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"St. Pius X High School's academic program is rigorous andprepares students for a life of inquiry, for a life of decision making,and for a life of learning."
With a strong foundation in religion and history, in math and inscience, in English, languages and the arts, a student explores diversecourse offerings and comes to read more closely, think more carefully,and write more clearly. This leads students in finding support for faithin their lives.

Educationis enhanced at St. Pius with small classrooms, a wide range of honorsand advanced placement course offerings, teachers with advanced subjectarea degrees, and special facilities dedicated to learning from computerrooms to art studios.

A challenging curriculum, high standards and a student/teacher ratioof about 17:1 make St. Pius students top performers in national examsand extremely successful college candidates:
  • Traditionally, about 96 percent of St. Pius students continue their studies at four-year colleges and universities.
  • In recent years, St. Pius graduates have gone on to excel at prestigious institutions such as Notre Dame, Harvard, Boston University, DePaul, Georgetown, Purdue, Rice, Stanford, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • In a recent year, of the 230 St. Pius juniors who took the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, nine were semi-finalists, one was a commended student, and twelve were National Hispanic Merit Scholars.
  • College preparation and counseling are provided by certified counselors dedicated to helping our students with individual concerns,personal growth issues, career planning and college admission.
Counselors work closely with junior and senior year students to access interest and aptitudes as they apply to colleges and universities around the country. Students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 60 universities who visit the campus each year.
Hands on learning in science laboratory in freshman science class.