Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
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  • CCHS Mourns the Passing of Br. Eugene Trzecieski, fms

    Marist Brother and beloved, long-time educator at Christopher Columbus High School, Br. Eugene Trzecieski, died peacefully on October 26, 2020, less than one month from his 92nd birthday.   He was well known for mentoring thousands of Columbus alumni over his 52-year career at Columbus. 

  • Hellions XC Weekend of Races

    The Hellions raced in two locations this past weekend - Jupiter and Bunnell, Florida.
  • October Debate Successes

    This weekend senior Adrian Noy came in 3rd place at the South Florida Catholic Forensic League’s first tournament of the year. 

  • Golf Wins District Championship on Columbus Day

    The Columbus golf team played their best round of the year today up in Stuart to capture the 2020 3A District 8 Championship on Columbus Day of all days!

  • Rodriguez Receives All-American Bowl Jersey

    Center Ryan Rodriguez, a University of Miami commit, was officially honored as a 2021 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the fifth episode of the Road to the Dome digital series earlier this week.
  • Explorers Operate Radio Telescope

    Earlier this week, the Columbus astronomy students learned science by doing science.

  • Golf Team Captures 1st Tournament Win

    The Explorer varsity golf team captured their first tournament win of the year and it was a good one.

  • Hellions Finish Strong at FSU Invitational

    Over the weekend, the Cross Country team traveled to Tallahassee to race at the FSU Invitational. 
  • Hellions Finish 2nd at FLRunners

    The Columbus Cross Country Team placed 2nd at the FLRunners Invitational this past weekend in Lakeland. This ties the team's best finish at the esteemed race!

  • Cross Country Season Kickoff

    As we start returning to some normalcy on campus, so too does the Cross Country out on the course.  The team competed this past Saturday in Naples to officially kick off their season and ran exceptionally well in their debut.

  • Debate Society Competes in Virtual Tournament

    This past weekend, the Columbus Debate Society competed in the largest ever virtual tournament held on the National Speech and Debate Association platform in the annual Grapevine Invitational. 

  • Two Explorers Named National Merit Semifinalists

    Two Christopher Columbus High School seniors are among 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program announced today, September 9, 2020 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

  • Virtual Back-to-School Night

    Our first Virtual Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd.  

  • Donate Now | OneBlood @ CCHS

    Christopher Columbus High School has once again partnered with One Blood to bring The Big Red Bus to campus on Wednesday, September 16th from 7:30 am - 3 pm.

  • Urgent: Missing Senior Photos

    Senior Parents: We currently have 120 unphotographed seniors, which creates a few problems for us as a school with regards to school IDs, yearbooks and other promotional items for the Class of 2021.

  • Sophomore/Junior Picture Day

    On Thursday, August 27th sophomore students will have their pictures taken for their identification cards, yearbook, and school pictures.  To order underclassmen pictures, click here.

  • EdTech Online Bookstore

    The 2020-21 Christopher Columbus High School Online Bookstore opened on July 5th. 

  • CCHS/Firefighter Challenge Coins On Sale

    Are you a proud Columbus alum and happen to work for one of the six municipality Fire Departments in Miami-Dade County?

  • Student Orientation Assignments & Procedures

    Students must report in school uniform and be in compliance with the dress code.

  • College Application Boot Camp

    Senior Guidance Counselors will host College Application Boot Camp virtually starting Wednesday, August 12. 
  • Sofia's Hope/Columbus Branded Ties on Sale

    Max Fonseca ’23 is selling the Columbus branded Childhood Cancer Awareness Gold Ties that benefit the Sofia’s Hope Foundation.

  • Dennis Uniforms Adds Curbside Pickup

    A little over a week ago, DENNIS Uniforms successfully launched its Curbside Pickup Program.

  • Swim Team Tryouts

    The swim team will be hosting tryouts for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors on Saturday July 25th, Monday July 27th, Tuesday July 28th, and if need be Wednesday July 29th.

  • Tomonto ’09 to be Ordained by Archbishop Wenski

    Attendance will still be limited, but Archbishop Thomas Wenski will confer holy order on Deacon Andrew Tomonto ’09 on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at St. Mary Cathedral.

  • Villar Named Miami Touchdown Club Scholar Athlete

    The Miami Touchdown Club presented Maximus Villar ‘20 with its 2020 Miami Touchdown Club Scholar Athlete Award on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

  • Distribution of Diplomas & Senior Awards

    Class of 2020, make plans to come to campus to collect your diploma and senior awards starting Monday, June 22 at 8 am in the gym. Please see below your assigned time/date by homeroom.

