Columbus Catholic High School is a private school located in central Wisconsin. Columbus provides students in grades 9-12 with a high quality, college preparatory curriculum through honors, advanced placement, and classes for college credit. International students will not only receive challenging and stimulating classroom experiences but also have plenty of additional extra-curricular activities in which they can become involved in.
Through a number of international organizations, Columbus has hosted international students from all around the world. In recent years, Columbus has hosted students from Korea, Spain, Germany, Sweden, China, Italy, and Taiwan. Students and teachers at Columbus realize the benefit that hosting International students brings to our school. They welcome the opportunity to educate and learn from the international students. International students become part of the Columbus family when they socialize with their American counterparts. International students can easily make friends in the classroom and outside of school through a wide array of activities such as sports, drama, and various clubs. 95% of Columbus students are involved in sports, music, drama or extra-curricular activities and we encourage International students to become involved also, to step out and try new things.
International students at Columbus are provided with the support they need to succeed. Because of our small size, teachers are able to get to know students on an individual basis and they are able to learn students’ interests, learning styles, and personalities. Students are expected to be proficient in English but will receive some English support within the school.
If you desire to send your child to Columbus Catholic Schools, we are willing to work with you to make it possible for your child(ren) to attend. CCS is committed to helping all families send their children to CCS regardless of financial ability.
CCS Payment Plans
Columbus Catholic uses automatic withdrawals to manage our tuition payment process. We allow for semi-annual, quarterly, or monthly payment plans via automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings. Many families find it much easier to manage a ten month payment plan, versus the whole tuition payment before the school year begins.
Columbus Catholic Tuition Assistance
The Columbus Tuition Assistance program is assistance based on financial need. We invite you to apply for the Columbus Tuition Assistance Program if you have financial need. CCS offered $160,000 in grants to our families for the 2016-17 school year.
To apply for the Columbus Tuition Assistance Program, a family must complete and submit The FACTS Grant and Aid application by April 30th. The online application is at https://factsmgt.com/parent-resources/grant-and-aid/ This application is kept confidential by FACTS.
Once the application process has been completed, CCS will follow up with all applicants by July 15th. This time span gives CCS time to review results from the automated FACTS program and respond to all families that applied. Families we partner with by awarding them tuition grants are asked in return to do their best by supporting CCS and our core values. These families also have other opportunities to help CCS by volunteering in our Gift Card Program, fundraising events, or event concessions.
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (Tuition Voucher)
The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program will allow parents to receive a tuition voucher to enroll their children in approved private and religious schools. CCS has been a school of choice in the program since the 2012-13 school year. The program is limited to those families with incomes equal or below 185% of the federal poverty level (the income level can be found online or by calling the CCS Admissions Office at 715-387-2444).
In 2017-18 state law mandates no more than 2% the pupil membership of a public school district may participate in the WPCP. To learn more or apply for the WPCP visit: https://apps4.dpi.wi.gov/ChoiceParent/
If you are eligible for this program, we highly recommend that you apply between February 1-April 20. Please call our President, David Eaton, for more information (715-387-1177).
No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
Beginning on January 1, 2014, the State of Wisconsin has created an income tax deduction for elementary and secondary school tuition expenses. Taxpayers will be able to claim their 2014 paid private and religious school expenses up to $4,000 for each dependent child in Kindergarten through eighth grade, and up to $10,000 for each dependent child in grades nine through twelve.
Gift Card Fundraising
The Gift Card Program is a fundraising program where CCS buys gift certificates from local and national vendors at a discount, and then sells them to you at face value. The profit is split 50/50 between you and CCS. Many families budget their groceries, gas, clothing, dining, gifts, and travel with gift cards.
Columbus offers a number of scholarship opportunities through an application process. In addition, there are also a number of scholarships available through outside organizations.
For details about the above programs contact our Admissions Director at 715-387-2444.
At CCS, we understand that sometimes these programs listed are not enough. If you have special circumstances, please contact David Eaton at 715-387-1177 or email@example.com.
Please complete the form below and an information packet will be mailed to you.
Tours, Shadowing & Visits: Come take a peek at what makes our school such a special place. We provide parents with tours, current family contacts, and the chance to speak with teachers and principals to give them a better perspective of the school.
Many parents also like to attend system open houses, information nights, or even have their son or daughter shadow for a day. There are many opportunities to get acquainted with our school.
To schedule a tour or to receive information, you may contact Admissions Director Mary Hartl at 715-387-2444, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbus Catholic Schools administration reviews the application and records of each student interested in placement within the system.
Administration determines if a student is qualified for admission based on the student’s demonstrated potential to succeed within our educational environment.
1. Contact the Admissions Director for general information and to schedule tours and/or shadow days.
2. Complete the forms and submit to the Admissions Director:
A. New student application
B. Record release form
C. Pay the non-refundable registration fee
Admission to CCS is determined by:
1. Completion of application
2. Review of academic progress from previous school
3. Results of standardized testing
4. Student and parent interview
Transfer Student Procedures:
Transfer students will be accepted for admission to CCS based on the following conditions:
A. Space available in class
B. Transfer applicant must be a student in good academic standing (for high school a GPA of 2.5 or higher) *standard may be waived (a lower GPA will result in academic probation)
C. Transfer applicant must be a student whose conduct is in good standing
D. The CCS system administration must judge the transfer student would benefit from the programs at CCS
E. Any student applying who has been expelled from former school or school district will not be considered for admission
Columbus Catholic Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration or its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.