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
The Learning Commons, located off the lobby of Pius XI Catholic High School, is designed for students to work collaboratively with each other.
Within the Center are three designated programs – Peer Tutoring, the Post-Secondary Lab, and the Writing Center. All designed to meet student needs.
Learning and Working Together
Functioning as the cornerstone of the Learning Commons, the Writing Center was designed to improve students’ writing skills overall. Trained writing tutors are available throughout the entire school day for students to work on any type of writing from academic papers to personal writing to college essays.
The Writing Center is open for students to use as often as they choose to work through multiple stages of a draft. Students can reserve appointments with the writing tutors online or walk-in to see if a tutor is available.
Students Can Grow, Develop, and Challenge Each Other
Within the Learning Commons is the Peer Tutoring Center. In this section of the Learning Commons, students can sign up for a 1-1 tutoring conferences to receive help in courses such as Biology, History, Engineering, and Foreign Language classes.
In addition to peer tutoring, students can reserve tables to work on group projects or partner work.
Centrally located in the Learning Commons is the Post-Secondary Lab. This designated area provides ACT and AP resources for students to prepare for college. Computers are also available for students to research prospective colleges.
Overall, the Learning Commons space allows students to work together in order to better themselves as scholars for the future.