  • Adelante Yearbook Distribution

    The school year has come to an end, Explorers, and it’s also the time of year where you get your yearbooks!

  • Statement: Br. Patrick McNamara & USA Provincial Council

    June 1, 2020
    Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

  • Four Explorers Recognized for Service, Academic Excellence

    We are very proud to announce that Columbus won two Silver Knight Awards and two Honorable Mentions at the 2020 Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards held virtually on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

  • Couriel '96 Appointed to Fl. Supreme Court

    Gov. Ron DeSantis selected two new picks to fill Florida Supreme Court vacancies – one being a Columbus grad.

  • Parrish Jr. Named Athlete of the Year

    Senior running back and track star Henry Parrish Jr. wrapped-up an impressive year of honors on Wednesday evening as he was named the 7A-5A Boys Athlete of the Year during The Miami Herald’s All-County Athletic Awards ceremony.

  • CCNN Live Wins 10 NATAS Awards

    We are proud to announce that CCNN Live earned 10 Suncoast Student Production Awards -- the most ever for Columbus or for any high school nominated. Categories and individual winners are listed below:

  • Block C Awards Announced

    Christopher Columbus High School continued its annual tradition of honoring its athletes, but changed the format due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

  • Guidance: University Virtual Group Presentations

    The consortium group originally planned to visit Columbus this spring and host group presentations.

  • College Openings Update 2020

    The update provides information on colleges and universities that are still accepting applications from qualified freshmen and/or transfer students for the fall 2020 semester.

  • FBLA Competes in Virtual State Competition

    With the club's state competition cancelled the day the team was ready to board the bus and head to Orlando, FBLA decided to hold a virtual competition with over 7,000 students competing in 60 categories.

  • Class of 2020: Mask-arade Prom

    CCHS Prom 2020 will take place on Friday, May 15, 2020. It will be like no other prom we have ever had!

  • College Admissions & Financial Aid Town Hall

    The Columbus Guidance Department will be hosting admissions professionals from various universities – both local and out of state – on May 12th at 7 pm EST to discuss Financial Aid and the College Admissions Process.

  • Marist May Novena

    Br. Patrick McNamara, our Marist Brothers USA Provincial, is again inviting all of the Marist family to unite in prayer for a Marist Novena, starting this Saturday, May 2nd and finishing on Mother's Day, May 10th.

  • 2020 Helmsman Award Announced

    We are proud to announce that Alejandro Quevedo has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural CCHS Helmsman Award, given to the senior whose leadership, experiences and personality best exemplify the heart and soul of the Class of 2020.

  • Celebrate the Class of 2020: Socially

    From a virtual graduation to special social graphics, we plan on celebrating the Class of 2020 in a BIG way!

  • CCNN Live Nominated for 17 Suncoast Emmys

    The Suncoast Chapter of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences has announced its award nominees for 2019-2020. This school year, CCNN Live has earned 17 nominations; a record for the crew!

  • Class of 2020 National Academic Awards Announced

    Christopher Columbus High School is proud to recognize the National Merit Semifinalists, Commended, and Hispanic Recognition for the Class of 2020.

  • 3 Explorers to Sign NFL Contracts

    ​Christopher Columbus High School is proud to announce that two Explorers were drafted during the 2020 NFL Draft. A third Explorer has signed a free agent contract, bringing our total to 3 players entering the National Football League next season.

  • CCNN Live Wins 13 STN Awards

    Each year the Student Television Network hosts a spring national contest where more than 3,000 students compete in different journalistic categories including news package, feature package and film. 

  • Anglers Club Places 3rd in the State

    This year, the Anglers Club participated in the FWC High School Fishing Program Conservation Project.

  • CCHS Branded Cloth Face Masks

    The Columbus administration has approved and ordered 200 Columbus branded face masks to be sold on our online store – ColumbusExplorers.Shop.

  • SAC to Host 'Virtual' Spirit Themes

    As we have faced these challenging times, our Student Activities Committee has had to postpone or cancel many of our Spring activities.

  • Three Explorers Honored as ISSF “Star Awards”

    Each year, the Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF), recognizes outstanding students from its member schools.

  • Debaters Take on College Teams en Español

    The Columbus Debate Society hosted and competed in the first ever Spanish Language Debate scrimmage online. 


