St. Pius X High School

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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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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)

Top Rankings

St. Pius X High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1956
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
588 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
75%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
St. Pius X High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
Advanced 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
23
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki pants and polo shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Active Catholic Parishioner First Student $9,575.00 Second Student $9,275.00 Third Student $8,975
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,800
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jeff Turcotte
Admissions Associate
Mr. Jeff Turcotte

Sports

School Notes

  • 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?
St. Pius X High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Mexico for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
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).
In what neighborhood is St. Pius X High School located?
St. Pius X High School is located in the Oxbow Bluff neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM.

School Calendar

View the St. Pius X High School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Fall Break (No School) (Events)
October 10, 2024 (Thursday)
Thanksgiving Break (No School) (Events)
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break (No School) (Events)
March 17, 2025 (Monday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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.
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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)

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The average private school tuition in Albuquerque, NM is $10,457 for elementary schools and $13,741 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Albuquerque, NM is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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