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High School

Fund-A-Cause Makes a Difference

Columbus hosted a special preview, blessing, and ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Family and Consumer Science classroom on Thursday, August 20. It was a wonderful celebration to thank the generous donors and craftsman who made this project possible. Msgr. Paul Steimel blessed the room and the Greater Chamber and Alliance crew showed up with scissors and ribbon. Stop by the school and tour the classroom to see the gorgeous new space ready for the students on August 31st.

Classes 2010 & 2014 - Special Request

Classes of 2010 & 2014 take a minute for a special request for a quick survey. Principal Tom Ulses needs your help and your feedback. Thank you in advance for your help! The surveys close on September 10! Please share this information with CHS Classes of 2010 & 2014
2014 Survey site -
2010 Survey site -

Columbus Driveway Sign

The Columbus Booster Club has something very fun for your home and showing your Sailor Pride. Only $25 for new subscribers and $15 for a touch up. Show your neighborhood your Sailor Support. 

Contact Mark Wall at 319.504.6540 if you would like some driveway "Sailor" art.

Columbus High School Reunions 2015

Plans for the following classes are now made for the following classes:
Class of 1960 – 55 Year Reunion

Class of 1965 - 50 Year Reunion
Class of 1975 – 40 Year Reunion
Class of 1976 - SAVE THE DATE
Class of 1980 – 35 Year Reunion
Class of 1985 – 30 Year Reunion
Class of 1990 – 25 Year Reunion
Class of 1995 – 20 Year Reunion
Class of 2005 - 10 Year Reunion
information is available at Columbus Class Reunion Information

We are unaware of any plans yet for the following classes:
If you would be interested in getting your class reunion started we can provide you with the tools to help.  Contact Darlene Hatton –
Class of 1970 – 45 Year Reunion
Class of 2000 – 15 Year Reunion
Class of 2010 –  5 Year Reunion

Where Inspiration meets Preparation

Every day at Columbus Catholic High School, we strive to define excellence as we prepare students to achieve success in college, their career and in life. At Columbus Catholic High School, instruction occurs in a disciplined environment of accountability, fairness and sincerity. Valuable life skills, such as critical thinking, communicating clearly and problem solving, are nurtured through a variety of teaching approaches, clear expectations and practical applications.

A Catholic education at our high school fosters the values of human dignity, responsibility, the importance of family, informed citizenship and moral decision making.

Tuition Assistance Reminders

If you would like to apply for tuition assistance for the 2015/16 year, go to the Archdiocese of Dubuque STO application.  If you'd like to save on the processing fee, the fee this year for online submission is $25 & for paper application is $26. A copy of your tax return is mandatory; therefore, it is critical that you have your 2014 return prepared promptly. Links for registration & assistance materials are at CVCS Registration. When completing the PSAS application, our school/system code is 1086 and the authorization code for filing online is arch1

If you are uncertain your child will be attending CVCS but would need tuition assistance if they do, apply as soon as possible. You can always turn down the assistance but the assistance may not be available if you change your mind & apply this summer.  The next assistance awards are made in mid-August. 

Be sure to read the instructions for section C of the application form carefully. Have you included your college students & those in PreK or daycare on your application? Eventhough you can't get tuition assistance thru STO or CVCS for those students, the information is considered in the assistance calculation. 

If you receive notification from PSAS that you are missing documentation, please send the missing items immediately. Applications missing information will NOT be processed for assistance.