How is Saint Columbkille connected to Boston College?

Students, faculty and staff at Boston College play a key role in the enhancement of our academic, co-curricular and fundraising programs:


  • The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) at Boston College has adopted our school and links undergraduate students with us to help develop our co-curricular programs.

    Father Leahy, President of Boston College, with Saint Columbkille Partnership School students.

  • As part of the Read Aloud Program, Boston College employees volunteer to read to our students in the classroom.
  • The male and female athletic teams mentor students within after-school athletic clubs.
  • Volunteers from the 4 Boston program serve as aides to our teachers in the after-school program.
  • Through the Boston College Neighborhood Center, Boston College students tutor our students in a variety of subjects.
  • Boston College Marching Band members work with our students, providing after-school instrumental music lessons.


Institutional Advancement

  • Donors through Boston College provide funds for much-needed financial aid.
  • The BC Race to Educate is a successful fundraising event because of connections and support from Boston College.


Academic Experiences

  • Saint Columbkille has been designated as a laboratory school for the Lynch School of Education
    • Approximately 20 student teachers from the Lynch School of Education learn their craft under the careful watch of our talented teachers.
    • Researchers from Boston College utilize our school environment to conduct their research.
    • Professional development for our teachers provides ongoing learning opportunities.
  • A Boston College nursing student interns with our school nurse.


Operational Support

  • The Boston College Facilities Department provides expertise and support with renovations and updates.
  • The Boston College IT Department shares best practices and tech support, and donates equipment.