Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
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2022

  • Columbus Connects Leadership Lecture Series

    The 2022-23 Columbus Connects Leadership Lecture Series kicks off a new year on October 13 at 6:00 pm at the Columbus Café!  
  • Sign Up: PSAT 101 Strategy Session

    Dear Explorers,

    You will take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) in less than a month. Are you ready? 
  • National Merit Semifinalist & Commended Scholars Named

    We are proud to announce that 97 Explorers have been recognized for their national academic achievement by the College Board.  
  • Spearfishing Club Report

    The Spearfishing Club completed its first spearfishing tournament of the year. 
  • Coach DQ Courtyard Blessing Ceremony

    On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Christopher Columbus High School held a blessing ceremony for "Coach DQ Courtyard" which was dedicated to Daniel Quesada, a student who passed away of Cystic Fibrosis while attending Columbus during his senior year in 2019. 
  • Debate Returns Home from Dallas Victorious

    The Columbus Debate Society flew out to Dallas for the 34th annual Grapevine Classic this past weekend. Texas is home to the most competitive circuit in the country, and the invitational featured 20 of the top 100 schools in the nation.
  • Golf in 4th After Day 1 at Ping Invite in Scottsdale

    The boys of Columbus came out with a very solid first round today at the Brophy Rodeo National Invite sponsored by Ping!
  • Upcoming College & Career Events

    The Pat Call & Irene Culmo Center for College & Career Guidance has a number of upcoming events scheduled for our students and families:
  • Back-to-School Night(s) Next Week

    Welcome to the 2022-23 school year at Christopher Columbus High School!
  • Lynskey Returns to Columbus in Advancement Role

    We are happy to announce that John Lynskey is officially working for Columbus again!  The Associate Director of Advancement position will allow him to continue his work with the Allman Brothers and travel back and forth between Miami and his home in Georgia.
  • Service Project: The Encuentro Project

    The purpose of the project is to give people a well-rounded view of what is happening with immigration and what is happening here at the border. 
  • MIAMI HERALD SPRING ’22 ALL COUNTY SELECTIONS

    Athletic Director Chris McKeon and the rest of the Columbus administration would like to congratulate the following student-athletes who garnered Miami Herald First Team All-Dade selections for their respected sports:
  • Mallafre '22 Honored with Sanchez Memorial Award

    The family of the late Rudy Sanchez was on campus today to honor Anthony Mallafre '22 as the recipient of the Rudy M. Sanchez Memorial Award.
  • 7 Explorers Honored At Silver Knight Ceremony

    We are very proud to announce that Christopher Columbus High School won two Silver Knight Awards and five Honorable Mentions at the 2022 Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards held tonight at the James L. Knight Center.
  • 2021-22 Final Exam Schedule

    As we fast approach the end of another successful school year, we begin preparation for final examinations.  We would like to share important dates and review the Final Exam Schedule and Policies. 
  • Track & Field Finished 2nd at States

    The Columbus Track & Field team competed at the FHSAA Class 4A State Championship at the University of Florida this past weekend. 
  • Class of '22 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

    Congratulations to Juan Pablo Garcia-Casals and Jan Andretta on being named the Class of 2022's Valedictorian and Salutatorian!
  • Doskow '18 Named GSC Co-Player of the Year

    Valdosta State baseball first baseman EJ Dowkow '18 has the honor of being named the 2022 Gulf South Conference Co-Player of the Year, announced by the league office Thursday.
  • Garcia-Casals '22 Honored by Univision 23

    Senior Juan Pablo Garcia-Casals was honored by Univision 23 last weekend at its annual “Orgullo de Nuestra Juventud” Award Luncheon. 
  • Track & Field Wins Regional Meet

    This past Saturday, the Track & Field team competed in the FHSAA Region 4-4A Championship and won with 202 points (most in program history at a regional championship). 
  • CCNN Wins 14 Suncoast Student Production Awards

    CCNN took home a record 14 Suncoast Student Production Awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
  • Track Wins District Title

    The Columbus Track & Field team competed in the District 15-4A Championship last week and won, setting a new record with points scored in program history.
  • Villar Honored at Key Club Convention

    Last weekend, the Christopher Columbus High School Key Club travelled to the Florida District of Key Club Convention in Daytona Beach.
  • Track & Field Wins GMACs

    The Columbus Track and Field team competed at the GMAC Championships at Traz Powell Stadium and took home 1st place over 35+ teams, scoring 191 points.

