The Piarist School

     Tel: (606)285-3950
Grades: 6 - 12 | 84 students
The Piarist School is a small, tuition-free, private, Catholic college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12, which is located in Martin, Floyd County, Kentucky.
The school is open to all students.
The School provides a college preparatory education, involving the development of an educational community which includes parents, teachers, students, and members of the local community as co-workers in promoting the physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of the students.
The school is not just a place for the conveyance of subject matter to objects to be educated, but is one where the creativity needed for continuous renewal of society thrives and where formal and in-formal education are so integrated that the school becomes a center for social and cultural activities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 84 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade The Piarist School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 2050
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School Shirt (polo) and Navy or Black Pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition free. Students buy books ~ $100 per year.
Acceptance Rate 50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rev. Thomas Carroll, Sch.P.
Admissions Associate Rev. David Powers, Sch.P.


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Dance, VolleyballBasketballDance,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Team, Chess Club, Drama Club, Knights for Christ, School Newspaper, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Y-Club, Yearbook Academic Team, Chess Club, Drama Club, Y-Club, Yearbook, Knights for Christ,
School Newspaper,
Science Olympiad,
Student Council,

School Notes:

OUTREACH:  Piarist Outreach completes the mission of the school. The complement of our academic endeavors, Outreach connects those in need here in Eastern Kentucky with the help offered by others throughout The United States. Outreach is led by Mrs. Audrey Collins. Throughout the year, numerous benefactors send gifts of clothing, canned food, school supplies, Christmas gifts and other items needed here in Appalachia. The school provides the school supplies to the students and Mrs. Collins works with numerous churches and local social service organizations to distribute the food and clothing to the needy. Each year the Outreach Program, through the aid of numerous groups, provides Christmas gifts to underpirviledged children from three different counties. This program is expanding each year. The school also hosts a number of volunteer groups who come to Eastern Kentucky in order to repair and paint houses, build wheelchair ramps and complete other projects as needed. These volunteers are usually housed at The Oddfellows Youth Camp in Prestonsburg, KY which Mrs. Collins serves as the volunteer caretaker. Perhaps the most telling facet of our Outreach Program is the number of parishes and volunteers wanting to work with the school from around the country. Numerous parishes contact Mrs. Collins to coordinate donations, be it supplies for the people of this area, our students or time and effort from the parishioners who travel to this area and work hands on with the people we serve. The Piarist School Outreach Program could not exist without the generosity of these wonderful people from around the country. The Piarist School believes this church interaction to be integral to the accomplishment of our mission in Kentucky.

ATHLETICS::  Our former Athletic Director, Theresa Kelly, started our participation in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) in the spring of 1997, and in the Three Rivers Conference the following fall. Since then our school has fielded teams in such sports as Softball (1997), Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf and Track and Field (2001), Soccer (2006), and most recently Volleyball. Our present athletic director is Kevin Tackett and the school fields teams in high school and middle school Volleyball and Basketball.

ACTIVITIES:  The three most popular activities at the school are Academic Team, Science Olympiad, and Y-Club. Students are free to begin their own clubs and activities, with a faculty sponsor, such as the Chess Club or Knights for Christ, our popular Christian prayer organization started two years ago. Hopefully, more groups will become more active, especially the Drama Club as it separates from the curriculum and the Computer Club with the advent of the new website.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wesley Christian School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wesley Christian School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Wesley Christian School (5.3 miles away)
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