St. Pius V School

Saint Pius V School, founded in 1929, has been operating continuously for the past eighty-eight years.
Today, Saint Pius serves 220 children from our own Elmhurst neighborhoods and several neighboring cities.
The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia are an integral part of the school's faculty and staff, serving as classroom teachers and as principal.
The Sisters, along with a dedicated staff of Catholic educators, strive to educate the whole child in Truth enabling Saint Pius V graduates to become self-disciplined, reflective, and faith-filled contributors to society.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Disabilities
Year Founded1929

Student Body

Total Students234 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St. Pius V School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Skirts, Jumpers, Button Down, Ties)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, TennisBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Newspaper, Recycling Club, Scouts, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, Drama Club

School Notes

  • As a Dominican parish school, St. Pius V upholds truth as the guiding principle of its academic program. Truth is founded on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ. School emphasizes the need to strive for excellence in all academics in order that students may further the Gospel message in all areas of life. We believe that God manifests Himself through creation and Divine Revelation and that grace builds on nature. We therefore foster the development of knowledge and talents of our students.The academic program includes the following subject areas: Religion, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Music, Art, Technology, and World Language (Spanish). In grades 6, 7, and 8, the school offers advanced courses in Literature and Math.
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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
It's a very good school, great curriculum and the 2nd grade teacher is the best one.
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