St Pius X High School

5301 Saint Josephs Dr Nw
Albuquerque, NM 87120-0871
     Tel: (505)831-8400
Grades: 9 - 12 | 813 students
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Saint Pius X High School is a Catholic college preparatory school of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
We serve God and the community through faith, love and respect and inspire learning, leadership and service.
Albuquerque's picturesque scenery of the Rio Grande Bosque and Sandia Mountains is the backdrop of the school's beautiful forty acre campus.
The former home to the University of Albuquerque, St. Pius X enjoys a collegiate feel and is also host to the the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1956

Student Body

Total Students 813 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 86%
State avg.: 52%
Students by Grade St Pius X High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
Advanced Courses Art History,  Biology II,  Calculus AB and BC,  Computer Science,  English III,  English IV,  Environmental Science,  Music Theory,  Spanish Language,  Spanish Literature,  Statistics,  U.S. Government and Politics,  U.S. History - Geography  
Average ACT score 23
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,575
Tuition Notes Active Catholic Parishioner First Student $9,575.00 Second Student $9,275.00 Third Student $8,975
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,800
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jeff Turcotte
Admissions Associate Mr. Jeff Turcotte


Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingDrill Team,
Ice HockeyRugby,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWrestling,

School Notes:

  • St. Pius X is a diocesan, co-educational, college-preparatory high school. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the New Mexico State Department of Education.
  • Fall 2010 enrollment is 806

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Desert Hills School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Desert Hills School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is La Puerta De Los Ninos (0.9 miles away)
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  • Albuquerque
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    AlbuquerqueNM 87120
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    0.5 mi | Gr. 7-11 | 19 students                      
  • Albuquerque
    Desert Hills
    Special Education School (Non-sectarian)
    5310 Sequoia Nw
    AlbuquerqueNM 87120
    Special Education School (Non-sectarian)
    0.5 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 105 students                      
  • Albuquerque
    La Puerta De Los Ninos
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    3001 Trellis NW
    AlbuquerqueNM 87107
    Daycare / Preschool (Non-sectarian)
    0.9 mi | Gr. NS-PK | 97 students                      
  • Albuquerque
    Crestview Christian Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    6000 Ouray Rd Nw
    AlbuquerqueNM 87120
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 60 students                      
  • Albuquerque
    4000 Learning Rd Nw
    AlbuquerqueNM 87120
    1.2 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 550 students                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
As a parent of two kids I couldn''t say enough wonderful thing about St. Pius? The teachers truly care about their students. The encouragement by the entire staff to be active members of both their school and community is remarkable. Kids are held accountable and are pushed to achieve their best in a loving environment. If you want your kids to be challenged and have a love for Christ St Pius should be at the top of your list.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
My daughter is currently a junior at Saint Pius. From my point of view this school is the best kept secret in Albuquerque; strenuous college-prep academics, plus a truly values-based education, all at half the price of the other private high schools in town. I encourage all parents of all faiths to check it out - it is absolutely the best investment I have ever made in my child.
- Posted by Parent

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