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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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Class of 2016 Earned Full Scholarships
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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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Spring Break 8:00 am
Spring Break
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – Apr 1 @ 8:30 am
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3
A
A
Apr 3 all-day
 
Mass
Mass
Apr 3 all-day
Mass 9:15 am
Mass @ FH
Apr 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AP Psych 10:47 am
AP Psych @ PAC 7/8
Apr 3 @ 10:47 am – 11:35 am
AP psych 12:30 pm
AP psych @ PAC 11/12
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:19 pm
Grease Rehearsals 3:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals @ PAC
Apr 3 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
6
soph. retreats 2:00 pm
soph. retreats @ off campus
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm
 
D
D
Apr 6 all-day
 
Sophomore Retreat
Sophomore Retreat
Apr 6 all-day
September 22/23 or 29/30 November 17/18 February 9/10 March 9/10 April 6/7
THE GLASS MENAGERIE 50 tickets Acting 1A and 1B
Grease Rehearsals 3:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals @ PAC
Apr 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
7
E
E
Apr 7 all-day
 
Career Fair 8:30 am
Career Fair @ FH
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
Career Fair 8:30 am
Career Fair @ Fieldhouse
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
 
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C
C
Apr 12 all-day
 
fine arts day
fine arts day
Apr 12 all-day
 
AP Psych 10:47 am
AP Psych @ PAC 7/8
Apr 12 @ 10:47 am – 10:47 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ PAC mods 11-12
Apr 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Grease Rehearsals 3:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals @ PAC
Apr 12 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
13
D
D
Apr 13 all-day
 
14
Good Friday
Good Friday @ NO SCHOOL
Apr 14 all-day
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17
Easter Monday
Easter Monday @ NO SCHOOL
Apr 17 all-day
 
18
E
E @ STM
Apr 18 all-day
Topics being covered: 1. Jesus: An Intro to Christology 2. The Psalms and Wisdom Literature 3. The Emergence of the Church 4. 21st Century Skills for Faith Development
Grease Rehearsals 3:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals @ PAC
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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A
A
Apr 19 all-day
 
fire drill
fire drill
Apr 19 all-day
 
Scholarship Event 7:15 am
Scholarship Event @ FH (rock wall side)
Apr 19 @ 7:15 am – 8:15 am
 
AP Psych 10:47 am
AP Psych @ PAC
Apr 19 @ 10:47 am – 11:35 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ PAC 11/12
Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Grease Rehearsals 3:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals @ PAC
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Study Abroad to Ecuador Info. Mtg. 6:00 pm
Study Abroad to Ecuador Info. Mtg. @ LC
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
21
C
C
Apr 21 all-day
 
AP Psych 10:47 am
AP Psych @ PAC
Apr 21 @ 10:47 am – 11:35 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ PAC 11/12
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Grease Rehearsals 3:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals @ PAC
Apr 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
23
musical tech
musical tech
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
Grease Potluck 11:00 am
Grease Potluck @ Union
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals 3:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals @ PAC
Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
24
D
D
Apr 24 all-day
 
Grease Rehearsals 3:30 pm
Grease Rehearsals @ PAC
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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alumni preview of Grease 5:00pm
ASPIRE TEST
ASPIRE TEST
Apr 26 all-day
 
Kairos Retreat
Kairos Retreat
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
Wednesday, October 19 to Friday, October 21, 2016; Wednesday, February 1 to Friday, February 3, 2017 Wednesday, April 26 to Friday, April 28, 2017.
AP Psych 10:47 am
AP Psych @ PAC 7/8
Apr 26 @ 10:47 am – 11:35 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ PAC
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Gallery Opening 7:00 pm
Gallery Opening @ PAC
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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musical 7:00 pm
musical @ 7:00pm
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm
B
B
Apr 28 all-day
 
AP Psych 10:47 am
AP Psych @ PAC
Apr 28 @ 10:47 am – 11:35 am
AP Psych 12:30 pm
AP Psych @ PAC 11/12
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
GREASE (SOLD OUT) 7:00 pm
GREASE (SOLD OUT) @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
The Friday, April 28 performance is SOLD OUT. A waiting list will begin at the ticket office one hour prior to the curtain time. It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot[...]
GREASE OPENING NIGHT 7:00 pm
GREASE OPENING NIGHT @ PAC
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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musical 2:00 pm
musical
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
Grease Potluck 12:00 pm
Grease Potluck @ Union
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
GREASE 2:00 pm
GREASE @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage[...]
GREASE 7:00 pm
GREASE @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage[...]
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GREASE 2:00 pm
GREASE @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage[...]