Curriculum

St. Pius X Parish School offers a variety of academic programs to meet the needs of students.

"Flexible" Preschool Program - Up to five mornings or full days per week!
A curriculum guided program following the Diocesan Guidelines for Early Childhood Education.

Students in the 3 Year Old Preschool Program attend a required minimum of two days per week.  For example, you may choose to have your child come two morning half-days, or two full days, or one morning half-day and one full day to meet this minimum requirement.
Students in the 4 Year Old Preschool Program attend a required minimum of three days per week.  For example, you may choose to have your child come three morning half-days, or three full days, or two morning half-days and one full day to meet this minimum requirement.
A minimum of six students is required per room in order for classes to be implemented.
Temporary and/or day-to-day scheduling changes to your child's preschool schedule are not allowed. After enrolling, if you wish to make permanent changes to your child’s preschool attendance, you can check with the school office for space availability.
Students in the morning preschool program also may attend our before care program for a fee.

Preschool Curriculum Guide

Kindergarten
A curriculum guided program following Diocesan Guidelines for Early Childhood Education and Illinois State Learning Standards.

Kindergarten students may attend the half-day (morning only) or the full day program on Monday through Friday. Kindergarten class size will be determined based on enrollment for the current school year. Optimal class size for the half-day program and the full-day program is 25 students, however, class size will be based on enrollment, diocesan guidelines and the principal’s discretion. Academics include Religion, Reading/Language Arts, Math Readiness Programs, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Physical Education, Library and Computer.
Kindergarten Curriculum Guide

Primary (Grades K - 2)
Curriculum includes Religion, Reading/Phonics, Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Handwriting, Computer, Library, Art, Music and Physical Education.

Preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist is taught to our second grade students.
First Grade Curriculum Guide Second Grade Curriculum Guide

Intermediate (Grades 3 -5)
Curriculum includes Religion, Reading/Phonics, Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Handwriting, Computer, Library, Art, Music, Physical Education and Spanish.

Third Grade Curriculum Guide Fourth Grade Curriculum Guide Fifth Grade Curriculum Guide

Junior High (Grades 6-8)
Curriculum includes Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Computer, Art, Library, Music, Spanish, Physical Education.

Preparation for Confirmation is taught to our eighth grade students.
Sixth Grade Curriculum Guide Seventh Grade Curriculum Guide Eighth Grade Curriculum Guide

Extracurricular Activities
St. Pius X Parish School is pleased to offer a wide array of extracurricular activities to our students.

An after school Spanish Club is available for students in preschool through second grade for an additional expense.

Band is offered to all students in fourth through eighth grades at an additional expense.
After School Clubs for sixth through eighth grades include  Art, Chess, Drama, Vocals, and Student Council.

Our athletics program is open to all boys and girls in fifth through eighth grades. We offer volleyball, basketball and track in a no-cut format.  Everyone plays!

Religious Education
For our students to grow in their faith, religious instruction is useless unless it is followed in and supported by the home environment. Therefore, as parents you are a vital part of the overall process. Our part is to offer each child the opportunity to come to know and love God in the truest sense of the Word.

Our students are offered daily instruction in Catholic Doctrine. The parish priests visit the classrooms regularly to assist with religious education. Students attend Mass once every week and on holy days of obligation.  First grade students are paired with an eighth grade buddy that sits with them and helps them through the weekly Mass.  In addition, students attend paraliturgical services throughout the year such as Stations of the Cross during the Lenten season. The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered to the students during Advent and Lent. Opportunities for Christian service will be offered to all of our students.