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A Real World Education for Tomorrow’s Leaders

Pius XI. A nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school

College-Ready Academic Curriculum

12 Teaching Departments. Over 100 Courses.

Exceptionally well-educated faculty devoted to student success in strong academics. 12 AP Classes.

Spiritual Character Development

Guiding Each Student's Moral Compass

Pius XI students are mindful, spiritual individuals with a true desire for service and a strong moral character.

Renowned Arts Education

Expansive Artist-Scholar Programs

$3 million annual scholarship offers. 5 Presidential Scholars. Dozens of Awards. Nationally recognized faculty. 150 performance options.

Winning Athletic Programs

A Rich, Accomplished History

20 Teams. 13 Sports. Nearly 200 Conference Championships and 100 State Championships.

A Welcoming Community of Learners

Incredible Teaching Staff

Global Student Community

Students come to Pius XI from all over southeastern Wisconsin – and the world. They come to be challenged academically and to mindfully grow spiritually in our school community.

At Pius, students are nurtured to become the very best versions of themselves and what God has intended.

Our diverse, international community strengthens human bonds, broadens each student’s world perspective, and allows them a deeper appreciation of their peers. Pius XI Catholic High School is a warm and welcoming environment that is educating tomorrow’s global leaders.

  • 4 Continents
  • 7 Countries
  • 72 International Students
  • Invaluable Experiences
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Academic Excellence. Tailored Curriculum

At Pius XI, our students are scholars. We push our students to succeed and think critically about the world around them.

With a wide, varied and integrated curriculum, Pius XI students are prepared for post-secondary education in all fields, from STEM to the arts.

With 12 AP courses and even more honors courses, there are numerous opportunities for students to challenge themselves and stretch their intellect.

We prepare students to be critical thinkers, not just great test takers; we equip them with the skills they need to make positive changes in their communities – no matter where their paths after graduation take them.

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Grounded Spiritual Development

At Pius XI Catholic High School, faith is part of all we do. It is how we start and end every day, and we encourage students to grow and learn in the faith through our religious education department, service opportunities, and numerous retreats.

As part of the Pius XI community, students are grounded in their faith and challenged to apply Jesus’ teachings to their own lives in their own communities.

Our teachers and staff teach by example; our students live out God’s word in their everyday lives. Students at Pius XI come from a variety of faith backgrounds and experiences, but our community is rooted in its common focus of mutual respect and the divine dignity of every person.

  • Catholic Identity
  • 12  Course Offerings
  • Annual Retreats
  • Dozens of Community Service Outreach Programs
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Premium Arts Education

When a student starts the fine arts curriculum at Pius XI, they are able to learn from nationally-renowned faculty to hone their talents.

Our students are passionate, dedicated and… they are talented.

With four disciplines and dozens of courses, there is something for every student to explore and expand their creativity and self expression.

For students who fall in love with the arts, the arts curriculum leads to many college-preparatory courses and competitions, which have awarded Pius XI students with millions of dollars in scholarship funding last year.

From theatre to dance, music to painting, our students span across all disciplines to find their own place here in our community – and in the world.

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Success in Athletics. Success in Life.

Year Round Athletics. 20 Teams.

  • 13 Competitive Sports Programs
  • 10 Club Sports
  • 25 Leisure Activities
  • Feeder to NCAA Division I & II
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Gold Keys in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

How Will You Make Your Mark on the World?

Pius XI students are talented well-rounded scholars, athletes and artists… and above all, good people building a solid character.

Take a tour of our school and meet some Pius Popes. Learn why “You Belong Here.”  Watch the video below to get a sneak peek of Pius XI Catholic High School.

Own Your Future at Pius XI

An education from Pius XI Catholic High School is an investment in quality academics, self-confidence, and future achievement. It’s an education you can believe in.

Why Pius?

Pius XI Catholic High School offers more intensive interdisciplinary coursework, individual responsibility, and diversity than most high schools in the US.

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Harvard, University of Chicago to UCLA… our graduates have attended every Ivy League and Big Ten School

When students graduate from Pius XI Catholic High School, they are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of wherever their lives might take them.

