Where Children are Known and Loved

Saint Columbkille Partnership School is a Pre-K through grade 8 Catholic School located in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston. For more than 115 years, Saint Columbkille has been a mainstay within its surrounding community and has educated children for many generations.

The Elementary School

Saint Columbkille Elementary School educates children in grades one through five. As children navigate through these years, they begin to develop their character and social self. At our school, this process can take place under the watchful eye of talented, highly professional teachers.

The mission of Saint Columbkille Partnership School has driven its dedicated faculty and staff to build a sustainable educational model that serves the families of Allston-Brighton and immediate surroundings. A main ingredient in our success is derived from the partnership with Boston College. Our teachers and administrators are credentialed with 15 undergraduate degrees and 19 graduate degrees fully funded by Boston College. Guided by the expertise offered by the Lynch School of Education, we have become a school that teaches prospective teachers and future Catholic school administrators.

Our curriculum is research-based and data-driven. We have found that educational excellence is achieved by delivering a rigorous curriculum, backed by a trusted support system. As such, Saint Columbkille Partnership School is part of the renowned Catholic Schools Connects optimized student support system. Each student is given the tailored set of intervention, prevention, and enrichment services he or she needs to thrive.

To be true to our mission to develop the “whole child”, the school has added two science centers, a media/library center, art and music rooms, a learning center, seven additional classrooms, and much needed office space. The cafeteria was expanded and remodeled to meet the needs of the ever-growing school population. in 2016, we completed a $1 million improvement project that includes a practice field and a mixed-use recreation area, an area for basketball, and play.

Planning is underway to renovate our gymnasium that will enable us to expand our athletic offerings.



of elementary students are reading at or above grade level

Recent Facility Enhancements

  • Added six additional classrooms
  • Added two science labs, a music room, an art room, and a library media center
  • Added a turf field, track, basketball court, play area, gardens
  • Added safe drop-off area
  • Renovated the school dining room
  • Added an administrative office suite