Why Scotus Central Catholic?

Scotus Central Catholic is located in Columbus, Nebraska. Columbus is a small city of about 21,000 in east central Nebraska. Scotus is the only Catholic high school in Columbus and is the largest Catholic secondary school outside of Omaha or Lincoln in Nebraska. Scotus Central Catholic has a faith-filled faculty and extraordinary parental involvement. Scotus Central Catholic High School admits students of any race, color, creed and national or ethnic origin. Scotus has a student to teacher ratio of 16:1. The average class size is 20 students; this allows students to receive individualized attention. 97-100% percent of Scotus graduates attend college.

Our Philosophy

The purpose of Catholic education is to provide young people with a strong religious foundation upon which to build the rest of their lives. Scotus Central Catholic forms students in traditional values to build their lives on the message of the Gospel by proclaiming the “good news” in word and action. In addition, the education program prepares students to compete in an increasingly technological society with a comprehensive curriculum as well as a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.

Academic Excellence

Scotus Central Catholic is an exceptionally dedicated institution with the highest expectations for its staff and students. There are excellent opportunities for individuals to participate in class discussions and projects. Students are challenged academically and have the benefit of personal attention from the instructors. The overall students/teacher ratio is 16:1, which is an ideal situation for work and study for both students and teachers. Scotus Central Catholic is a great place to be, live, and grow!

Financial Costs

Scotus Central Catholic is funded from three sources. One portion comes from an investment from the three Catholic parishes in Columbus. Each parish gives financial support to Scotus. Another portion comes from development activities and volunteering. It's encouraged for all parents to contribute volunteer time to raise funds. The last third consists of the tuition paid by families who attend Scotus. For the '22-23 school year, the cost to attend Scotus Central Catholic for students 7th-12th grade is $3,600.

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Summer Camps

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR PHYSICAL FORM Below is the list of summer camps (dates and times may change). Summer Weightroom Schedule: May 30-July 28 Monday-Friday High School Boys, 6:30-7:30), High School Girls (7:30-8:30), High Read more…

JC Camp Information

JC Camp will be held at Tintern this summer! We are accepting applications for campers for our 2023 JC Camp held at Tintern retreat center near Neligh, Nebraska. JC camp is for incoming freshman boys Read more…

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1554 18th Avenue, Columbus NE

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