By David Eaton, President, Columbus Catholic Schools
After years of giving school tours and talking to prospective families, it’s clear that one of the major misperceptions about Columbus Catholic Schools is that you have to be Catholic to attend.
While it’s true that 74% students are Catholic, coming from ten different Catholic parishes in the area, a growing percentage of our student body is not Catholic and these students represent a cross-section of Christian and non-Christian faiths and attend at least a dozen different churches in our area.
While nearly every year one or two families of children may, after some years in our schools, choose to become Catholic, we are not actively promoting conversions. If students and families choose to join the Catholic Church because of what they experience in our schools, we’re certainly happy for them, but we respect those who practice other faiths.
While we continue to practice and teach the Catholic religion in our schools, we welcome families of other faith traditions with open arms!