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President Search

Dear Friends of Pius XI Catholic High School,

Dr. Melinda Skrade has accepted an offer as President of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco and will complete her service to Pius XI at the end of June, 2018. The Board accepted this decision. As we look to the impending leadership transition, we can confidently – and proudly – declare that the body of work contributed over three decades by our current President and her many collaborators has positioned Pius XI Catholic High School to be a transformative educational experience for many years to come.

The Board of Directors has selected a nine-member search committee and charged it with conducting a rigorous process of candidate recruitment, assessment and selection of the next president of Pius XI Catholic High School.  We will recommend a pool of finalists from which the next president will be chosen.  The entire community will have a chance to meet the finalists and offer feedback to the search committee.

The search committee has selected Carney Sandoe & Associates to serve as our search advisors.   Bob Regan is the founder of the Catholic Schools Search at CSA, and Barbara Daush is a past President for over 20 years at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School in Memphis, TN, and she will also be working with our search committee.

The search completion target is sometime in the summer to fall. We expect to make a final announcement this summer, but will take whatever time is necessary to make sure we find the right person for Pius XI Catholic High School.


Pius XI Board of Directors

Jack Herbert Named Pius XI Interim President

Jack Herbert, a Pius XI parent and former executive at Time Warner Cable, has been named Interim President for the 2018-2019 academic year, or until a permanent President is hired. 

Jack and his wife Jane are proud parents of four daughters, two of whom are Pius XI graduates, Brynn ’11 and Madeline ’13. Jack has served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Catholic Charities, and this past year served on the Pius XI Board of Directors. Jack is an active member of St. Bernard’s Parish in Wauwatosa. 

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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