Nestled on almost 14 acres in the heart of Broomall, St. Pius X School’s campus includes the parish church, rectory, convent, school building, and community center, in addition to green space and play areas for the children.
Having opened its doors in 1957, St. Pius School boasts more than 4,000 alumni located around the globe! Our alums include a sports writer for a large daily newspaper, a major league umpire, an NBA referee, countless doctors, teachers, and lawyers—not to mention a number of clergy!
Currently, the school educates nearly 400 children in grades preschool through eight. Our 250+ families live in Havertown and Broomall. Students receive a comprehensive, rigorous, religious, and relevant education that prepares them for high school, college, and beyond.
Religion and community service are focal points of our curriculum. The spiritual development of our students is vital. We encourage our students to proclaim the Gospel message: love God and love your neighbor. We strive to develop a faith community where our children express care and concern for others. Prayer and a relationship with God are evident through the actions of our students. Our school is blessed to have Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary work with our students on a daily basis. In addition, the priests in our parish frequently visit our classrooms to lecture and to interact with our students. Our students regularly celebrate Mass as a school. And we have a strong community service program—instilling in our children the importance of giving back to the community, helping the less fortunate, and donating their time and talents!
Our curriculum also includes traditional academics, such as religion, music, art, physical education, honors math, and even a Spanish program. In addition to this, our students have a wealth of technology resources at their disposal—a fully equipped computer lab; netbooks for students in grades 6-8; a multimedia projection room; classrooms outfitted with cutting-edge computers, projectors, mounted white boards; and a computerized library.
The list of academic awards, high school scholarships, and high standardized test scores is long! Our students have received scholarships and have gone on to attend a myriad of local parochial and private schools, such as St. Joseph’s Prep, Merion Mercy, Devon Prep, Notre Dame, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Cardinal O’Hara, Archbishop Carroll, Bonner-Prendergast, and more!
Our school is also proud to offer a learning center, where students who need extra help receive reading and language arts support; a hot lunch program, where students can purchase a nutritious, warm meal daily; an after school child care program, so that parents know that their children are safe and being cared for while they are at work; and countless athletic and extracurricular programs. In fact, our athletic teams have received numerous championships, accolades, and awards.
Our support system is great! Our Home and School Association actively supports programs for our students and families, including sponsoring a Halloween party, a Winter Wonderland, Cub Clubs, a back-to-school barbecue, and a Piuspalooza! Founded in 2001, the St. Pius X School Endowment focuses on securing the future of our school to ensure its strong presence in the community for years to come. The Endowment currently supports our art program and technology enhancements throughout the school. In addition to these groups, our alumni network is strong!
As you can see, at St. Pius X School, we take our mission of educating students seriously. We understand that we lay the groundwork for a lifetime of learning. And we are proud to be celebrating 55 years of doing so!