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

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Fr. Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center Staff

Bonnie J. Scholz

Executive Director | 414-290-8122 

Bonnie Scholz is in her 26th year at Pius XI Catholic High School, and currently serves as the Department Chair of Performing Arts, and the Executive Director of both the Pius XI Performing Arts Academy and the Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Carroll University and her Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin. She was awarded the MSOE Excellence in Teaching Award, and has been active as a guest artist and clinician.

Ms. Scholz is a National Board Certified Teacher who has served as President of the Wisconsin National Board Network.

She has served the state of Wisconsin as the Governor’s appointed private school representative to the Committee of Practitioners.

Ms. Scholz is a recipient of the Civic Music Association Certificate of Excellence in Choral Music Education, a recipient of the Herb Kohl foundation Fellowship Award, and the Yakich Foundation Good Shepherd Award.

In addition to choral directing, Ms. Scholz is a professional singer who has appeared with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, the Florentine Opera, the Milwaukee Choral Artists, the Sunset Playhouse Musical Mainstage, and Waukesha Civic Theater.

Patrick G.H. Schley

Theater Manager | 414-290-7454 

Patrick Schley is an arts administrator, marketer, patron, and advocate. He is a proud 2006 graduate of Pius XI Catholic High School and joined the staff of the Father Carney Center in 2014.

By day, he works for a technology company that serves arts and cultural organizations, and by night he also serves on the front-of-house team at the historic Pabst Theater.

Mr. Schley previously was an administrator with the First Stage Theater Academy, and has also worked at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Lake Geneva Theater Company, and others.

He attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.

Terry Harvey

Technical Director | 414-290-8192 

Terry Harvey is the Director of Facilities at Pius XI Catholic High School and the Technical Director for the Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center.

He has been an integral member of the school staff since 1978 and has managed all technical aspects of student productions since that time.

Mr. Harvey is an accomplished sound engineer, and has mixed sound for Milwaukee-area bands as well as numerous other outside theatre productions.

  • Casey Matson | Assistant Technical Director

  • Kaitlyn Martin | Assistant Technical Director

  • Meaghan Buckholdt | Theater Management Intern

  • Greg Smrz | Ticket Office Volunteer
  • Chris Segedy | Theater Management Advisor