Available courses

ELA-6 is a comprehensive middle school English/language arts course that follows the Harrisburg Diocese curriculum standards, focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in order to show mastery-level understanding.  The class will contribute to student publications and explore publishing in several formats .

ELA 7 follows the diocesan curriculum for seventh grade and focuses on the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research. The class will also contribute to student publications through out the year.

ELA 8 follows the diocesan standards for reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research. The class will also fully explore at least one novel and students will play a major role in all middle school publications.

In sixth grade religion class, we will focus on the Old Testament and how the stories are connected to our Catholic Faith. Students will read from the Hebrew Scriptures, and we will focus on the connections they have to the Scriptures of the New Testament. We will also learn the Rosary in depth (focusing on all 20 mysteries) and begin to pray in a more meditative and contemplative way. Our focus will also be on the mission of the Church — that every human being is a person with dignity and that every body is sacred.

In 7th-grade religion, students will learn about the life of Jesus, beginning with His momentous birth and ending with His glorious resurrection. In addition to reading the text, students will read from the Bible to see how all four Gospel writers depict Jesus. In addition to learning about the life of Christ, students will also learn about Christian morality through various parables and teachings. They will then learn how to apply those teachings to their own lives and how they can be better Catholics. They will also be exposed to Catholic social teachings and will learn how to apply the lessons of the Gospels to our global community.

Welcome to Algebra I.  During the first marking period of the school year, students will learn how to write and solve expressions, equations, and inequalities.  Students will also begin to explore functions.

Algebra II expands on many of the topics covered in Algebra I.  Students will also study Conic Sections, more complex probability, and basic trigonometry.

Geography focuses on physical, environmental and human geography in accordance to the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese and Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. This is a 6th grade social studies course. The primary focus of this course will be North America, South America, Central America, Europe, South and East Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.

Math 5

Math 6

Math 7

Technology and computer science for grade 5

Technology and computer science for grade 6

Technology and computer science for grade 7

Technology and computer science for grade 8

United States History I focuses on the study of discovering American and the foundation of the  American government and society in accordance to the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese and Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. This is a 7th grade social studies course. The primary focus of this course will be from the beginning of America's discovery to the time period after the Civil War, known as Reconstruction.

United States History II focuses on the study of modern American history in accordance with the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese and Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. This is an 8th grade social studies course. The primary focus of this course will be from the late-1800 America to the present. Students will discuss and analyze primary and secondary sources of the Gilded Age, the Progressive Movement, the 1920s, the World Wars, the Great Depression, the changes in America through the 1950s to the 1970s, the Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, Regan's administration and the changes in the 1980s, and America today.

World History focuses on ancient civilizations, early establishments of government and cultural ideas, looking at different philosophies, artwork, and what each culture left behind for the present today in accordance to the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese and Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. This is a 5th grade social studies course. The primary focus of this course will be looking at Ancient Egypt, China, India, Ancient Greece and Rome, The Byzantine Empire, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and revolutions in different empires

St. Columba School is dedicated to the integration of current and cutting edge educational technology into the daily teaching learning environment.  We believe that technology is a key component to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century.  This will be accomplished by incorporating the use of technology into all levels of the curriculum to increase student motivation and to enhance the instructional process. For optimum integration and alignment with the Diocese of Harrisburg technology curriculum, the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) has been incorporated into the curriculum at each grade level, K-8