Fact Sheet

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ALUMNI

The School’s Crest

The school crest contains much from the life of Pope St. Pius X. On the crest, the winged lion symbolizes St. Mark, the patron Saint of Venice, the city of which Cardinal Sarto was patriarch and cardinal before he became pope. As pope, Pius X retained this symbol for his own coat of arms. It is from this symbol that the school proudly calls itself the "Golden Lions."

Appearing on the coat of arms of both Pius X and the first Archbishop of Atlanta are the waves of the sea. On the saint's coat of arms they represent the seaport of Venice. On the coat of arms of the Archbishop of Atlanta and on our own, they symbolize the city of Atlanta, named from the Atlantic Ocean.

Superimposed on the waves is the anchor of hope, again from the coat of arms of Pius X. At the lower left of the shield is a sword. This is the symbol of the martyrdom of St. Paul from whose First Epistle to the Corinthians Pope Pius X took his motto and from whose Epistle to the Romans the school derives its motto, "Domini Sumus."

Significant colors on the emblem are gold and white, the Papal colors, and with blue, the school colors. The color red symbolizes the martyrdom of the Apostle Paul.

To the left of the emblem is the "chi rho." This can translate to Pius X. Its original meaning, however, is derived from the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ, "christos."

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

Tuition 2021-22

  • $14,500 Active Catholic
  • $16,200 Non-Catholic
  • Grades 9-12

Financial Aid 2019-20

  • Average award: $7,000

OUR MOTTO


Domini Sumus... “We are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8b)
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OUR COLORS


White

Gold

Blue

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ENROLLMENT

1,100 students(grades 9–12)

539 boys, 567 girls

Minority Enrollment

272 (25%)

CLASS OF 2020

  • 242 graduates (113 Boys; 129 Girls)

Largest Matriculation for Class of 2020

In State:

  • U. of Georgia
  • Georgia State
  • Georgia College
  • Georgia Tech
  • Georgia Southern
  • Georgia State University

Out of State:

  • Auburn University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Alabama
  • Clemson University
  • University of South Carolina

2020 graduates attending

  • Four Year Colleges: 99%
  • Two Year Colleges: 1%


99% of 2020 graduates attend 4-year colleges

ATHLETICS

(61 teams at all levels)

Fall Sports:

  • Cheerleading - Competition
  • Cheerleading - Spirit
  • Cross Country - Girls & Boys
  • Football
  • Softball - Fastpitch
  • Volleyball - Girls

Winter Sports:

  • Basketball - Girls & Boys
  • Cheerleading - Spirit
  • Dance Team
  • Swimming/Diving - Girls & Boys
  • Wrestling

Spring Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Golf - Girls & Boys
  • Lacrosse - Girls & Boys
  • Soccer - Girls & Boys
  • Tennis - Girls & Boys
  • Track - Girls & Boys

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION

High School Teams

528

students (76%)

6th–8th grade teams

261

students

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Instruction at 3 levels:

  • Advanced Placement
  • Honors
  • College Prep (CP and CP Accelerated)

Number of AP Courses Offered:

  • 27

Study Support Program with 2 teachers

Testing Information

  • SAT range for mid-50% of Class of 2020: 1110-1330

2020 National Merit Program Honorees:

  • Scholars 2
  • Commended Students 14
  • Hispanic Scholars 5

Number of AP Exams

  • Taken in 2019-20: 993

Faculty

  • 100 Faculty members
  • 6 Doctoral degrees
  • 7 Specialist degrees
  • 64 Master's degrees
  • 22 Bachelor's degrees

Catholic: 80%
Non-Catholic: 20%

Teachers' average experience:

  • 18.4 years

FINE ARTS PROGRAM

  • Band and Colorguard
  • Chorus
  • Dance and Dance Team
  • Guitar
  • Music and Theater Technology
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts

Fine Arts Participation 2019-20


609

students
(51%)


FACILITIES

  • 62 classrooms
  • 5 computer labs
  • 8 science labs
  • 1 library (12,271 print/2,136 electronic volumes; 37 computers; Ebook Subscriptions: 250,000+; 360 Tablets)
  • 1 music studio
  • 1 art studio
  • 1 dance studio
  • 1 drama studio
  • 1 chapel
  • 1 theater/auditoriums
  • 2 gyms
  • 4 fields
  • 1 fitness center
  • 1 track
  • 1 cafeteria