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.

Please join us on April 11th for our Annual Pius XI Fine Arts Night! Details can be found here.

Performing and Visual Arts Calendar

Oct
14
Sat
(CANCELLED) The Popes of Comedy – Alumni Comedy Night @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

This event has been cancelled.

Pius XI all-star alums have lit up the comedy world at The Second City, Conan O’Brien, LA ComedySportz – now they come home for a night of stand-up and improvisation.

Proceeds benefit the Pius XI Comedy team and other performing arts programming at Pius XI!

 

Oct
18
Wed
Fall Instrumental Chamber Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm

Get a first look at the work of our instrumental music students!

Oct
21
Sat
Fall Choral Concert 2017 @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

Our unparalleled Choral Music program kicks off the school year with its fall concert! You won’t want to miss hearing music from each of our many ensembles as they fill the Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater with joyful sounds.

Oct
27
Fri
THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO @ Black Box Theater
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Jordan Hunt

As the play begins Bette and Boo are being united in matrimony, surrounded by their beaming families. But as the further progress of their marriage is chronicled it becomes increasingly clear that things are not working out quite as hoped for. Conveyed in a series of dazzlingly inventive interconnected scenes, this Obie Award-winning play moves wickedly on through three decades of divorce, alcoholism, madness and fatal illness—all treated with a farcical brilliance which, through author Christopher Durang’s unique talent, mines the unlikely lodes of irony and humor residing in these ostensibly unhappy events.

This production is suggested for adults and young people ages 13 and up.

Oct
28
Sat
THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO @ Black Box Theater
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Jordan Hunt

As the play begins Bette and Boo are being united in matrimony, surrounded by their beaming families. But as the further progress of their marriage is chronicled it becomes increasingly clear that things are not working out quite as hoped for. Conveyed in a series of dazzlingly inventive interconnected scenes, this Obie Award-winning play moves wickedly on through three decades of divorce, alcoholism, madness and fatal illness—all treated with a farcical brilliance which, through author Christopher Durang’s unique talent, mines the unlikely lodes of irony and humor residing in these ostensibly unhappy events.

This production is suggested for adults and young people ages 13 and up.

THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO @ Black Box Theater
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Jordan Hunt

As the play begins Bette and Boo are being united in matrimony, surrounded by their beaming families. But as the further progress of their marriage is chronicled it becomes increasingly clear that things are not working out quite as hoped for. Conveyed in a series of dazzlingly inventive interconnected scenes, this Obie Award-winning play moves wickedly on through three decades of divorce, alcoholism, madness and fatal illness—all treated with a farcical brilliance which, through author Christopher Durang’s unique talent, mines the unlikely lodes of irony and humor residing in these ostensibly unhappy events.

This production is suggested for adults and young people ages 13 and up.

Oct
29
Sun
THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO @ Black Box Theater
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Jordan Hunt

As the play begins Bette and Boo are being united in matrimony, surrounded by their beaming families. But as the further progress of their marriage is chronicled it becomes increasingly clear that things are not working out quite as hoped for. Conveyed in a series of dazzlingly inventive interconnected scenes, this Obie Award-winning play moves wickedly on through three decades of divorce, alcoholism, madness and fatal illness—all treated with a farcical brilliance which, through author Christopher Durang’s unique talent, mines the unlikely lodes of irony and humor residing in these ostensibly unhappy events.

This production is suggested for adults and young people ages 13 and up.

Nov
3
Fri
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm

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 Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

Nov
4
Sat
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm

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 Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER @ Black Box Theater
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm

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 Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.