Counseling Center

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Student Focused.The Pius XI Counseling Center

With a holistic mindset, the Pius XI Counseling Center team supports students with services to enhance their individual development throughout their high school years – from social, emotional and spiritual to academic

Fostering a Culture of Advocates

Pius XI Catholic High School counselors advocate for students by providing academic, personal and college/career guidance. Counseling services are available to all students either individually or in groups.

In addition, Counseling Center staff facilitates networking opportunities with post-secondary schools and businesses. Referrals to community support services are used when applicable.

Making Dreams Happen

The counseling team at Pius XI is devoted to assisting and supporting our students as they prepare and plan for post-high school education and/or careers.

The most rigorous academic schedule possible to meet the student’s future plan needs is encouraged by the team. One such way is through a focus on encouraging Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

AP courses, taught at a college level, offer a rigorous and rewarding challenge for high school students. Many of our students who take this route Pius XI find they begin their University careers as a second semester freshmen.

Pius XI Counseling Staff

Tim Doherty, Department Chair


Suzanne Lovinus, Counselor

Colleen Wahlen, Counselor

Ben Fischer, Academic Support Coordinator


Ericka Burzynski, Office Manager


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