St. Pius X High School

St. Pius X High School, with its roots in the Catholic Parish, is a co-educational school, which educates young people to their full academic potential and enhances their growth of Catholic values and principles to serve the Church and community.
Through a diverse and challenging curriculum, as well as an environment commanding excellence, St. Pius X High School strives to instill in every student an attitude of lifelong learning in the development of their spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical gifts.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 328 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,200
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Yes
Year Founded
1956

Student Body

Total Students
328 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
St. Pius X High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
ACCP Advanced Biology, ACCP Calculus, ACCP Chemistry 3, ACCP College Algebra, ACCP English 4, ACCP Pre-Calulus, ACCP Spanish 3, ACCP Spanish 4, AP American Government, AP English 2, AP English 3, AP Physics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khaki Pants and Polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
TUITION & FEES 2018-2019 Tuition for one student is $9,200 with the following discounts available: > Diocesan Employee Discount $2,500 per student -updated 2/1/18 > Legacy (Child of Alumni) Discount $500 per student > Multiple Student Discount $1,000 per second student > Active Tithing Parishioner Discount $1,000 per student > Families with four or more children contact Missy Petit at 816.453.3450 ext. 116 for a separate large family tuition structure.
Admissions Director
Melanie Martin
Admissions Associate
Melissa Little

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Christian Fellowship Formation/Peer Ministry, Debate and Forensics, Interact Club, Mission Guatemala, National Honor Society (NHS), Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Pro-Life Club, Robotics Team, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Student Ambassadors, Student Council, XFactor (Broadcasting and Online Newspaper), Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Theatre/Drama

School Notes

  • Our over 60 year history in the Northland is rich with strong academic and athletic programs. St. Pius X is a place where students and faculty of all faiths actively work to find solutions through excellent classroom instruction and interaction. In an environment that values academic excellence, students at St. Pius X are challenged to grow in their intellect and education.Investing in private high school can positively impact your child`s life through a college preparatory curriculum, values centered education, safe environment, high academic standards, and a variety of athletic opportunities.
  • High Academic Standards
  • Through a diversified curriculum, offering a variety of core and elective courses, we challenge each student to reach their academic potential. Our students are committed to learning and receive distinguished honors that include Commended National Merit Students, Bright Flight and National Honor Society. Over 50% of our students score 4.5 points or more above the national average on the ACT. Click here to see our ACT achievement.
  • Value Centered Education
  • We offer daily prayer and a value-centered approach in every class. Students have the opportunity to attend Mass three times a week. In addition, Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are offered.
  • AP and College Credit Class
  • We offer 14 AP & College Credit Classes through our partnership with local Universities. Classes are available to sophomores, juniors and seniors. During their four years at St. Pius X the Class of 2019 amassed 804 College Credit Hours.
  • Athletic and Extra-Curricular Opportunities
  • Over 90% of our students  are involved in one or more extracurricular activity. The primary goal of our athletic program is to accentuate the development of the whole student and achieve a personal level of excellence in the areas of fitness, team commitment, discipline, leadership, consideration of others and sportsmanship.
  • Ensuring Success
  • Whether your child is a high achiever or needs additional assistance with completing school work, St. Pius X has a wide variety of resources for our students. Our counseling department works with each student individually throughout their four years here, mapping out four year plans and assisting with ACT and college readiness. We are have an Inclusive Education Teacher, who works with and assists with special needs' students and the SPX Strategic Intervention Team (S.I.T.). We have an in-house tutoring system comprised of NHS students and volunteers; these people are available during study hall times, late start days, and seminar periods.  Some also can be helpful after school as needed.
  •  SPX's advanced curriculum includes 5 AP classes and 8 ACCP (dual credit) classes.  For the student who wishes a very challenging schedule, we have different 4-year plans for students wishing to emphasize art, foreign language, or simply the most demanding schedule (s)he could have.
  • St. Pius X is an A+ Designated School. The A+ Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 328 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,200
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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