Christopher Columbus High School

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


Need-Based Financial Aid

In an effort to reduce the financial burden families face in paying for high-quality, private education, Christopher Columbus High School supports various scholarship programs that you may qualify for.

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  • McKay Scholarships

    Christopher Columbus High School 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 elegibility and scholarship ranges, visit
  • Step Up for Students Scholarship Tax Credit Scholarship

    Christopher Columbus High School also accepts students who receive scholarships from The Step Up For Students Program. This is a program that provides tax credit scholarships to students in K-12 who come from low-income families. For more information including elegibility and scholarship ranges, visit
  • Step Up for Students Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA)

    Christopher Columbus High School also accepts the Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA), a program that helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with certain special needs. The program, previously called the Personal Learning Scholarship Account, was named the Gardiner Scholarship in January of 2016. The new name honors Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner, who led the legislative effort to create the program, and his family. The Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account. Information on this program can also be found by visiting
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.