  • Mu Alpha Theta Wins Barry Math Olympiad

    The Christopher Columbus Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta (The Math Honor Society) Mathletes finished in 1st Place in the Group Competition at the Barry University Math Olympiad. 

  • Guzman Finishes 2nd at Senior Nationals

    Last weekend, a group of Columbus wrestlers traveled to Virginia Beach, VA to wrestle in the NHSCA High School National wrestling Championships. 
  • Drama Scores All Superiors at States

    Last weekend, members of the Drama program competed in the Florida State Thespian competition in Tampa.

  • FBLA State Conference Results

    Last weekend, CCHS FBLA members competed in the 2022 State Leadership Conference - where they went up against FBLA clubs across the state (over 5,000 students participating).

  • Columbus Model UN Wins 1st Team Award at FIU

    This past weekend, Columbus Model UN visited Florida International University for their annual high school model un conference: FIMUN. This is a conference that has been going for 34 straight years!
  • Gamechangers Podcast features President Tom Kruczek

    Building on legacy and tradition, Thomas Kruczek, President of Christopher Columbus High School joins Sergio Tigera on Gamechangers LIVE to discuss the past, present, and future of CCHS as well as his life and inspiring career journey through Disney, manufacturing, entrepreneurship and more!

  • MFP Students Tour Northeast Colleges

    Last week, the Mas Family Program took 39 Explorers on a 5-day tour of universities in the Boston and Providence areas.
  • Track Wins Sam Burley Invitational

    Our Track & Field team competed last weekend at the Sam Burley Invitational at Tropical Park. The Explorers finished in 1st out of 30+ teams. The results below are the individuals who finished top 8 in their event:
  • Wrestling Team Wraps Up Season

    Six wrestlers (Christian Guzman 120 lbs., Jamie Rodriquez 126 lbs., Mike Lynne 132 lbs., Van Huffman 152 lbs., TJ Brown 195 lbs., and Derrick Hart 285 lbs.) all won quality matches in the grueling Class 3A FHSAA State Tournament at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fl.

  • Castaways Against Cancer Week Starts Monday

    Castaway Week is back! 
  • Columbus Debate Advances 7 to Nationals

    This past weekend, the Columbus Debate Society hosted South Florida's Speech and National Qualifier. Over the course of two days, 150 of the best local talent from 12 different schools vied for only 2 available qualifying spots per event.
  • Explorers Take on International Trade

    A number of Explorer were on hand at PortMiami during the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBF) - Trade Summit.  
  • Explorers Win Spartan Track Invitational

    The Track & Field team competed at the Spartan Invitational at Southridge High School last week and placed 1st out of 20+ teams.
  • Mock Trial Competition Results

    Our Inaugural Columbus Mock Trial team competed in their first ever Private/Charter High School Mock Trial Competition and finished in 4th place out of 10 schools.
  • CCNN Live & Columbus Films Win Big

    It was a big night for both, Columbus Films and CCNN Live. 
  • BBall Wins District 15-7A Championship

    A little over 2 weeks ago, the varsity basketball team took home the Greater Miami Athletic Conference championship. On Friday night, the Explorers (24-2) added to their hardware, winning the District 15-7A Championship, beating Miami High 82-61 at Doral Academy's gym.
  • Black History & Leadership: A Lecture Series at Columbus

    CCHS School Board member Mrs. Shirelle Jackson has partnered with the Columbus Administration to host and moderate a professional panel for Black History Month on Wednesday, February 23rd at 10 am in the Lawrence Bell Media Center.
  • Robotics Team Advances to State Championship

    Columbus' rookie Robotics Team (11342C) led by junior Alessandro Fernandez with Lucas Acosta and Eduardo Del Toro, advanced to the State Championship this past weekend at the VEX Robotics Competition at iTech Titan High School in Miami.
  • Nat'l School Counselor's Week: Profile on Br. Eladio

