Christopher Columbus High School

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


Leadership Message to Columbus Community (April 3)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

School Statement (April 3, 2020 - 3:30 pm)

Dear Columbus Family, 

We pray that you and your family are safe and well. As our third week of remote learning comes to an end, we wish to thank you for your patience and understanding. A transition to remote learning in less than 48 hours was not only challenging, but unprecedented.  Our students and faculty have done an amazing job accepting the obstacles in their path and transforming the way they learn and teach.  Their approach to change has been an inspiration to us all.
Columbus remains a community of faith-filled disciples, providing a quality education with compassion, empathy, and love. Our team of educators are here to support the learning process of our Explorers and while our will has been tested, we remain resilient. The strength of our community resides in our Marist charism.
While Miami Dade County anticipates school campuses to reopen on May 1st, we cannot be certain, so we will prepare to finish the fourth quarter with either scenario.  Either way, we will complete all state requirements in an effort for our students to graduate and/or proceed to the next grade level. All students must be present, remain engaged, and complete all requirements as they will be held accountable. 
We look forward to the day that together we can return to the classroom and to a time when we can properly say goodbye and good luck to our seniors.  Unfortunately, we were forced to cancel the upcoming Marist Achievement and Block C Athletic Awards.  However, as of today, graduation and prom have not been cancelled, nor postponed.  We will continue to evaluate the situation as our Administration considers all available options and continues to make decisions in the best interest of our senior class and the entire Columbus community. We will provide you with updated information as it becomes available. 

Remember, Easter vacation starts on Monday, April 6th, with remote learning resuming on Monday, April 20th. As we enter Holy Week, this is a time for us to reflect upon and strengthen our faith and we ask that our young men disconnect from the digital world. Their minds need a rest and we encourage them to engage in family-time, fitness, and relaxation. In the second week of Easter break, we will send out reminders for the beginning of our fourth week of remote learning. 

We wish you and your family, a blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter!


Mr. David Pugh                                                         Mr. Thomas Kruczek
Principal                                                                      President

Questions or Concerns?

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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.