Saint Pius X High School (Lower Pottsgrove Township, Pennsylvania)

Saint Pius X High School was a private, Roman Catholic high school at 844 North Keim Street in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Pennsylvania, United States, northeast of Pottstown.[2] It was located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Saint Pius X High School
Address
844 North Keim Street

, ,
19464

United States
Coordinates40°15′10″N 75°37′8″W
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoInstaurare Omnia In Christo.
(Restore all things in Christ.)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1953
Closed2010
School districtArchdiocese of Philadelphia
PresidentFr. Alan Okon
PrincipalJudith Owens
Grades9-12
Enrollment553 (2007-2008)
  Grade 9157
  Grade 10145
  Grade 11103
  Grade 12148
Student to teacher ratio30:1
Color(s)Navy Blue and Gold         
Team nameWinged Lions
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
PublicationPalestra (literary magazine)
NewspaperSarto Script
YearbookTiara
Tuition$4,620 (2007-08)
Admissions DirectorMeghan Callen
Athletic DirectorMadison Morton
Websitehttp://www.stpiusxhs.org

Background

Saint Pius X High School was established in 1953, moving into the permanent building in 1955.[3] The mascot was a winged lion, the symbol of St. Mark. The Middlestates Association of Colleges and Schools accredited St. Pius X and students attended the school from 10 Catholic grade schools and 19 Catholic parishes along with 10 public school districts. In 2008, the archdiocese announced that it will move St. Pius to a new location. On January 28, 2008, the archdiocese announced that a new high school in Upper Providence Township in Montgomery County will replace St. Pius X and Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School in Norristown.[4][5] The new Pope John Paul II High School opened in September 2010. The old building housed Ringing Rocks Elementary School students while their school underwent renovations that were completed in 2012. The old building of St. Pius X High School currently remains unoccupied.

References

  1. MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  2. "Zoning Map." Township of Lower Pottsgrove. Retrieved on November 9, 2008.
  3. SPXHS. "The History of Saint Pius X High School". Saint Pius X High School website. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  4. Bentman, Hilary (2008-01-29). "Catholic high schools to be built". The Intelligencer. Calkins Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. Hefler, January "Camden Diocese plans for new high school." Philadelphia Inquirer. June 18, 2008. A01.
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