Developing a lifelong love of learning
In Kindergarten through Fourth grades, we focus on creating a strong foundation for each student’s educational journey.
All St. Pius teachers are committed to fostering a love of learning and delivering engaging academic instruction in a supportive and nurturing environment. Small class sizes and small group instruction for reading and math set our elementary school experience apart.
Technology plays a large role in our curriculum, expanding learning opportunities, and encouraging problem-solving, and collaboration.
The St. Pius X Language Arts program uses developmentally and age-appropriate text and methods based on students’ need to master the curriculum. Using fiction and nonfiction text, poetry, and sight-words, students develop fluency and comprehension.
Students are encouraged to grow as independent readers via books of their choosing and teacher selected book choices.
Our elementary math program develops students’ abilities to become creative and critical thinkers while promoting the understanding and enjoyment of mathematics. Activities and lessons show students math is a part of our everyday life and help develop age and grade-appropriate skill sets.
Our science program builds knowledge and confidence with hands-on experiences and opportunities. Teachers utilize a variety of developmentally appropriate projects to create an exciting atmosphere around science. Our teachers help students develop their own questions and answers creatively and logically.
At St. Pius, the social sciences include history, civics, economics, and geography. Whenever possible, our teachers tie the social sciences to the real world to help students develop a broader understanding of the world around them.
St. Pius is a Catholic school, and we are rooted firmly in helping children experience the wonder of God’s creation. Beginning in Kindergarten, students dress for and attend Mass weekly. Children learn the stories of the Saints and celebrate them on their Feast Days.
In the lower grades, our students learn God created everyone and everything good and the stories in the Bible. As children progress, so does the specificity of religious instruction. In second grade, students prepare to receive First Communion.
Every week students have Spanish, Library, Computer, Art, Music, PE, and Guidance lessons.