    Seniors, we hope that you are as excited about Friday as we are; it’s going to be a special and fun day at CCHS. In accordance with county guidelines, here is some more information for you and your parents, information that will help make the day go smoothly, efficiently and safely, and a few points that we need you and your families to abide by:

  • Valedictorian & Salutatorian Announced

    Christopher Columbus High School announced Friday, April 17, Jared Coleman has been named valedictorian and Michael Berry salutatorian for the graduating class of 2020.


    Two Explorers found success in their competition this past winter, and the Miami Herald recognized each with first team All County honors. Recognized below are 1st Team All-Dade athletes:
  • Sign Up: SAT & ACT Practice Exams

    Practice SAT & ACT exams will be offered to all juniors on Saturday, April 18, 2020 (ACT) and Saturday, April 25, 2020 (SAT). These exams are FREE and will be administered virtually and proctored. Students will be receiving valuable information about their results instantly! 

  • CCNN Wins National Excellence Awards

    We are proud to report that the Student Television Network has named CCNN Live’s monthly show, The Voyage, the best monthly show in the nation.

  • FHSAA CORONAVIRUS Update - March 31, 2020

    GAINESVILLE, FL - Given the directive of President Trump to maintain following CDC guidelines through April 30, 2020, combined with Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran's mandate for schools in Florida to remain closed through May 3, 2020, the FHSAA will continue to follow suit with all scheduled FHSAA meetings, conferences, and athletic events postponed.

  • Marist Brothers Novena

    Br. Patrick McNamara, FMS, Marist Brothers U.S. Provincial has invited the Marist family to pray a novena starting on April 1 and ending on April 9.

  • Digital Footprint

    Every time you post online material, you are creating a digital footprint!

  • Lemonis ’91 Pledges Relief to Camping World Employees

    Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World Holdings and star of CNBC show The Profit, is stepping up to assist his employees experiencing financial and personal difficulties due to the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Sports Program Named Among Best in State, Country

    Christopher Columbus High School’s sports program has made the Top 15 in the 2020 Best High School Sports Programs in the Country by

  • Two Seniors Awarded Prestigious DJNF Scholarships

    Two members of CCNN Live - Alexander Someillan and David Perez - were awarded Dow Jones News Fund Scholarships.

  • Columbus Athletics, FHSAA Response to COVID-19

    In light of the collective decisions of the FHSAA and the Greater Miami Athletic Conference due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the Columbus Athletics Department has determined that activity for all sports will be suspended indefinitely, starting Friday, March 13.

  • Senior Named Morehead-Cain Scholar

    Senior Jesus Javier Rodriguez is the 2nd Explorer to receive the Morehead-Cain Scholarship.

  • State Wrestling Championship

    Five wrestlers competed in the State Championship this past weekend at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida.

  • Track Team Wins Sam Burley Invitational

    This past Friday and Saturday, the Columbus track team competed at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational at Tropical Park.

  • CCNN Live, Reyes Receive Honors

    Senior, Kevin Reyes, has been named a finalist in the Education Awareness category for the 25th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) – the largest student film competition and award show in Florida— for his public service announcement entitled, Disconnect to Reconnect. 

  • Senior Villar Named Scholar Athlete of the Year 

    Christopher Columbus High School is proud to announce that the Miami Touchdown Club Board of Directors have named senior football player Maximus Villar its their Scholar Athlete Scholar of the Year.

  • Beach Clean Up & Kids Fishing Clinic

    The Anglers Club and Spearfishing Club completed its first ever beach cleanup and kids fishing clinic.

  • Regional Wrestling Championship

    The Varsity Wrestling Team finished in 5th place out of 31 teams at the Region 4-3A Tournament this past weekend and in the process, qualified 5 Explorers to the State Championship.

  • 2020 VEX SFL State Champions

    The Christopher Columbus High School Robotics Club won the SFL State Championship this past weekend.

  • Flying Club Visits Miami Executive Airport

    The Flying Club visited Aviator Zone Academy, a flight school at Miami Executive Airport.

  • Conrad Innovators & Engineers Week at Columbus

    The STEM Engineering program would like to recognize the following students for their accomplishments and contributions.

  • Anglers Club IGFA Seminar

    The Anglers Club traveled up to Dania to attend a special seminar presented by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).

  • Class 8A All-State Football

    Fresh off their first Class 8A State Championship, a number of football players earned all-state honors and Henry Parrish Jr. was named the Class 8A Overall Player of the Year while Dave Dunn was named the Coach of the Year.

