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HOW MANY OPENINGS ARE IN A PARTICULAR GRADE?
Our ninth grade class usually numbers 260. In other grades, we only consider students who are transferring from Catholic schools out of state.
HOW MANY STUDENTS APPLY FOR THESE OPENINGS?
The number varies from year to year. However, we usually have many more qualified applicants than we are able to accept.
WHAT SSAT SCORES ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR ADMISSION TO ST. PIUS X?
Although test scores are one important part of the admission process, they are never the sole basis for a decision. Grades, recommendations from teachers, principals and counselors, and student activities are all used in making admissions decisions.
WHO MAKES THE DECISIONS?
Our admissions committee is comprised of administrators, counselors, and teachers. This committee recommends students for admission to the principal.
DOES IT HELP IF MY CHILD IS INVOLVED IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES?
Yes. Because our intention is to develop the total person, we seek students who will benefit from and become involved in a variety of activities. Therefore, it is helpful if an applicant is active in extracurricular activities.
ARE SIBLINGS AND APPLICANTS WHOSE PARENTS ARE ST. PIUS X ALUMNI GIVEN PREFERENCE FOR ADMISSION?
They are not guaranteed a place, but are given extra consideration.