Dear Future Students:
As the President of Pius XI, I can talk about the many excellent opportunities to excel, the quality of our faculty, the value of diversity in a global society or the importance of character development. But the truth is, you have to figure out where YOU BELONG.
Two of my children graduated from Pius XI. One of them transferred from a different high school because she wanted to feel like she BELONGED. Until we found Pius XI, we didn’t know how important that really was.
So why does it matter to BELONG and what does that really mean?
Many studies have been done on the importance of BELONGING to a community. When you aren’t worried about whether or not you fit a certain mold, you have more time to explore, grow and stretch. When you know that you are incredible just the way you are, you’ll spend your energy on changing the world, rather than trying to become someone you think you are expected to be.
Make no mistake, this is a rigorous environment. But you will not be alone on your high school journey. You are surrounded by people who want you to be successful. Teachers who want to bring out the best you have. Coaches and advisors who don’t accept ‘good’ when you can be ‘great’. A community of peers who see you for you. No masks needed.
Here, you will become the very best of who you were meant to be. Don’t worry if you don’t know what that is yet. We have 90 years of experience in helping young people develop into entrepreneurs, business leaders, musicians, scientists, artists and more. The jobs that await you may not even exist yet, so you ought to focus on WHO you want to be not just WHAT you want to be! Our goal is to help you become someone who will change the world.
Come and visit us. Learn more about our incredible faculty, staff, coaches and students. I am confident that you will realize that…YOU BELONG HERE.