St. Pius X High School (Ottawa)

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Confederation High School
1481 Fisher Avenue,
Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1X4
Coordinates 45°21′55″N 75°42′44″W / 45.36528°N 75.71222°W / 45.36528; -75.71222Coordinates: 45°21′55″N 75°42′44″W / 45.36528°N 75.71222°W / 45.36528; -75.71222
School type Separate high school
Motto To establish all things in Christ
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Founded 1958
School board Ottawa Catholic School Board
Superintendent Simone Oliver[1]
Area trustee Kathy Ablett[1]
Administrator Monique Thuesen[1]
Principal Alex Belloni[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 900 (September 2012)
Language English, French
Mascot Captain Pius
Team name SPX X-Men

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.

School shooting[edit]

St. Pius X High School was the scene of one of Canada's second school shootings 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[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d
  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. 
  7. ^ Jesse Palmer at NetGlimpse

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