Saint Columbkille Catholic School, Papillion, Nebraska

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It's the Principal of the Thing 

Our very first principal was Sister Celestine Nordhus. She and her staff of two lived in the rectory while the school was completed. Father Hoheisel slept on a cot in the church. The very last Benedictine nun to serve as principal was Sister Sienna Rohlfer. From 1916 until 1980, all of our principals were Benedictine nuns.

 November 19th is Catholic School Principal Appreciation Day. Actually, people here at St. Columbkille make me feel appreciated everyday. It is truly a good place to be. However, this year’s Principal Appreciation Day is going to be different.  Read more...


Saint Columbkille Catholic School is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association. We are also accredited by the State of Nebraska, and in addition to that, we are an AdvancED accredited school. We have been providing a quality Catholic education to children (grades K-8) in the Papillion area since 1916. We are a ministry of Saint Columbkille Parish, and our mission is to help our students grow in spirit, mind, and body as disciples of Christ.

Towards this end, it is our aim to provide a caring and loving community atmosphere in which gospel principles are modeled by adults and other students, taught daily, experienced in liturgy, and practiced by the students in mission and service activities.

As an educational institution, we are committed to using all of our resources to help each child develop to his or her full potential by providing a variety of learning experiences.

If you would like more information about registration or would like to schedule a visit with a tour of the school, please call the school office at 402-339-8706.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Makey

St. Columbkille Catholic SchoolAdvancEd Seal
224 East 5th Street
Papillion, NE  68046

School Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Office Hours: 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM








Upcoming Events 

November 25, 26, 27
Thanksgiving Break


November 30
Fundraiser Reward!


December 3- 7:00 PM
School Funding Presentation
in the Library- Option 2
(required for those who did
not attend in September)


December 10- 6:00 PM
1st Grade Music Program
in the Social Level


December 10- 7:30 PM
2nd Grade Music Program
in the Social Level


December 15- 6:30 PM
Kdg. Grade Music Program
in the Social Level


December 18
11:30 AM Dismissal


December 21- January 4


January 5
School Resumes




This one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.  
Philippians 3:13-14


St. Columbkille Catholic School  *  224 East 5th Street  *  Papillion, NE 68046-2299  *  (402) 339-8706