Catholic Identity

/Catholic Identity
Catholic Identity 2018-05-31T10:40:49-05:00

We Are Guided by Faith. Living the Catholic Identity

Pius XI Catholic High School is called to a mission that is grounded in the love of Jesus and the faith of the Catholic Church.

In the Pallottine and Franciscan traditions, Pius XI invites students and families from all backgrounds into a dynamic community of teachers and learners of faith and faith-in-action.

Our Students Learn the Value of Their Faith, In and Outside the Classroom

Inspired by our Catholic identity, we value diversity and the exploration it encourages as our students and teachers are guided by faith. Pius XI students are immersed in a Christ-centered learning environment shaped by communion and community. In our classrooms, students are encouraged to adopt a way of life that embraces service and challenges them to vigorously pursue academic excellence and faithfulness to Christ.

Students at Pius XI develop more than the knowledge and skills necessary to prosper in today’s and tomorrow’s world. They are inspired with the faith and virtues to help make them self-confident women and men of outstanding character.

We welcome everyone to share in our faith journey here at Pius XI.

The Pallottine Tradition

Pius XI Catholic High School was founded by the Pallottines, whose charism is to assist all people in finding and living their apostolic vocation in life. St. Vincent Pallotti believed that all are called to revive faith, rekindle charity, and be apostles.

In this tradition, the Pallottines work side by side with the laity to assist people in living these virtues by founding schools and nurturing students. It is in this nurturing that they can discern their vocation in life and live it with faith, charity, and apostolic zeal.

The Franciscan Tradition

Pius XI Catholic High School has been staffed by the School Sisters of St. Francis since our founding in 1929. Under their faithful leadership, many of our traditions are rooted in the Franciscan charism.

This charism translates into striving to embody the gifts given by God to St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi as they responded to living the Gospel. As a Franciscan school, we are all called to integrate the Gospel values into our daily life. The gospel values of the Franciscan charism include poverty, humility, contemplation, peacemaking, care of persons, and care of the earth. These are the values we invite members of our school community to explore – both in and outside the classroom.

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