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Athletics at St. Pius X School


St. Pius X School offers a vibrant and successful athletics program for student-athletes that is a natural extension of our curriculum and provides activities for the growth and development of our students.

St. Pius student-athletes develop mentally and physically in an inclusive atmosphere of integrity and good sportsmanship. We offer a variety of sports to allow our students to push themselves to the limit and experience growth on and off the field.

The athletics program is supported by faculty, administration, our coaching staff, and parents. As an extension of the school's philosophy of a well-rounded education, the program focuses on the intellectual and moral development of student-athletes and gives athletes a basis for learning. We strive for growth and development in the areas of character, personality, sportsmanship, teamwork, and skill. We expect all students to compete with pride and honor, gain an appreciation for sports, and develop responsibility. 

St. Pius student-athletes have a history of both academic and athletic excellence.  
The boys' and girls' basketball teams, the soccer team, the golf team, and the cross country team have won multiple consecutive championships.


SPX is a member of the Piedmont Elementary Catholic Schools Athletic Association (PECSAA).  PESCAA consists of six athletic directors, one from each school, with one athletic director also acting as PECSAA's league director.  Each school in the league assumes the post of league director every six years.  

Saint Pius X, Our Lady of Grace, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Mercy, Saint Leo's, Blessed Sacrament, and Sacred Heart are members of PECSAA.


Become an Athletic Booster

The Athletic Boosters is an organization of parents from the St. Pius X School community whose purpose is to support all aspects of athletics at SPX through the promotion of school spirit, good sportsmanship, and volunteer commitment.

Fill out the form below to secure your membership, and we can't wait to see you at the next game! Gooooo, Comets!



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The basketball program is composed of six separate teams. 

The 5th- and 6th-grade program (Junior Varsity) has two boys' teams and one girls' team.  The 7th- and 8th-grade program (Varsity) also has two boys' teams and one girls' team. 

Practices normally begin in mid-October, and the season ends with a league tournament at the end of February.  This tournament involves all PECSAA league teams in a single-elimination tournament.

Only four hours of practice are allowed per week.  League games are played primarily on Saturdays, while non-league games may be played during the week.


Cheerleading is offered in grades 5 through 8 during basketball season. 

5th- and 6th-grade students make up the JV squad, and 7th and 8th graders cheer on the Varsity squad.  The JV and Varsity squads normally cheer for their respective teams.  

Our golf team comprises co-ed middle school students.

The team practices two afternoons per week, competes against each school in the PECSSA conference twice, and finishes the season with a conference match.  


St. Pius X fields both boys and girls lacrosse teams.

In lacrosse, St. Pius competes in a separate conference that includes Forsyth Country Day, Greensboro Day, Caldwell Academy, and Summit Academy. Lacrosse typically practices two afternoons per week, with 1-2 matches per week and a conference tournament at the end of the season.

St. Pius has both a boys and girls middle school soccer team. 

The boys' team plays in the Fall and the girls play in the Spring.

Soccer is a PECSAA conference sport, and we play every team two times during the season. The league championship is based on teams' overall records. Our soccer teams typically practice two afternoons per week after school and play two matches per week.

Our middle school tennis comprises middle school boys and girls.

Similar to lacrosse, our tennis team plays outside of our conference against Greensboro Day, Sacred Heart, and Canterbury, and it competes in the Triad Youth Tennis League.

Practice is 1-2 afternoons per week at a tennis facility off-campus. Matches are once per week throughout the season.

Track is the only sport Saint Pius X allows for the participation of students in grades K through 8. 

The PECSAA track meet is normally held in mid-May and is the only event of the track season.  An SPX mini-track meet is held before the PECSAA meet for practice and further participation. 

Although we normally place every participant in PECSAA, the structure of the meet only permits a limited number of competitive slots.  If we have an excessive number of children, we will have to limit the number of participants for the PECSAA main track meet, which is held at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville.

Most events are track races, with only one jumping event per meet.


Our cross country team comprises 4th-8th grade boys and girls.

Cross Country practices are 2-3 days per week at an off-campus course. There are between five and eight meets per season.

Cross Country is not a conference sport, and we typically run against Sacred Heart, Greensboro Day, Canterbury, and Forsyth Country Day School.

Volleyball at Saint Pius X is a co-ed sport.  Grades 5 and 6 make up the JV team, and grades 7 and 8 are our Varsity players.

Each on-court team consists of at least three girls and no more than three boys.  Players are rotated into the game at the coach's discretion, and there is no league rule requiring participation. 

The season begins in September and runs until mid-October.  Games are played on Saturdays, except for one weeknight game.  The season ends with a single-elimination tournament.