No. St. Pius X only accepts domestic applications from US system schools. This is a policy of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Yes. The SSAT is required for all 9th grade students applying for the 2021-2022 school year. The data is primarily used for course level placement. The SSAT organization has adapted to offer at home testing options throughout the fall and early spring.
Test scores are one important aspect of the admissions process, but they are never the sole basis for a decision. We review each application "holistically." Academic performance (grades), teacher evaluations, student behaviors, extracurricular involvement (school, church, community) are all considered in admissions decisions.
No. We have four different class levels at St. Pius X and we take students with different ability levels. This is one of the things that we pride ourselves on at St. Pius X. Our four class levels are Advanced Placement, Honors, Accelerated, and College Preparatory.
Yes, we superscore the results. However, we do not recommend taking the test more than once or twice.
We will enroll 275 freshmen next fall. We do not accept applicants for the senior class. We will have limited openings in the 10th and 11th grades (based on attrition).
The number varies each year, but (unfortunately) we always have many more qualified applicants than we have openings.
Our admissions committee is comprised of administrators, counselors, and teachers. This committee recommends students for admission to the principal.
No. If we need additional information we will contact you.
Unfortunately, we are unable to meet with students and parents to discuss admissions. You are welcome to take a group tour which is followed by a Q & A session. Your student is encouraged to attend a Shadow Day. You can sign up for a Shadow Day or Tour on our Admission website.
No. We only read the three required evaluations.
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.
They are not guaranteed a place but are given extra consideration.