OUR SCHOOLS

OUR SCHOOLS

Columbus Catholic Schools is a comprehensive educational system for students age 3 through high school graduation. CCS builds a strong foundation of faith, knowledge, and skills to help your child achieve success.

Nationally Accredited: Columbus Catholic Schools and all its educational sites are nationally accredited by the North Central Association and AdvancED, the nation’s largest and most prestigious accrediting association. National accreditation standards require a high degree of excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Columbus Catholic High School

GRADES 9 – 12

710 S Columbus Ave
Marshfield WI 54449
Principal: Steve VanWyhe
715-387-1177
Admissions: 715-387-2444
International Student Coordinator:
Dorothy Flees
715-387-1177

Columbus Catholic High School
9th -12th Grade

CCHS is committed to maintaining its traditionally strong academic standards. Our dedicated staff strive to instill in our students a strong sense of responsibility for one’s self and all others. Our students are well prepared for the challenges of adulthood and are eager to continue on a lifetime of learning.

Core Subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Theology

Additional Subject Areas: Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, French, Family and Consumer Ed, Technical Education

25 Honors classes, 5 AP classes, 1 college credit class

Columbus tops National and State Averages on ACT and AP test scores. The 2015 graduating class scored a composite of 24.1 with the State average being 22.2 and National average 21.0.

Of the 45 Advanced Placement exams taken by our students 64% were at a 4 or higher (Wisconsin average is 37%). 91% of our students taking the exams scored 3 or higher compared to the Wisconsin average of 67%.

Freshman-Old Testament and New Testament
Sophomore-Fundamental Theology and Sacramental theology
Junior-Moral Theology
Senior-Spiritual theology and Christian Stewardship

Columbus Catholic High School is proudly committed to maintaining its traditionally strong academic standards. Our ACT scores consistently exceed local, state, and national averages.

The ACT test is taken every year by Columbus High School students. Our ACT results show that our students are prepared for college-level work. The ACT consists of curriculum-based testing of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in the first-year college coursework. The maximum score possible on the ACT is 36. More impressive than our scores is that 88% of our students took the ACT compared to the state average of 73.8% and National average of 49%.

English Math Reading Science Composite
Columbus 23.6 23.6 24.1 24.4 24.1
State 21.6 22.0 22.5 22.3 22.2
National 20.3 20.9 21.3 20.8 21.0

Graduation requirements
The requirements listed below either meet or exceed the standards set by the North Central Association of Secondary School and Colleges (NCA) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Department:

Theology 4.0
English 4.0
Social Sciences 3.5
Mathematics 3.0
Science 3.0
Physical Education 1.5
Health 0.5
Computer Applications 0.5
Fine Arts 0.5
Speech 0.5
World Language 2.0
Electives 5.0
Total 28.0

Columbus Catholic Middle School

GRADES 6 – 8

710 S Columbus Ave
Marshfield WI 54449
Principal: Steve VanWyhe
715-387-1177
Admissions: 715-387-2444

Columbus Catholic Middle
6th-8th Grade

CCMS faculty recognize the dramatic growth and development within young adolescents during their sixth through eighth grade years. We provide a program of structured support to meet those unique emotional, social, physical, and intellectual needs.

Core Subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Religion

Additional Subject Areas: Physical Education, Spanish, French, Family and Consumer Ed, Music, Technology, Technical Education

Sixth grade-emphasis on the major areas of the Catholic Faith-what Catholics believe, how Catholics pray, how Catholics worship, and how Catholics live. Review of the major feasts
of the Liturgical year, Seasons of the Liturgical year, our Catholic heritage, Catholic prayers, and the importance of Catholic Schools.

Seventh grade-Purpose is to assist the student in his/her own faith journey and spiritual growth. Students will engage in prayer experiences, a study of sacraments, and the planning of liturgical events.

Eighth grade-Students will be provided with opportunities to deepen their relationship with God in all three aspects of his/her personhood. Major areas of concentration will be on the Catholic Creed, the history of the Church’s development from the Apostolic Age to present, a survey of the Bible, and an examination of morality in today’s society.

The links below show the recommended course selection for each grade level.

