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Curriculum

 

Faculty members of St. Pius X School are certified by the state of Ohio and hold Religious Education Certification from the Diocese of Columbus. Many of our teachers hold master's degrees and all teachers participate in regular professional development opportunities.

Our overall student to teacher ratio is 21:1.

 

As a school of the Diocese of Columbus, St. Pius X School follows the Diocesan Graded Course of Study for all content areas. The Diocesan Graded Course of Study includes national and state educational standards adapted for the Catholic Christian nature of our school. Our students’ daily schedule includes:

  • Classes in religion, language arts, math, science, and social studies
  • Mass as a school family each Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM
  • Weekly enrichment classes in art, story time/library skills, music, physical education, and Spanish
  • Technology incorporated across all content areas, with students visiting the technology lab at least once a week in all Grades 1-8
  • Classrooms equipped with a SMART Board® and several computers for student use


St. Pius X School faculty strives to differentiate their instruction to meet the diverse needs of our learners. Our school offers the services of an intervention specialist, reading specialist, speech therapist and guidance counselor. Our school offers an advanced math curriculum for students beginning in the second semester of fourth grade. Requirements for eligibility include scoring in the 90th percentile on the Terra Nova Math Test and teacher recommendation. This track allows students to take Algebra I in the eighth grade and potentially earn a year of high school credit.

All students in Grades 2-4 participate in the Pius Enrichment Program (PEP). Students are divided within their homeroom and attend PEP class each week during one quarter of the school year. This enrichment period enables students to explore different areas of mathematics in a fun and relaxed setting.