    Br. Eladio Gonzalez is Columbus’ longest running counselor, serving in our guidance department for close to 32 years. 
  • Engineer Muñoz '90 Makes Gift to CCHS for Innovation Hub

    Jose A. Muñoz, President and CEO of BCC Engineering, has announced that he will make a generous donation to establish an innovation hub at his alma mater, Christopher Columbus High School. 
  • Theatrical Production Written by Miguel Maspons '81 to Premiere in March

    On March 3, 2022, Las Lloronas, a hyper‐realistic theatrical show written by Miguel Maspons, a Miami‐born lawyer and third‐generation funeral home owner, will premiere at the Westchester Cultural Arts Center, the new cultural venue built at the entrance of Tropical Park, 7930 SW 40 Street, in Miami.
  • BBall Team Receives Media Training

    The Varsity Basketball Team received media training from one of the best public relations professionals in the business. 
  • Columbus Media Program Awarded Grant

    The Society of Professional Journalists - Florida scholarship/grant committee has chosen Christopher Columbus High School's media program to receive a $500 grant!
  • GMAC Wrestling Championship Recap

    The varsity wrestling team competed in the 34 team Greater Miami Athletic Conference Tournament this past weekend at Ronald Reagan High School in Doral and came in third place behind District 16 rivals Southwest and runner up South Dade High School. 
  • Celebrating 20 Years of Step Up

    Step Up For Students is celebrating 20 years of providing educational opportunity!

  • Class of 2022 Nike Polos on Sale NOW!

    A special privilege for Columbus seniors is to wear a ‘Class of’ polo, and this year, the administration has chosen a black Nike Dri-FIT Polo for the Class of 2022.
  • Nine Explorers Sign on Football NSD 2022

    We are beyond proud to announce that nine Explorers have decided where they will continue their academic and football careers at the collegiate level.

  • 2021-22 Conrad Innovators Announced

    The CCHS STEM Club's Conrad Challenge Team has been awarded the distinction of Conrad Innovators in the Energy and Environment category with their Atmospheric Water Condenser (AWO) project.
  • National Catholic Schools Week 2022

    National Catholic Schools Week is January 30 to February 5.  This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service. 

  • CCHS & Ayuda-A-Educar Work Together to Support Marist Education in Venezuela

    Marist Educators helping Marist Educators was the initiative that helped to support and feed over 400 Marist educators and their families in 11 different ministries sponsored by the Marist Brothers in Venezuela.

  • Miami Herald Fall All County Selections

    Athletic Director Chris McKeon and the rest of the Columbus administration would like to congratulate the following student-athletes who garnered Miami Herald First Team All-Dade selections for their respected sports:
     
  • TARC Team Flight Tested 1st Rocket

    The Columbus Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) team flight tested their first rocket yesterday at the Acosta Braids Nursery Farms in Homestead. Their rocket achieved a maximum altitude of 876 ft.
     
  • Debate Society Update

    Join us in congratulating the Columbus Debaters who competed in this past weekend's local Catholic Forensic League Tournament, which featured competition from Miami-Dade and Broward schools.
  • Explorers Have Success at Gators Model UN

    Over the weekend, Mr. Lynch took our new Explorers Model UN team to its first conference of the year - Gator MUN. 
  • FBLA District Results

    Please congratulate the young men who placed in the District Competition of FBLA.
  • CCNN Live Sweeps Fall STN Awards

    Join us in congratulating CCNN Live on its 16 overall awards (six 1st places) in the 2021 Student Television Network Fall Nationals winners.
  • Columbus Debate Had An Historic Weekend

    "Don't Mess With Texas" Or so the saying goes...
  • Explorers BBall Defeats Norland

    Columbus (17-1) traveled to Norland (8-6) to play a non-conference game-winning 80-66.
  • 2021-22 SILVER KNIGHT NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

    Christopher Columbus High School is proud to announce its nominees for the 2021-22 Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards, one of the nation's most highly regarded student awards programs.
     
  • Columbus Films Wins for 'A New York Bromance'

    Columbus Films won two awards from the ShortCuts Film Awards foundation for its film A New York Bromance
  • Explorers Finish 2nd at District Duals

    The varsity wrestling team will advance to next week's regional championship after finishing runner up in the District 16 Duals Tournament held at Coral Park. 
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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.