St. Pius X High School (Ottawa)

St. Pius X High School is a secondary school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1958, the school, operated by the publicly funded Ottawa Catholic School Board, teaches grades 9-12. As of September 2012, enrollment stands at around 900 students.

St. Pius X High School
1481 Fisher Avenue

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Coordinates45°21′55″N 75°42′44″W
School typeSeparate high school
MottoTo establish all things in Christ
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
School boardOttawa Catholic School Board
SuperintendentSimone Oliver[1]
Area trusteeKathy Ablett[1]
AdministratorMonique Thuesen[1]
PrincipalAlex Belloni[1]
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment900 (September 2012)
LanguageEnglish, French
MascotScrewdriver the Hotdog
Team nameX-Men

School shooting

St. Pius X High School was the scene of Canada's second school shooting on October 27, 1975. The gunman, Robert Poulin, an 18-year-old St. Pius student, opened fire on his classmates with a 12 gauge double-barreled shotgun, killing one and wounding five before killing himself.[2][3] Poulin had raped and stabbed 17-year-old Kim Rabot to death prior to the incident. He also attempted to burn down the house after he killed Kim Rabot. A book entitled Rape of a Normal Mind was written about the incident.[4]

Notable alumni

See also


  2. The Star
  3. The Free Library
  4. Cobb, Christopher and Avery, Bob. (1977). Rape of a Normal Mind. Toronto: Paperjacks. ISBN 0-7701-0025-2
  5. "Dan Aykroyd remembers his roots" Scope, Volume 3, No. 4, Winter 1996
  6. "School Histories: St. Pius X Catholic High School" (PDF). Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. Jesse Palmer at NetGlimpse
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