Nestled among the oaks and pines in Lake Vista, St. Pius X Catholic School welcomes you to our website. Located about one mile from Lake Pontchartrain and centrally located amidst large parks, our school campus is quite unique. Founded in 1953, St. Pius X School works diligently to develop a strong spiral curriculum in religion, academics, music, art, technology, language, and athletics. Together with our dedicated faculty and parents, St. Pius X strives to empower students to achieve spiritual and academic excellence.
St. Pius X School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, No Child Left Behind by the United States Department of Education in 2007. Improvements have been implemented to enhance our physical facilities with the addition of the Father A. T. Screen Gymnasium, a computer lab for each of our three divisions, and the addition of an Early Childhood Program.
Because St. Pius X School has a significant number of strengths which characterize the quality of the school and its capacity to support student learning, our students are academically prepared for the challenges they will face in the years to come. This is evident by the number of awards the school has received along with our students and alumni such as Duke Talent Identification Program nominees, National Merit Scholarship Awards, Rhodes Scholars, TOPS Awards, Archdiocese of New Orleans Distinguished Graduate Award and and one alum named as an Archdiocese of New Orleans Associate Superintendent Secondary Education. Over the past 25 years, St. Pius X School has had 17 valedictorian and/or salutatorian from local high schools including seven from Jesuit High School. One St. Pius X alumni from Jesuit was nationally recognized for receiving a perfect test score in the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
I invite you to visit the St. Pius X School website to see how we encourage our students through works, actions and deeds, to prepare them for tomorrow's challenges and most of all, to carry out our schools' patron saint motto, St. Pius X, "to renew all things in Christ."
Pamela W. Fulham
Acknowledging that God is the center of all being, St. Pius X School is dedicated to a philosophy that is rich in Catholic beliefs and values. In cooperation with parents, the school strives to instill in students strong religious, moral, and social values for living by fostering a love of God and neighbor, a love of learning, a respect for virtue, the ability to think constructively, to reason independently, to accept responsibility, and to recognize and meet the needs of others through Christian service.
Hence, the faculty and staff of St. Pius X School endeavor to foster the development of the spiritual, intellectual, physical, cultural, and social behavior of the students. To achieve these goals, St. Pius X School strives to provide the students the atmosphere and materials conducive toward the realization of their potential while recognizing the need for service to others. A well-rounded religious program affords students and faculty active development as Christians. Spiritual growth is nurtured by participating in daily prayer, in weekly liturgies, and in the sacraments of the Church. St. Pius X strives to assist through example and guidance in the formation of productive and patriotic citizens in a safe drug-free Catholic environment.
In partnership with parents, St. Pius X School strives to empower each student with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to achieve academic excellence, high standards of morality, and the values of Catholic faith. Through our words, actions, and deeds, we encourage the St. Pius X family to renew all things in Christ.
VISION FOR ST. PIUS X SCHOOL GRADUATES
In light of St. Pius X School's Beliefs and Mission, below is our vision for what a graduate of St. Pius X School will look like if he/she achieved the NSSE Schoolwide Goals for Student Learning (Learning-to-Learn skills, Expanding and Integrating Knowledge, Communication Skills, Thinking and Reasoning Skills, Interpersonal Skills, and Personal and Social Responsibility).
A St. Pius X graduate:
- Advances to school's mission and that of our patron saint :to renew all things in Christ by living as disciple of Jesus.
- Develops good relationships with others.
- Demonstrates honesty, fairness, and integrity.
- Seeks opportunities to serve the community and the needs of others.
- Strives to be an active and responsible citizen.
- Is adept at meeting challenges by using critical thinking skills.
- Communicates ideas easily and effectively.
- Is technologically literate.
- Is committed to personal development and continues educational growth by being a life-long learner.
- Maintains an interest in and communicates with fellow classmates through the years to establish an involved and active alumni system.