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills is administered to 6th – 8th grade students at Columbus Catholic Middle School. Our percentiles represent where the average student in our school scored in comparison to the national average (50% is the national average). Although this information is helpful in monitoring the children’s academic growth, it does not measure many other areas important to the development of the whole child. The data provides the schools with information to plan future goals and objectives to meet the needs of the children in those academic areas.

Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
English Language Arts 97 92 92
Math 80 65 73
Social Studies 92 81 81
Science 90 81 88
Composite 83 81 87

Our Lady Of Peace Intermediate

GRADES 3 – 5

1300 W 5th St
Marshfield WI 54449
Principal: Nancy Baierl
715-384-5474
Admissions: 715-387-2444

Our Lady of Peace Intermediate
3rd-5th Grade

Our solid core curriculum continues at OLP where there is a rich variety of individually tailored teaching approaches to meet the needs of the particular grade or class. We offer cooperative learning and self-paced education, with an increasing emphasis on scientific and mathematical concepts. We have specialized teachers dedicated to teaching Spanish, Physical Education, Library, Computers, and Music.

3rd Grade: Ten Commandments, Virtues, Seven Sacraments, Personal Development/Respecting others, Saints, Holy Days, Liturgical Seasons, Holy Trinity, Prayers, and Service Projects

4th Grade: Sacraments, Commandments and Beatitudes, Prayer and Devotion, Parts of the Mass/Liturgical Year, Mass planning and participation, and moral character development/virtues

5th Grade: The Seven Sacraments, The Beatitudes and Ten Commandments, Sacramentals, prayers and devotions, Creed, Parts of Mass, Liturgical Year, Advent and Lent, Parts of the Bible, Saints and Mary: Mother of God, Virtues

Curriculum by grade level:

Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills is administered to 3rd- 5th grade students at Our Lady of Peace Intermediate School. Our percentiles represent where the average student in our school scored in comparison to the national average (50% is the national average). Although this information is helpful in monitoring the children’s academic growth, it does not measure many other areas important to the development of the whole child. The data provides the schools with information to plan future goals and objectives to meet the needs of the children in those academic area.

Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
English Language Arts 93 96 92
Math 79 76 78
Social Studies 87 91 93
Science 80 86 89
Composite 86 88 83

St John The Baptist Primary

GRADES Pre-K – 2

307 N Walnut Ave
Marshfield WI 54449
Principal: Nancy Baierl
715-384-4989
Admissions: 715-387-2444

St. John the Baptist Primary
3 and 4 year-old pre-school
Full day 4 year-old Kindergarten
5K-Grade 2

Important early-learning programs help prepare children for Kindergarten.

3 and 4 year-old morning pre-school: 7:45-10:45 am Monday-Friday options

3 and 4 year-old full day pre-school: 7:45 am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday options

Full Day 4 year-old Kindergarten: 7:45 am – 2:40 pm

Kindergarten-Grade 2: 7:45 am – 2:40 pm

Your child begins school life in a safe, nurturing environment. Our strong emphasis on the basics of education and solid reading and math programs are featured at these early grade levels, and children receive the individual attention needed to lay the foundation upon which to build academic excellence. We have specialized teachers dedicated to teaching Physical Education, Library, Computers, and Music.

St. John the Baptist Primary
Pre-school: Bible Stories, Prayer, Church behavior, and Weekly Seeds publication

4K: Daily Prayer, Religious Holidays, Saints and Parables, Weekly Mass, Bible Studies: Stories of Jesus’ life

5K: Daily prayer both memorized and spontaneous, Religious Holidays, Saints and Parables, Weekly Mass, Stations of the Cross, The Church as a building and a community, and Bible Stories: Stories of Jesus’ life

1st Grade: Bible Stories with emphasis on Parables, Miracles, and stories of the Rosary, Living as Jesus taught, Participation in readings and responsibilities of school liturgy, and respect for all God’s creations

2nd Grade: Mastery of Prayers, Sacraments, Preparation for receiving Sacraments, Mass planning and participation, Parts of Mass and Liturgical seasons, Bible Stories and Rosary Introduction, and Service/Mission Projects