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

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Saint Pius X High School
Address
844 North Keim Street
Pottstown (Lower Pottsgrove Township), Pennsylvania, (Montgomery County), 19464
United States
Coordinates 40°15′10″N 75°37′8″W / 40.25278°N 75.61889°W / 40.25278; -75.61889Coordinates: 40°15′10″N 75°37′8″W / 40.25278°N 75.61889°W / 40.25278; -75.61889
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Instaurare Omnia In Christo.
(Restore all things in Christ.)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1953
Closed 2010
School district Archdiocese of Philadelphia
President Fr. Alan Okon
Principal Judith Owens
Asst. Principal Kevin Waters
Dominic Zampogna
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 553 (2007-2008)
 • Grade 9 157
 • Grade 10 145
 • Grade 11 103
 • Grade 12 148
Student to teacher ratio 30:1
Color(s) Navy Blue and Gold         
Team name Winged Lions
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Average SAT scores 1053
Publication Palestra (literary magazine)
Newspaper Sarto Script
Yearbook Tiara
Tuition $4,620 (2007-08) [1]
Admissions Director Meghan Callen
Athletic Director Madison Morton
Website

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.

Background[edit]

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.[citation needed] In 2008 the district 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.

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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.