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Welcome from the Principal

Dear Friends,
Welcome to St. Pius X High School! As the only Catholic High School serving greater Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Bernalillo County, we are indeed proud of our tradition of excellence as a college preparatory school with values-based education.

Since 1956, we have been educating young men and women to be leaders in the community. Our desire is that this site provides you with a glimpse into the dynamic experience of being a SPX student and encourages you to visit or attend an event.

St. Pius X is a vibrant, faith-filled, Catholic community with rich traditions. Directed by dedicated faculty and staff, St. Pius X challenges students in all academic and extracurricular programs.

As a college preparatory school, SPX develops intellectual skills that ready our students for success in college and life. Around 98 percent of St. Pius X graduates go to colleges and universities, and the 2018 senior class was offered $16.5 million in college scholarships. St. Pius X graduates attend colleges in New Mexico and around the country. Some of our recent graduates can be found at Yale,Harvard, NYU, Stanford, Notre Dame, and Brown.

Beyond the walls of the classroom, SPX fosters the total development of its students and encourages them to participate in at least one of the many activities on campus. There is something for everyone. Students can choose from over 20 sports teams and over 30 clubs and organizations, theater, instrumental and vocal music. Campus ministry, retreats, and community service help develop compassionate human beings and leaders.

I am pleased that you are taking time to explore these pages to discover the many facets of St. Pius X High School.

Barbara M. Rothweiler, Ph.D.