Welcome to St. Bartholomew Catholic School

1306 Twenty-Seventh Street Columbus, Indiana 47201   Telephone: (812) 372-6830 Fax: (812) 376-0377

A message from the principal:

I would like to welcome you to St. Bartholomew Catholic School.  St. Bartholomew School has a rich tradition of educating children grades K-8 in Bartholomew County and the city of Columbus for over a century and a half.  Our school is committed to providing a quality, faith-filled education. We are recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education as well as being classified as an Exemplary school by the Indiana Department of Education. 

Our students are challenged daily to reach and grow to become the best people they can be by being respectful, being responsible, being cooperative, being an active participant in class, and maintaining positive attitudes.  Our goal is that students will grow daily in their faith, academics, and service to others. St. Bartholomew students are part of a Catholic, Christian community where teachers, staff, and parents share the same values and beliefs. We strive to be an open and welcoming community with many ways for students and parents to become active, involved members of both our parish and school.

Our students are served by a faculty of 18 classroom teachers, a full-time instructional coach, 5 support faculty (including Art, Physical Education, Music, Library and Spanish), and 8 instructional assistants. We are also served by a full-time technology coordinator and a part-time nurse. Every member of our staff is dedicated to providing faithful witness, a caring classroom environment and rigorous, challenging instructional experiences for our students.

We have an amazing PTO which generously supports many of our school programs which provide enriching, educational opportunities for all of our students.  We also have an in-house athletic program which offers basketball for boys and girls, volleyball for girls, and cheerleading.  Our 7th and 8th grade students are also offered sports opportunities at the neighboring middle school, Northside Middle School, which include tennis, cross country, track, football, wrestling and golf.  Our students are also offered the opportunity to participate on academic teams such as Lego League, Spell Bowl and Geography Bee.


Please check out the information about St. Bartholomew School on our website.  If you wish more information or would like to schedule a visit with us to see first-hand the good things happening in our school, you may contact me directly at 812-372-6830 x223 or email at hheckman@stbirish.net.


Many blessings to you and your family!



Here's What's Happening
This week - August 18-22:
  • Tuesday, August 26 - 8th Grade DC Parent Meeting @ 6:00PM
  • Thursday, August 28 - All-school Mass @ 8:15AM
Future Events:
  • Monday, September 1 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL 
  • Wednesday, September 3 - First Quarter Mid-term
  • Wednesday, September 3 - Title I Parent Meeting @ 6:00PM
  • Saturday, September 20 - PTO Fall Festival
  • Saturday, April 18 - PTO Auction

PTO’s Fall Festival:

Our school Fall Festival is right around the corner on September 20th and we need your help to make this a fun filled evening for all St. Bartholomew Parish families! Volunteer Sign-Up sheets are posted in the School foyer or you can go on-line via the link below to sign-up. We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Fall Festival 2014 - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/WjLn7H
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Kim Tyler at 5_Tylers@comcast.net or 375-1992 and she can sign you up manually.

This information can also be found on our Facebook Page or in the school lobby.
Request for Excused Absence Form
If you know ahead of time that your student is going to be absent for any reason, please submit the Request for Excused Absence form that you can find as an attachment at the bottom of this page.
Shop with Scrip:
Sign up for ShopWithScrip! It's easy!!!
1. Your enrollment code is DLBF39157167
2. Go to www.ShopWithScrip.com, and click on "Create Account."
3. Fill in all required information and click "I Accept."
4. Choose two challenge questions from the list and provide answers.
Important dates for 2014-2015 school year:

The school calendar in its entirety can be found at the Calendar tab. More dates will be added as they come up, so check back frequently.

Attached at the bottom of the page, you will find a document that helps with accessing your FACTS account. 



Emily Schubel,
Apr 23, 2014, 11:39 AM
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