St. Pius X School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1955

Student Body

Total Students355 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 13%
Students by GradeSt. Pius X School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,844
Tuition Notes2 children: $5,064.00 3+children: $6,852.00
Admissions DirectorMichelle Fournier

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
FootballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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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