Columbus Catholic School is an above average, private, Catholic school located in Waterloo, IA. It has 287 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $6,290 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 60% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Columbus Catholic School Reviews
I enjoyed having a smaller class size so that it was easier to get one-on-one attention with a teacher when needed. The smaller student population also meant more opportunities for students to be more involved in specific roles they wish to partake in like varsity sports, roles in drama, pronounced music recognitions in solos, etc. I would like to see Columbus have more clubs and activities students could choose to do and having more advanced classes to take to challenge some students who wish to be challenged.
I really liked how the teachers are very involved to ensure students academic success and how they did a lot how student involvement. What I didn’t really appreciate about my experience was it wasn't diverse I’m not talking just ethnicity it’s as if everyone imported into the school was cut from the same clothe finically, so you didn’t really interact with people from different social economic status.
All fine arts programs are underfunded. We have a stage, but it is not safe to perform on. Some of the teachers are phenomenal, while others are absolutely awful. We are constantly expanding the number of clubs and organizations we have. Just two years ago we created a First Robotics club that has done very well in competitions so far. The programs that get the most funding are our sports teams, especially football. We are historically bad at football, so that make no sense. Some of our other sports teams, though, are very good, such as volleyball, tennis, and basketball.