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
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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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Suzanne Lovinus (PLP) 8:14 am
Suzanne Lovinus (PLP) @ Mark's office
Nov 2 @ 8:14 am – 8:36 am
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No classes
Nov 3 all-day
8th Grade Testing 7:00 am
8th Grade Testing
Nov 3 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 7:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater; Room 501
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (SOLD OUT) 7:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (SOLD OUT) @ Black Box Theater
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm
This performance is SOLD OUT. A waiting list will begin at the ticket office one hour prior to curtain. A Play by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Directed by Catie O’Donnell Tony Award-winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan[...]
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Nov 4 all-day
 
VEX Robotics Tournament
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 2:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
A Play by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Directed by Catie O’Donnell Tony Award-winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave[...]
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 2:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater; Room 501
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Boys Cross Country Banquet 6:00 pm
Boys Cross Country Banquet @ Student Union
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 7:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
A Play by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Directed by Catie O’Donnell Tony Award-winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave[...]
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 7:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater; Room 501
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 2:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
A Play by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Directed by Catie O’Donnell Tony Award-winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave[...]
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 2:00 pm
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Nov 6 all-day
 
Psych 9:05 am
Psych @ PAC
Nov 6 @ 9:05 am – 9:50 am
Psych 12:30 pm
Psych @ PAC
Nov 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
NHSDA Induction 3:00 pm
NHSDA Induction @ Chapel; School Lobby
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PPP Meeting 6:00 pm
PPP Meeting @ DCR
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Nov 7 all-day
 
Boys Soccer Banquet 6:00 pm
Boys Soccer Banquet @ Student Union
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MFB 6:30 pm
MFB @ Band & Orchestra Room
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fall Vocal Jazz Solo Project 2017 7:00 pm
Fall Vocal Jazz Solo Project 2017 @ Black Box Theater
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm
Fall Vocal Jazz Solo Project 2017 @ 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
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Nov 10 all-day
 
Ms. Bunke & Students 12:00 pm
Ms. Bunke & Students @ Chapel
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
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Beglan Irish Dance Open Rehearsal 8:00 am
Beglan Irish Dance Open Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room; Pre-Function Area
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Performing Arts Academy Recital 8:00 am
Performing Arts Academy Recital @ Chapel
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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A – 11
A – 11
Nov 13 all-day
 
Graduation Assembly 7:15 am
Graduation Assembly @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Nov 13 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am
Psych 9:05 am
Psych @ PAC
Nov 13 @ 9:05 am – 9:50 am
Psych 12:30 pm
Psych @ PAC
Nov 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Dance Showcase Tech Rehearsal 3:15 pm
Dance Showcase Tech Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room; Pre-Function Area
Nov 13 @ 3:15 pm – 8:00 pm
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Nov 14 all-day
 
Dance Shoe Tech Rehearsal 3:15 pm
Dance Shoe Tech Rehearsal @ Pre-Function Area; Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room
Nov 14 @ 3:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Boys cross-Country Banquet 6:00 pm
Boys cross-Country Banquet @ Student Union
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MFB 6:30 pm
MFB @ Band & Orchestra Room
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Nov 15 all-day
 
AVID Info. Session 7:50 am
AVID Info. Session @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Nov 15 @ 7:50 am – 8:15 am
Psych 9:00 am
Psych @ PAC
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Psych 12:30 pm
Psych @ PAC
Nov 15 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm
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Nov 16 all-day
 
Dance show Dress Rehearsal 3:15 pm
Dance show Dress Rehearsal @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; School Lobby
Nov 16 @ 3:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Milwaukee Area Psychology Teachers Meeting 6:30 pm
Milwaukee Area Psychology Teachers Meeting @ Learning Commons
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
“Out Loud…” Opening Reception 7:00 pm
“Out Loud…” Opening Reception @ Carron Family Gallery and Joseph & Harriet Kern Gallery
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Out Loud…” Opening Reception @ Carron Family Gallery and Joseph & Harriet Kern Gallery
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the latest Pius XI Alumni & Friends Exhibition, “Out Loud…” The exhibition features Rose Curley ’08 and former faculty member Andrew Bernier. Learn more and meet the artists here >
Art Gallery Opening 7:00 pm
Art Gallery Opening @ Joseph & Harriet Kern Gallery; Carron Family Gallery; Pre-Function Area
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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8th Grade Scholarship Day 7:15 am
8th Grade Scholarship Day @ Chapel; Room 208; Dance Studio; Black Box Theater (see attached list for add'l rms.)
Nov 18 @ 7:15 am – Nov 19 @ 3:45 am
An Evening of Dance 2017 7:00 pm
An Evening of Dance 2017 @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening of Dance 2017 @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Pius XI Catholic High School’s Dance Department Presents “An Evening of Dance,” featuring exciting new works and special guest artists. This is a night of dance you don’t want to miss!  
Fall Dance Show 7:00 pm
Fall Dance Show @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater; Green Room & Dressing Room; Pre-Function Area
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Nov 20 all-day
 
Psych 9:00 am
Psych @ PAC
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Psych 12:30 pm
Psych @ PAC
Nov 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
PLTW/STEM Advisory Board Mtg. 3:30 pm
PLTW/STEM Advisory Board Mtg. @ Room 208
Nov 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Boys Basketball Parent Meeting 7:00 pm
Boys Basketball Parent Meeting @ Student Union
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
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Nov 21 all-day
 
MFB 6:30 pm
MFB @ Band & Orchestra Room
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Nov 22 all-day
 
Ms. Bunke & Students 11:30 am
Ms. Bunke & Students @ Chapel
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
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THANKSGIVING
THANKSGIVING
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
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Nov 27 all-day
 
Psych 9:00 am
Psych @ PAC
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Psych 12:30 pm
Psych @ PAC
Nov 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
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Nov 28 all-day
 
MFB 6:30 pm
MFB @ Band & Orchestra Room
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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A – 13
Nov 29 all-day
 
Hank Raymonds Tournament
Hank Raymonds Tournament
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
 
Psych 9:00 am
Psych @ PAC
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Psych 12:30 pm
Psych @ PAC
Nov 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
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Nov 30 all-day