SPES Application and Admissions Process

         About The St. Pius Elementary School

           Application and Admissions Process


At St. Pius Elementary School, our goal is to assist our students in reaching their        full potential as they discover, develop and learn to share their gifts.   Through our extensive,                multi-step admissions process, we feel that when we enroll a child at St. Pius we can assure                       that he or she will achieve success at SPES! 

Step One – Application

September 17, 2018: Siblings of currently enrolled St. Pius Elementary students AND families who have been active Parishioners of St. Pius X Catholic Church for SIX MONTHS or more

October 1, 2018: All other families


In the application, we begin our process of getting to know the potential student.  This step provides us with demographic and developmental information as well as other pertinent facts to assist us in not only determining if we can assure the applicant's success at St. Pius but also how the child learns best, his/her likes and dislikes and where he/she may determining if St. Pius is the right "fit" for the student.

Step Two – Screening


October 15, 2018 through November 16, 2018

Screenings are conducted during our defined screening dates by a member of our academic staff and/or one of our academic assistant principals.  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. 

Step Three – Notification of Acceptance


November 30, 2018


Once applications are reviewed and screenings are conducted, notification of acceptance takes place.  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.






















St. Pius Elementary School Priority Placement Tiers

Students applying for admissions to St. Pius Elementary School are accepted for admissions during the
fall application/admissions period and placed on waiting lists when grade levels are full according
to the following priority tiers:

Tier 1

Siblings of currently enrolled students and children of St. Pius Elementary Faculty/Staff           members

Tier 2

Siblings or children of St. Pius Elementary Alumni

Tier 3

Children of parents/guardians who are registered members of St. Pius X Parish

Tier 4

Children from other Catholic Schools

Tier 5

Children from other Catholic Parishes

Tier 6

Children who have been on the St. Pius Elementary School waiting list for six months or more

Tier 7

Children not meeting any of the aforementioned criteria


St. Pius Elementary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin.

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