St. Pius Elementary School would love to welcome you as a member of our St. Pius Family! If you would like to request more information about our school and/or the St. Pius Admissions Process, please complete and submit the form found on the following link:
Let's Get Started!
Many parents want to see the school they are considering for their child(ren)'s "home away from home" before even beginning an application. We would love to take you on your own personal virtual tour during which you will learn about our desire to partner with, and equip, students and families with the education children need to thrive in today's world.
During your tour, you will learn more about our student-centered classrooms where we provide an education that goes beyond what students know, understand and are able to do. Contact our Advancement Director, Jamie Nelson-Hebert, to schedule your tour today! She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org *Note that, under modified Phase 2 COVID guidelines, visitors are not allowed on campus so our tours will be conducted via Google Meet!
Time To Apply For Admission To St. Pius
In the application, we begin our process of getting to know the potential student. The step provides us with demographic and developmental information as well as other pertinent facts to assist us in not only determining if we can set a child up for success at St. Pius but also how the child learns best, his/her likes and dislikes and whether St. Pius is the right "fit" for the student.
Getting to Know Our Potential Students
Screenings are conducted by members of our academic staff. The process is designed to accurately determine the student's readiness for the rigors of the St. Pius curriculum. Just as each child has different gifts to share, each child learns differently. Through our assessment and screening, we can determine not only what a child knows, but how they learn best.
Though screenings may take place in the fall before your child begins school, the screening mechanisms are scaled to your child's age at the time he/she is screened. Want to learn more about the St. Pius Screening Process? Click Frequently Asked Questions About The St. Pius Screening Process When coming for screenings, many parents ask us what is "developmentally appropriate" for their PreK - 3rd grade applicant. We have compiled Objectives for Development in PreK - 3rd Grade Children to help parents learn more about age appropriate physical and social-emotional development in children of these ages, as well as how PreK - 3rd graders approach learning.
Becoming a St. Pius "Little Cougar"
Once an application is reviewed, screening has been conducted and it has been determined that the applicant will thrive at St. Pius, notification of acceptance is sent via email by the Admissions Coordinator and an offer of enrollment is extended and details about "next steps" are provided. When a child is enrolled into St. Pius Elementary, we feel that we know their abilities and capabilities well enough to ensure that they are ready and able to thrive in the classroom.
Transitioning Into School
As our youngest students begin their educational journey at St. Pius, we want them to have all the tools necessary for the next step into "big school!" Below are a number of resources parents can use to help their little ones prepare for, and transition into, PreK or Kindergarten.
- Preparing your child for preschool in fun ways, responding to your child's worries, the preschool countdown and saying a "good" good-bye those first days of school- "Zero to Three" Website
"Mother and Child Reunions"
- Reconnecting with your child after a day at preschool and how it can be just as meaningful as morning drop-off - Scholastic Website
Contact Jamie Nelson-Hebert, our St. Pius Advancement Director
to learn more about our school and/or
to ask any questions you may have about the SPES Admissions Process
337-237-3139, ext. 3002
or via email at