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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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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

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Apr 9 all-day
 
Les Mis Rehearsal 3:45 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 9 @ 3:45 pm – 7:00 pm
MGC rehearsal 4:00 pm
MGC rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PPP Meeting 6:00 pm
PPP Meeting @ DCR
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lady Popes Luncheon meeting 6:30 pm
Lady Popes Luncheon meeting @ Learning Commons
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Apr 10 all-day
 
Les Mis Rehearsal 3:45 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 10 @ 3:45 pm – 7:00 pm
MGC rehearsal 4:00 pm
MGC rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Apr 11 all-day
 
Senior Assembly 8:00 am
Senior Assembly @ PAC
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:35 am
AP Psych Class 9:00 am
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal 3:45 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 11 @ 3:45 pm – 7:00 pm
MGC rehearsal 4:00 pm
MGC rehearsal @ Black Box Theater
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class 6:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class @ 6th floor
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Apr 12 all-day
 
Model Rehearsal, Lady Pope Luncheon 3:15 pm
Model Rehearsal, Lady Pope Luncheon @ School Lobby
Apr 12 @ 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal 3:45 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 12 @ 3:45 pm – 7:00 pm
MGC Performance 7:00 pm
MGC Performance @ Black Box Theater
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Apr 13 all-day
 
AP Psych Class 9:00 am
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Class of 2022 Dance 7:00 pm
Class of 2022 Dance @ Student Union
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MGC Performance 7:00 pm
MGC Performance @ Black Box Theater
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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ACT Test 7:30 am
ACT Test
Apr 14 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Memorial Service Mr. Martynski 10:00 am
Memorial Service Mr. Martynski @ PAC
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal 12:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MGC Performance 7:00 pm
MGC Performance @ Black Box Theater
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Lady Popes Luncheon and Fashion Show 11:30 am
Lady Popes Luncheon and Fashion Show @ Hampton Inn & Suites
Apr 15 @ 11:30 am
Join us for the annual Lady Popes Luncheon and Fashion Show (formerly the Mother-Daughter Luncheon)! Click here for information or to register.
MGC Performance 2:00 pm
MGC Performance @ Black Box Theater
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Apr 16 all-day
 
Les Mis cast dinner 3:30 pm
Les Mis cast dinner @ Student Union
Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal 3:45 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 16 @ 3:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Scotland Trip parent meeting 5:30 pm
Scotland Trip parent meeting @ Learning Commons
Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Apr 17 all-day
 
Les Mis Rehearsal 3:45 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 17 @ 3:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring Vocal Jazz Solo Project 2018 7:00 pm
Spring Vocal Jazz Solo Project 2018 @ Black Box Theater
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Spring Vocal Jazz Solo Project 2018 @ Black Box Theater
Don’t miss the amazing voices of our Women’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble–one night only in the Black Box Theater.
Vocal Jazz Solo Project 7:00 pm
Vocal Jazz Solo Project @ Black Box Theater; Room 501
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Apr 18 all-day
 
AP Psych Class 9:30 am
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Easter Mass Day
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Les Mis Cast dinner 3:30 pm
Les Mis Cast dinner @ Student Union
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal 3:45 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 18 @ 3:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class 6:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class @ 6th floor
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Apr 19 all-day
 
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Prom
Prom @ Bluemound Golf and CC
Apr 21 all-day
Les Mis Rehearsal 10:00 am
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Apr 22 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am
 
Les Mis Rehearsal 11:00 am
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Apr 23 all-day
Kairos
Kairos
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
AP Psych Class 9:00 am
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 9:00 am
AP Psych Class @ Chapel
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Chapel
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Les Mis Cast dinner 3:30 pm
Les Mis Cast dinner @ Student Union
Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal 5:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Apr 24 all-day
 
Private Appointment 8:00 am
Private Appointment
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
Les Mis Cast dinner 3:30 pm
Les Mis Cast dinner @ Student Union
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal 5:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Apr 25 all-day
 
Les Mis preview 8:00 am
Les Mis preview @ PAC; Green Room & Dressing Room
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
Kairos gathering 2:30 pm
Kairos gathering @ Room 501; Black Box Theater
Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Les Mis Cast dinner 3:30 pm
Les Mis Cast dinner @ Student Union
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kairo’s Retreat 5:00 pm
Kairo’s Retreat @ Chapel
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal 5:00 pm
Les Mis Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LES MISERABLES Alumni Preview 5:00 pm
LES MISERABLES Alumni Preview @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm
LES MISERABLES Alumni Preview @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
This special preview performance is open to Pius XI Alumni only! A promo code is required to purchase tickets. If you don’t have the promo code, please contact pacinfo@piusxi.org. Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel Additional Material by James Fenton Based on the novel by Victor Hugo Directed by[...]
Studio Night/Printmaking Class 6:30 pm
Studio Night/Printmaking Class @ 6th floor
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Marissa & Susan Waraksa and Joshua Holzmann Exhibition Opening Reception 7:00 pm
Marissa & Susan Waraksa and Joshua Holzmann Exhibition Opening Reception @ Carron Family Gallery and Joseph & Harriet Kern Gallery
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marissa & Susan Waraksa and Joshua Holzmann 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 Marissa Waraksa ’09, Susan Waraksa ’71 and Joshua Holzmann ’03. Learn more and meet the artists here >
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Apr 26 all-day
 
Les Mis 8:00 am
Les Mis @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
AP Psych Class 9:00 am
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 9:00 am
AP Psych Class @ Chapel
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
LES MISERABLES Immersion Experience 9:00 am
LES MISERABLES Immersion Experience @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am
LES MISERABLES Immersion Experience @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, LES MISÉRABLES tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a lifetime seeking redemption. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution, this timeless story of intertwined destinies reveals the power of compassion and the quiet evil of[...]
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Chapel
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
LES MISERABLES 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel Additional Material by James Fenton Based on the novel by Victor Hugo Directed by Kevin Schwartz One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, LES MISÉRABLES tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a[...]
LES MISERABLES 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room; Pre-Function Area
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Apr 27 all-day
 
LES MISERABLES 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel Additional Material by James Fenton Based on the novel by Victor Hugo Directed by Kevin Schwartz One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, LES MISÉRABLES tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a[...]
LES MISERABLES 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room; Pre-Function Area
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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LES MISERABLES 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel Additional Material by James Fenton Based on the novel by Victor Hugo Directed by Kevin Schwartz One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, LES MISÉRABLES tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a[...]
LES MISERABLES 7:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room; Pre-Function Area
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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LES MISERABLES 2:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel Additional Material by James Fenton Based on the novel by Victor Hugo Directed by Kevin Schwartz One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, LES MISÉRABLES tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a lifetime seeking redemption. Set[...]
LES MISERABLES 2:00 pm
LES MISERABLES @ Lindsey Theater
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Apr 30 all-day
 
AP Psych Class 9:00 am
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AP Psych Class 12:30 pm
AP Psych Class @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Performing Arts Academy Rehearsal 4:30 pm
Performing Arts Academy Rehearsal @ Band & Orchestra Room; Room 434; Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Pre-Function Area; Room 430
Apr 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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