93% of our students choose to continue onto post-secondary education, and we have graduates at premiere universities and colleges across the country.

With a strong grounding from Pius XI, students have gone on to pursue careers in a variety of fields, from an animator living in Los Angeles to a pharmacist living in Pasadena. They are able to apply their education to their success and stay rooted in their faiths within a changing world.

But don’t take our word for it – our alumni success speaks for itself.

Adam Stockhausen ’92 was nominated for an Academy Award – Production Design for his work on “12 Years a Slave.”
Robert Jansen ’96 was recently recognized as a “40 Under 40” by the Milwaukee Business Journal. This award is given to emerging leaders who are making substantial contributions to their professions and the community. Robert is the cofounder and managing director at Bridgewood Advisors.
Philip Suprise ’09 was called up to play midfielder for the U.S. Futsal National Team. He was a rookie for the Milwaukee Wave last season in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
Mike Griese ’11 completed an internship this past summer at Microsoft in Seattle, WA.
Congratulations  to Fr. Phillip Bogacki ’99 installed as Pastor of Christ King Parish in Wauwatosa!

Jean (Wangard) Logan, PhD ’59 is the author of two books “Unlocking the Power of Glyphs” and “Sacred Symbols of Light”.  All profits from the books go to the nonprofit Holy Ground Farm, which is presently supporting two orphanages in Nepal.

Calendar of Events

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Feb 1 all-day
 
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 1 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Performing Arts Academy Rehearsal 4:30 pm
Performing Arts Academy Rehearsal @ Pre-Function Area; Room 434; Room 430; Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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A
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Feb 5 all-day
 
AP Psych 9:00 am
AP Psych @ PAC
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ PAC
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Acting 2 Interviews 2:00 pm
Acting 2 Interviews @ Chapel
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:05 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 5 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
PPP Meeting 6:00 pm
PPP Meeting @ DCR
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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B
B
Feb 6 all-day
 
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 6 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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C
C
Feb 7 all-day
 
AP Psych 9:00 am
AP Psych @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 7 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Performing Arts Academy Rehearsal 4:30 pm
Performing Arts Academy Rehearsal @ Pre-Function Area; Room 434; Room 430; Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class 6:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class @ 6th floor
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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D
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Feb 8 all-day
 
Sophmore Retreat
Course Selection Night 3:30 pm
Course Selection Night @ School Lobby; Learning Commons
Feb 8 @ 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 8 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Performing Arts Academy Rehearsal 4:30 pm
Performing Arts Academy Rehearsal @ Pre-Function Area; Room 430; Room 434; Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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Feb 12 all-day
 
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 12 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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C
C
Feb 13 all-day
 
AP Psych 9:00 am
AP Psych @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 13 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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Feb 14 all-day
 
Ash Wed. prep 6:30 am
Ash Wed. prep @ Chapel
Feb 14 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Ash Wednesday Mass – celebrated by Archbishop Listecki. All are welcome! 8:00 am
AP Psych Class 9:45 am
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 14 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 14 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Performing Arts Academy Dress Rehearsal 4:30 pm
Performing Arts Academy Dress Rehearsal @ Pre-Function Area; Room 430; Room 434; Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
China Trip parent meeting 6:00 pm
China Trip parent meeting @ 418
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class 6:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class @ 6th floor
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Comedy Company Valentine’s Day Show 7:00 pm
Comedy Company Valentine’s Day Show @ Black Box Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Comedy Company Valentine’s Day Show 7:00 pm
Comedy Company Valentine’s Day Show @ Black Box Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm
Join the Pius XI Comedy Company for their annual Valentine’s Day show! Bring your special someone–or come by yourself–as our hilarious improv troupe celebrates all things “Love!” Special pre-show activities begin in the 5th floor hallway at 6pm; doors to the theater open at 6:30pm.
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Feb 15 all-day
 