  • Anglers Report

    The Anglers Club and Spearfishing Club recently participated in two special events.

  • Catch for Kids Project

    On Presidents’ Day, two members of the Anglers Club - Carlos Cornide and Nicholas Valdes – hosted their Senior Mas Family Program Project: Catch for Kids Fishing Clinic at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.


    Eleven Explorers found plenty of success in their competition this past fall, and the Miami Herald recognized each with All County honors.

  • Debate Teams Travel to Harvard, Canada

    The Debate Society had a busy weekend and split the team between the Harvard and University of Toronto tournaments. 

  • Jupiter Varsity Wrestling Tournament

    The varsity wrestling team caped its regular season with a 2nd place finish out of 33 teams at the Jupiter High School Invitational this past weekend.

  • Explorers Win Geography Bee

    The Geography Club faced tough competition from public and charter schools but secured solid back-to-back wins over Jose Marti and iMater to win 1st place at the Miami-Dade County Spelling Bee.

  • Spearfishing Club Report

    This past Sunday, four members of the Spearfishing Club finally got the opportunity to proceed with the classroom session and confined water session of their freediving course which was headed by Columbus very own alumni Chris Tavera better known as the Miami Skin Diver.


    A special privilege for Columbus seniors is for them to wear a ‘Class of’ polo, and this year, administration has chosen a smoke grey Nike Dri-FIT Polo for the Class of 2020.

  • Debaters Make Finals, Medal Round at Fairchild Challenge

    The Columbus Debaters competed in the 17th Annual Fairchild Challenge Debates.

  • Robotics Competes in Night at the Museum Invitational

    The Columbus Robotics Club traveled to Washington DC to participate in an invitational competition dubbed ‘Night at the Museum’ hosted by NOVA Systemic.

  • Six Explorers Sign on NSD

    On Wednesday, February 5 during senior lunch, six Explorers signed their National Letters of Intent to go to college and play football at the next level.

  • Debate Qualifies 11 to State Tournament

    The Columbus Debate Society had a great weekend at districts and qualified 11 students to the varsity state tournament. 

  • SFBJ Power 250 includes 10 Explorers

    Meet South Florida's 2020 Power Leaders 250 — your guide to "who’s who" among business elite across Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

  • The Voyage Named Finalist for Broadcast Excellence

    CCNN Live’s The Voyage has been named the best monthly show in the southeast region of the United States.

  • Holmes Wins FHSAA Spirit of Sport Award

    The Florida High School Athletic Association announced Thursday the winners of the second annual Roger Dearing Heart of the Awards Award and Roger Dearing Spirit of Sport Award. Joshua Koolik (Pine Crest School) took home the Heart of the Arts honor, with Courtney Holmes (Christopher Columbus Boys Catholic High School) earning the Spirit of Sport accolade.

  • Basketball Defeats Miami Beach (2X)

    The varsity basketball team took on district opponent Miami Beach at their place Tuesday evening and won big 94-68.

  • Student Awareness Day

    Yesterday, five of our Explorers went up to FIU Biscayne Campus to participate in Student Awareness Day with Theology Department Chair, Mr. Pedro Marti. 

  • Wrestling Beats SR in Varsity, JV Dual

    The Varsity Wrestling team defeated the Southridge Spartans 56-16 to extend their win-loss record to 29-6.

  • 13 Explorers Inducted Into Athletic Hall of Fame

    Twelve athletes and a coach became the newest members of the Columbus Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday night, in an induction ceremony on campus.

  • FBLA District Competition Results

    Christopher Columbus High School's Future Business Leaders of America Club competed in its district competition this past Friday.

  • Foyo Named Track COY

    Fred Foyo '75 was recently named the 2018-19 Florida Athletic Coaches Association Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year.


    Christopher Columbus High School is proud to announce its nominees for the 2019-20 Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards, one of the nation's most highly regarded student awards programs.

  • Football Participates in Three Kings Day Parade

    Members of the 2019 State Championship team participated in the Three Kings Day Parade, also known as Los Tres Reyes Magos, on Sunday, January 12th. The team was part of the NFL float.

  • Wrestling Wins Dual Meet Tournament

    The Varsity Wrestling won the Coral Springs Invitational Dual Meet Tournament this past weekend.

  • Super Kids- Super Sharing Donation

    Christopher Columbus High School has teamed up with the National Football League, the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee,Verizon and St. Thomas University for a Super Bowl community initiative that benefits local children in need.

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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.