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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

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.


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

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.


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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% of Students Accepted into 4-year Universities and Colleges
% of Athletes Will Play College Sports
Class of 2016 Earned Full Scholarships
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
Oct 1 all-day
Oct 2 all-day
PPP 6:00 pm
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct 3 all-day
Oct 4 all-day
Sokol Milwaukee presents THE ACCIDENTAL HERO 2:00 pm
Sokol Milwaukee presents THE ACCIDENTAL HERO @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Sokol Milwaukee presents THE ACCIDENTAL HERO @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Sokol Milwaukee, celebrating 150 years of “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body,” proudly presents THE ACCIDENTAL HERO–the remarkably true story of a Wisconsin hero THE ACCIDENTAL HERO is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It’s a true story, written and performed by his grandson. Patrick[...]
Oct 8 all-day
Oct 9 all-day
Fall Choral Concert: “I Will Sing With The Spirit” 7:00 pm
Fall Choral Concert: “I Will Sing With The Spirit” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm
Fall Choral Concert: “I Will Sing With The Spirit” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Experience the music of Pius XI choirs! Their fall concert features all ensembles singing a selection of spirituals and uplifting songs.
St. Olaf Band 2:00 pm
St. Olaf Band @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
St. Olaf Band @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Founded in 1891, The St. Olaf Band, dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, will perform in the Midwest on its 2018 national tour. The St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band, producing an exciting, crowd-pleasing style. Included on this year’s tour program will be Dr. Mahr’s Symphony[...]
St. Olaf Band Performance 2:00 pm
St. Olaf Band Performance @ Student Union; Chapel; Pre-Function Area; Room 234; Green Room & Dressing Room; Faculty Lounge; Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct 15 all-day
Oct 16 all-day
Oct 17 all-day
Band/Orchestra Fall Concert 7:00 pm
Band/Orchestra Fall Concert @ Band & Orchestra Room; Green Room & Dressing Room; Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Pre-Function Area
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fall Instrumental Chamber Concert 7:00 pm
Fall Instrumental Chamber Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
Fall Instrumental Chamber Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
This intimate concert gives each of our instrumentalists a chance to shine! Join the Pius XI band and orchestra as they showcase their fall repertoire.
D / PARENT – TEACHER CONF @ Pius XI Field House
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct 19 all-day
Oct 24 all-day
Oct 25 all-day
Oct 26 all-day
Oct 29 all-day
Oct 30 all-day
Oct 31 all-day

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