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 15 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Rube Goldberg Machine 1st Run 6:30 pm
Rube Goldberg Machine 1st Run @ room 110
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Academy Winter Concert 7:00 pm
Academy Winter Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room; Pre-Function Area
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Performing Arts Academy Winter Concert 7:00 pm
Performing Arts Academy Winter Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Performing Arts Academy Winter Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Join us to see the latest instrumental music achievements of the Pius XI Performing Arts Academy, our outreach program for Milwaukee-area elementary and middle school students!
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B
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Feb 20 all-day
 
African American Read-In 3:30 pm
African American Read-In @ Chapel
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 20 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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C
C
Feb 21 all-day
 
President Search/Parents 7:30 am
President Search/Parents @ PXI Chapel
Feb 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
AP Psych 9:00 am
AP Psych @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 21 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Kairos Retreat 5:00 pm
Kairos Retreat @ Chapel
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Boys Tennis Parent meeting 6:00 pm
Boys Tennis Parent meeting @ Learning Commons
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class 6:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class @ 6th floor
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Feb 22 all-day
 
STEM Expo 7:00 am
STEM Expo @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
President Search/Staff 7:30 am
President Search/Staff @ Chapel
Feb 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:15 am
President Search/Parents 11:45 am
President Search/Parents @ Chapel
Feb 22 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
President Search/Staff 1:15 pm
President Search/Staff @ PXI Chapel
Feb 22 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 22 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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Feb 23 all-day
 
Social sponsored by BSU 7:00 pm
Social sponsored by BSU @ Student Union
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Miss Milwaukee Competition 8:00 am
Miss Milwaukee Competition @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Pre-Function Area; Theater Management Conference Room; Green Room & Dressing Room; Digital Conference Room; Room 234; Student Union
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Milwaukee Festival Brass 3:00 pm
Milwaukee Festival Brass @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room; Pre-Function Area
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Milwaukee Festival Brass: “Formidable Brass” 3:00 pm
Milwaukee Festival Brass: “Formidable Brass” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm
Milwaukee Festival Brass: “Formidable Brass” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
The Milwaukee Festival Brass, one of our resident artistic partners, returns with a program that highlights the technical prowess, compositional ingenuity, and color spectrum of the brass band idiom.
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Feb 26 all-day
 
AP Psych Class 9:00 am
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 26 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
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B
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Feb 27 all-day
 
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 27 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Key Largo Parent Meeting 6:30 pm
Key Largo Parent Meeting @ Learning Commons
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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C
C
Feb 28 all-day
 
AP Psych 9:00 am
AP Psych @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
No Child rehearsal 3:45 pm
No Child rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Feb 28 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class 6:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class @ 6th floor
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Art Gallery Opening 7:00 pm
Art Gallery Opening @ Joseph & Harriet Kern Gallery; Carron Family Gallery; Pre-Function Area
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Green & Teigeiro Exhibition Opening Reception 7:00 pm
Green & Teigeiro Exhibition Opening Reception @ Carron Family Gallery and Joseph & Harriet Kern Gallery
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Green & Teigeiro Exhibition Opening Reception @ Carron Family Gallery and Joseph & Harriet Kern Gallery
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the latest Pius XI Alumni Exhibition! The exhibition features Steve Green ’97 and Simon Teigeiro ’13. Learn more and meet the artists here >

Pius XI offers an exceptional educational experience grounded in four core pillars of excellence

• Living the Faith
• College-Ready Academics
• Renowned Arts Program
• Winning Athletics

Award-winning faculty are scholars in their own right and committed to student success

• 100+ courses
• 12 Advanced Placement classes
• Customized Tailored Curriculum
• Engage students in intellectual dialogue
• Cultivating lifelong learning

Pius XI is a warm and welcoming community of global learners

• Diverse, International Community
• Broad World Perspective
• Academic Prowess
• Respect and Dignity of Others
• Deep Appreciation of Peers

Upon graduation, our students are prepared with life skills to succeed

• 93% of Pius XI graduates continue their education at a four-year university or college
• After attaining a Bachelors degree, 32% of grads will pursue an advanced degree
• Pius XI grads have been chosen by every Ivy League and Big 10 School