St. Pius V School

Saint Pius V School, founded in 1929, has been operating continuously for the past ninety-two years.
Today, Saint Pius serves 226 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 234 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Learning Disabilities
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
234 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
St. Pius V School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Skirts, Jumpers, Button Down, Ties)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
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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I am so Blessed to have this school.
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Great school. Excellent extra curricular programs. Vibrant place!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 234 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Providence, RI is $13,324 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Providence, RI is 59% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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