St. Pius X School

1260 Nw Saltzman Road,
Portland, OR, 97229-0972
Tel: (503)644-3244
Grades: K - 8 | 340 students
Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence Founded in 1960 in Cedar Mill outside of Portland Oregon, St. Pius X School is celebrating 50 years of academic excellence.
As an accredited Catholic Parish School, we develop a personal and active faith in our students that impacts beliefs, values, and behaviors while strengthening their commitment to the community. Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School St. Pius X School welcomes students of all faiths.
We offer a comprehensive kindergarten through 8th grade academic foundation while meeting individual student needs.
St. Pius X School believes that academic excellence is a shared responsibility of our students, families, and faculty.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1960

Student Body

Total Students 340 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Pius X School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,675
Admissions Director Mary Thompson, Principal

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Football, Lacrosse, Track and Field, VolleyballFootballLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Drama, Girl Scouts, Lego Robotics, Science Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Drama, Girl Scouts, Lego Robotics, Science,

School Notes:

  • Guiding Principles

    Integrating Christian Values and Academic Excellence

    The guiding principles of St. Pius X School students, faculty, administrators, and families are Love, Knowledge, Respect, and Justice.  Students continue to grow throughout their lives…

    In Love by living the Christian faith, practicing compassion for the needs of others and communicating with God using a variety of prayer forms. Our students embrace their knowledge of Catholic history, teachings, faith, scriptures, sacraments, liturgy, and prayers.

    In Knowledge by seeking academic excellence and exhibiting curiosity and an enthusiastic desire to be life-long learners.  Our students demonstrate a committed engagement by ethically and effectively applying critical, creative, and problem-solving skills with clarity and purpose.

    In Respect by making loving choices in accordance with the teachings of Jesus, accepting responsibility for personal choices, and learning to understand and accept the differences of others. Our students express conviction and courage regarding their own beliefs while practicing healthy competitiveness in conjunction with good sportsmanship.

    In Justice by respecting the rights and dignity of others, and by sharing experiences of giving and receiving that reflects God’s loving will. Our students use their unique gifts and talents to serve God and their community, demonstrating stewardship and responsibility. 

     

    Academic Excellence: A 50-year Foundation

    St. Pius X School provides a broad and relevant curriculum that is based on our mission and guiding principles. Our students are held to a high academic standard. Our teachers have over 100 years of education experience, 60% have their advanced degrees and five are former St. Pius X students. We use a variety of instructional techniques providing all students the opportunity to acquire and practice academic skills including problem solving, critical- and creative-thinking, active listening, and public speaking.

    In addition to meeting grade-appropriate Oregon academic standards in reading, writing, spelling, math, social sciences, and science, our St. Pius X School curriculum includes religion, health, physical education, foreign language, computer science, library, music, and art. Student learning is enriched with interactive academics in which our students simulate the Civil War, recreate Ancient Greece, and participate in mock Olympics and our heritage fair. Organized educational field trips are highly anticipated school traditions.

    Our middle schoolers enjoy a 15 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio in language arts and math classes. One-third of St. Pius X School graduates receive the President’s Award for Academic Excellence with cumulative GPAs of 3.5 or higher. Our speech, LEGO robotics, math, and reading teams regularly place high in inter-scholastic competitions. Our students participate in many CYO athletic, academic, service, and artistic extracurricular endeavors. Annually, our student body completes 1,000+ hours of volunteer community service.

    Join the St. Pius X School Community

    St. Pius X School is a true community that spans multiple generations building connections across time. Over the last 50 years we have grown into a strong, diverse school reflecting our shared values and Catholic faith. As we look forward to the next 50 years, you’ll find us committed to academic excellence and to developing a personal and active faith in our students that impacts their beliefs, values, behaviors, and commitment. 

    St. Pius X School welcomes all families to visit our school, talk to our faculty and families, and take a tour. Find out if     St. Pius X School is right for your family today.

    For more information or to schedule a tour please contact us at (503) 644-3244 ext 210 or schooloffice@stpius-pdx.org.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Catlin Gabel School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Children''s Village (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children''s Village (0.1 miles away)
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