St. Pius X School

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T O L E A R N , T O G R O W, T O L E A D


FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

St. Pius X School educates students:

• to learn the Catholic faith and follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

• to grow spiritually, academically, and socially. • to live a life of faith, service, and integrity.

We prepare our students to learn, to grow, and to live: • in a community of teachers, staff, parents, and parish family joined in partnership to educate our children in Catholic faith and values.

• in a setting of academic excellence and high expectations serving a diverse population of PreK–Grade 8 students on Cape Cod.

Over the past few years our SPXS students have been awarded the

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP from SJP for scoring high on the placement test

• in an environment that inspires the pursuit of knowledge, promotes service, and instills leadership.

• i n a school culture that provides opportunities for each student to attain full potential as a caring citizen and person of faith.

• u nder the guidance and direction of a dedicated and committed faculty that values success for each student. ith opportunities to explore growth in the arts, in athletics, •w and in a growing variety of extracurricular experiences. ith an understanding of mutual respect for each individual. •w

• as successful, competent young men and women.


CURRICULUM GRADE 5 • Religion

• Physical Education

• L anguage Arts and Literature

• Study Skills

• Sciences: General

• Technology

• Mathematics

• Art

• Social Studies

• Music

• World Language

GRADE 6 • Religion

• Physical Education

• L anguage Arts and Literature

• Study Skills

• Sciences

• Technology

• Mathematics

• Art

• Social Studies

• Music

• World Languages

GRADE 7 • Religion

• World Languages

• L anguage Arts and Literature

• Physical Education

• S cience: Physical and Life Sciences

• Technology

athematics: Pre-Algebra or Algebra •M

• Art

(Honors, CP)

• Social Studies

• Music

GRADE 8 • R eligion

• S ocial Studies

• L anguage Arts and Literature:

orld Languages •W

Creative Writing, Compositions and Research Papers

• S ciences: Biology and Lab Work athematics: Pre-Algebra or Algebra •M (Honors, CP)

• P hysical education • T echnology • Art • Music

Our students are

2 YEARS ahead of the public schools in testing on average


ATHLETICS Athletics is a vital part of SPXS. Our students can discover their athletic interests, develop life skills, and experience the camaraderie of being part of a team. Given the size of our student body, our athletes enjoy greater playing time on all teams.

Fall

Co-ed Cross Country

Soccer Boys | Girls

Winter

Basketball Boys | Girls

Cheerleading

Spring

Co-ed Tennis

Co-ed Golf

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Mr. Nic Corsi 508-398-6112 ncorsi@spxschool.org

Data from our NWEA-MAP testing standardized testing, shows our eighth graders

SCORE BEYOND their grade


CLUBS Chorus

Craft Club

Book Club

Drama Club

Lego Club

Quiz Bowl

Mad Science

Knitting

The Grade Equivalency score for 8th grade measures at

GRADE 11

for math and 11.8 for ELA

National Junior Honor Society

SERVICE Students will engage in a variety of meaningful Christian Service experiences throughout their years at SPXS. Students will learn about themselves, the needs of others, and their ability to become an active member of change in their world. Making a difference in other people’s lives is as rewarding an experience we can have.

You may end up volunteering at nursing homes, tutor, make blankets for sick babies, or drop off lunches at the homeless shelter.


Girls Summer Navy polo shirt with school logo and Khaki skort

Girls Navy knee socks or tights

DRESS CODE

Items must be purchased through JB Pride Uniform company or the SPXS used uniform shop

Girls Navy v-neck sweater with logo

Boys Summer Navy polo shirt with school logo and khaki shorts

Girls Solid black flat soled dress shoes

Girls Plaid or Navy skirt

Boys Khaki slacks and traditional leather black or brown belt

Girls White or blue button down oxford shirt

Boys White button down oxford shirt

Boys Solid black flat soled dress shoes

SPECIAL EXPERIENCES 5th Grade One Week Trip To Seashore 8th Grade Trip To New York House System The SPXS Middle School House System creates a community where students work together and support each other as they grow in their faith and character. The purpose of each house is to guide and support each student’s personal development. Our houses collaborate with local charities including:

• T he Family Pantry of Cape Cod ape Cod Cares •C for our Troops

• K atelynn’s Closet uffy Health Center •D

• Y armouth Food Pantry

Buddy System

Our middle school students work with our lower school and become role models. They help with studies, walk them to Mass, and form a special bond. Becoming a Buddy builds confidence and teaches responsibility.

Understand Reasons PreK – 8 is Best Studies have consistently shown that students who attend a PreK – 8 school have: Higher Self Esteem, higher academic achievement, more positive attitude toward school, better outcomes in 9th grade, and students feel safer. These benefits coupled with more instruction time per student, create a harmonious environment for learning and social development.


FINANCIAL AID & TUITION

What financial aid is available?

Parish subsidy

Need-based financial aid is available through the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Education (FACE). To learn more about FACE visit www.face-dfr.org

Parents of children registered at Catholic parishes may apply to their pastor for parish assistance toward support of Catholic education. Typical awards are up to $300 per student.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Does the FACTS tuition management company offer a monthly payment plan?

FACE works with FACTS Management Company, a third-party tuition assistance company, to collect the necessary financial information and provide a fair evaluation of tuition assistance.

When do I apply for financial aid? The application can be accessed beginning in December. Families must submit their application by mid-February.

Yes. We understand that for the majority of families it isn’t feasible to pay in full. You may choose to pay tuition in interestfree installments over an eleven-month period. The payment plan will begin in May and concludes in March. Please contact Mrs Kostecki, business manager, with any questions at 508-398-6112 or dKostecki@spxschool.org

Transportation options

When are financial aid applicants notified of awards?

Bus transportation is available at no cost for students residing in the towns of Dennis and Yarmouth. For a fee, the school provides transportation for residents of the Upper Cape.

Financial aid notifications occur mid May.

How much is tuition? Tuition for 2020-2021 academic year is $6,930 which is the most affordable private school tuition on Cape Cod.

FIND OUT MORE Personal Tours

Shadow Days

Coffee and Conversation

In-person tours by appointment, Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 2:15. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your tour.

Spend a day with us! Shadow days are a great way to see what a typical day is like for a student. We will set you up with a friend for the day! Contact admissions office to schedule a shadow day.

Have questions? Admissions, financial, social, or other? We are here to help! Contact our Middle School Guidance counselor for a live or virtual chat.


Mrs. Anne Dailey

Mrs. Ann-Marie Shaw

Dorothy Kostecki

Principal • 508-398-6112 •

adailey@spxschool.org

Admissions Director • 508-398-6112 • annmarieshaw@spxschool.org Business Manager • 508-398-6112 • dkostecki@spxschool.org Learn More

School Day Hours: 8:00 am – 2:15 pm 321 Wood Road, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 508-398-6112

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