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

Aug
12
Sat
AMERICAN SPRING @ Black Box Theater
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

Is history ever spent repeating itself? What does it mean to be an American? These are just a couple of questions that this new opera, composed by Pius XI alum Sam Mullooly, attempts to address. The opera is set in April 1865, the final month of the American Civil War, which was a particularly triumphant yet ruinous month in American history. With the words written by Sam’s father, Tom Mullooly, American Spring is a combination of historical retelling, personal drama, and modern political allegory. The premiere of this opera will be performed in our Black Box Theater as a staged reading on August 12th and 13th.

Aug
13
Sun
AMERICAN SPRING @ Black Box Theater
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm

Is history ever spent repeating itself? What does it mean to be an American? These are just a couple of questions that this new opera, composed by Pius XI alum Sam Mullooly, attempts to address. The opera is set in April 1865, the final month of the American Civil War, which was a particularly triumphant yet ruinous month in American history. With the words written by Sam’s father, Tom Mullooly, American Spring is a combination of historical retelling, personal drama, and modern political allegory. The premiere of this opera will be performed in our Black Box Theater as a staged reading on August 12th and 13th.