St. Pius X School is a Preschool through 8th grade Catholic educational facility with more than 356 students located in Urbandale, Iowa -- a suburb of Des Moines.
Incorporate STEM concepts within the classroom.  Dynamic music program with co-curricular band, choir, musicals, and jazz band.
Long history of academic excellence.  We provide education for the whole child not only by integrating strong curriculum instruction but also by teaching religious principles as a part of everyday learning.
Building on the foundation of Catholic values established in the home, St. Pius X affords students the opportunity for further spiritual growth and the development of moral character.
As a result of this philosophy, a child grows strong in the beliefs of the Catholic faith while achieving academic success.
Student centered classrooms provide active participation for students through group and individual projects, cooperative learning, paired learning and mini-lab.
A community of faith with mission awareness service programs at all grade levels.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 363 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,844
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1955

Student Body

Total Students
363 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
St. Pius X School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
20 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2 children: $5,064.00 3+children: $6,852.00
Admissions Director
Michelle Fournier

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

  • St. Pius X School is a Preschool through 8th grade Catholic educational facility with more than 356 students located in Urbandale, Iowa -- a suburb of Des Moines. We provide education for the whole child not only by integrating strong curriculum instruction but also by teaching religious principles as a part of everyday learning. Building on the foundation of Catholic values established in the home, St. Pius X affords students the opportunity for further spiritual growth and the development of moral character. As a result of this philosophy, a child grows strong in the beliefs of the Catholic faith while achieving academic success. Student centered classrooms provide active participation for students through group and individual projects, cooperative learning, paired learning and mini-lab.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 363 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,844
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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