Christopher Columbus High School

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

Application Process

Applying to CCHS

Admission to Christopher Columbus High School as a freshman is based on the student's performance on the Columbus Entrance Exam, his most recent grades and standardized test scores. The application process begins in October when the school starts to accept applications for the entrance exam which takes place in December. You can apply for the exam online on the Columbus website. Interested students and their parent(s) should attend Open House which takes place in November. In addition, there is an opportunity for mothers of elementary/middle school children to visit Columbus in groups through the "Discover Columbus Mothers Luncheons". 
Oct. 1st - Nov 29th | Application Process Begins  
Nov. 18th | Open House from 1 pm - 4 pm 
Dec. 2nd | Entrance Exam 
 
Oct. 19thMothers Luncheon

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  • Transfer Students

    Students may be able to transfer to Columbus from another high school if capacity allows. Admission as a transfer student is based on the student's performance on the Columbus Entrance Exam and on other factors regarding their performance at their previous high school. Interested transfer students and their parent(s) must make an appointment with the Admissions Director.
  • International Students

    International students may be able to transfer to Columbus if capacity allows. International students must possess required documentation to attend high school in the United States. An appointment must be made with the Admissions Director.
  • McKay Scholarships

    Columbus accepts students on the John M. McKay Scholarship.  Acceptance is contingent on their performance in eighth grade, the Columbus Entrance Exam, and possibly an interview process.  For more information including eligibility and scholarship ranges, visit www.floridaschoolchoice.org.

Questions?

Feel free to contact Michael Marinelli, our Admissions Director, at mmarinelli@columbushs.com or 305-223-5650 Ext. 2217.
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 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.