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.
- Top Ranked NM School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 588 students
- Yearly Tuition: $11,575
- Acceptance rate: 80%
- Average class size: 16 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
Number of AP 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
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki pants and polo shirts
Khaki pants and polo shirts
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Active Catholic Parishioner First Student $9,575.00 Second Student $9,275.00 Third Student $8,975
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
National avg.: 85%
Mr. Jeff Turcotte
Total Sports Offered
- 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
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does St. Pius X High School cost?
St. Pius X High School's tuition is approximately $11,575 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Pius X High School?
The acceptance rate of St. Pius X High School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 87%. St. Pius X High School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Mexico with low acceptance rates.
What sports does St. Pius X High School offer?
St. Pius X High School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. St. Pius X High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for most sports offered.
What is St. Pius X High School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Pius X High School?
The application deadline for St. Pius X High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
View the St. Pius X High School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
Spring Break (Events)
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last day of School (Events)
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
I`ve worked with the marketing team here for 6 years now, and that gives me a unique view of the school. After all that time, I still love sharing the stories of our student's achievements. I`ve never worked at a school before where state championships and nationally recognized academics are so common. Our alumni are also amazing and a great example for students. They`re TV show creators and actors, governors, research scientists, an NBA team manager, and even an astronaut. My son may only be a toddler, but I`ve known for years now that he`ll be a Sartan at St. Pius X one day.
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.
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.
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