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

Performing and Visual Arts

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Performing and Visual Arts Leader

Pius XI Catholic High School is renowned for the extraordinary experience it is able to offer all students in the performing and visual arts concentrations.

Working alongside professional teaching artists, students are offered countless opportunities to explore, refine, and cultivate their creative voices.

Growing in Their Performance

The Performing Arts program at Pius XI Catholic High School focuses on the areas of Theater, Dance, Choral Music, and Instrumental Music.

Students work and perform in Pius XI’s Black Box Theatre and at The Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center, a community arts facility that is part of the Pius XI campus and espouses a state-of-the-art theater and two gallery spaces.

At Pius XI, we’ve been blessed with generous benefactors that share our vision of providing extraordinary spaces for a students to work and perform.

Growing Through Their Work

The Visual Arts program allows students to explore various mediums – from print to digital – while developing a unique and individual voice as an artist.

Communicating the impact of art as a positive force for both expression and discussion is one of the program’s priorities.

Performing and Visual Arts Calendar

Jan
17
Wed
Winter Instrumental Concert 2018 @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

Come in from the cold to hear wonderful performances from our instrumental music students! This concert features the work of the String Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble.

Feb
14
Wed
Comedy Company Valentine’s Day Show @ Black Box Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Pius XI Comedy Company for their annual Valentine’s Day show! Bring your special someone–or come by yourself–as our hilarious improv troupe celebrates all things “Love!” Special pre-show activities begin in the 5th floor hallway at 6pm; doors to the theater open at 6:30pm.

Feb
15
Thu
Performing Arts Academy Winter Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm

Join us to see the latest instrumental music achievements of the Pius XI Performing Arts Academy, our outreach program for Milwaukee-area elementary and middle school students!

Feb
25
Sun
Milwaukee Festival Brass: “Formidable Brass” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm

The Milwaukee Festival Brass, one of our resident artistic partners, returns with a program that highlights the technical prowess, compositional ingenuity, and color spectrum of the brass band idiom.

Mar
9
Fri
NO CHILD… @ Black Box Theater
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm

By Nilaja Sun
Directed by Joshua Pohja

NO CHILD…is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system. An insightful, hilarious and touching master class not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

Mar
10
Sat
NO CHILD… @ Black Box Theater
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm

By Nilaja Sun
Directed by Joshua Pohja

NO CHILD…is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system. An insightful, hilarious and touching master class not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

NO CHILD… @ Black Box Theater
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm

By Nilaja Sun
Directed by Joshua Pohja

NO CHILD…is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system. An insightful, hilarious and touching master class not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

Mar
11
Sun
NO CHILD… @ Black Box Theater
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm

By Nilaja Sun
Directed by Joshua Pohja

NO CHILD…is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system. An insightful, hilarious and touching master class not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

Mar
20
Tue
Comedy Company Students vs. Teachers @ Black Box Theater
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Pius XI Comedy Company for their blockbuster Students vs. Teachers show! The members of the Comedy Company go head-to-head with Pius XI faculty and staff members in an improv tour-de-force. Special pre-show activities begin in the 5th floor hallway at 6pm; doors to the theater open at 6:30pm.

Mar
23
Fri
Pius XI Film Festival 2018 @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for our annual film festival, featuring numerous short films created by high school students at Pius XI and around the Milwaukee area! Meet the next generation of filmmakers right here in our Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater.