dear Columbus Family, 

When the school year began, none of us imagined that it would end with a global pandemic that would force us into nine weeks of distance learning. Today, as we mark the last day of classes and the beginning of summer break, we thank God for His loving care and grace in keeping all of our young men safe during this time of fear and uncertainty. 

As we close the 2019/20 school year, it is with a sense of accomplishment. As is the Columbus way, we steered ahead with faith, confidence, and the tenacity that was necessary to ensure that our young men received an outstanding education, despite the chaos in the world. We achieved that goal, and we are proud of our school family for successfully meeting the challenges. Our graduates are moving on to bright futures in college, and our returning and new students are ready for success in the upcoming school year. 

CCHS is moving ahead with determination: 
  • Virtual Summer School: Will begin June 8th 
  • Graduation Ceremony @ Homestead Miami Speedway: June 20 (8:30am) 
Whatever may come—we will be ready. We have a COVID-19 Advisory Task Force already in place to oversee the physical re-opening of school in August. This group is comprised of physicians, medical professionals, CCHS administration/faculty, board members, and educational/community leaders. Together, they are creating a plan based on the most up-to-date state, federal, and CDC health guidelines. At this time, we are not going to be releasing any specific information on reopening protocols because health/governmental regulations and guidance continue to change. Any current plans, will likely be amended as August approaches, and it would be confusing to announce constantly shifting scenarios. We will be working ceaselessly over the next two months to ensure a smooth transition and will let you know the particulars/changes/protocols well in advance of school opening. 

These are trying times, so if you have questions or concerns—reach out, we are here for you. While upheaval and uncertainty swirls throughout the world, Christopher Columbus High School stands strong. Know that whatever comes, whatever adjustments are necessary, we will give our young men the outstanding education they will need to be ready for college—and rest assured that the decisions of CCHS will always be made with the well-being and safety of our students and staff as our highest priority. 

We wish you a restful and calm summer break. May you and your loved ones cherish your time together, make memories, and be safe. Let us remember to pray for God’s guidance and let us remember to pray for each other. 

God bless...Adelante! 

Mr. David Pugh                                                         Mr. Thomas Kruczek
Principal                                                                      President

Questions or Concerns?

Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 call center: 866-779-6121 (open 24/7) or
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.