St. Columban School was established and staffed in 1956 by the Religious Sisters of Charity, a religious order originating in Ireland and founded by Venerable Mary Aikenhead. Guided by the charism of the order, we adopted their motto as our school motto, Caritas Christi Urget Nos: the Love of Christ Urges Us. This motto is part of our morning prayer each day. The charism of the Religious Sisters of Charity remains actively present in the school community in part through the work of Sr. Brid, our chaplain and former principal of St Columban School.
Our school provides strong religious formation and an excellent academic education for all students. The school began with grades 1-5 in 1956, then added an additional class each year culminating in grade 8. Kindergarten was added in 1976. In 2010, a Montessori preschool was opened, and in 2012 a Transitional Kindergarten class was added.