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St. Pius V School

Private | PK-8 | 235 students

We are best known for math, science & music programs.

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $174,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.

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5 stars

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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted April 4, 2011

I have two children at this school who are receiving an excellent education with great reading and math programs. This school is preparing my daughter for some of the most rigorous high school entrance exams. There is a sense of not only quality education but a sense of security. I know that when I drop off my kids at school in the morning that they will be challenged and cared for by the excellent Staff at school. The principal is amazing and does so much for all of the children. There are tutoring programs available after school 4 days a week. There is also a morning and after school program that will care for your children if you have to be at work early or get out late. Close proximity to downtown, medical district, orange line and pink line trains.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

St. Pius V School is a great grammar school (Early education through 8th grade.) It helps kids build a strong education and moral foundation. Your child will be prepared for competitive high school opportunities. Not only that, but they will have a sense of belonging to a community as St. Pius is close-knit. They take an interest in your child and keep you, the parent, informed of how your child is doing. The principal & teachers make themselves available when parents express concerns or have questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

Challenging, upbeat, focused, disciplined environment! Full of strong educational leaders and a principal that has a determined side to her and is driven to succeed! Student to teacher ratio is kept at a low level to ensure that the children are grasping everything in their surroundings. One classroom per grade, has all the makings of an extraordinary educational and academic success story for every child who attends. I have had the privilege of being one of the proudest parents to send my child to St. Pius V School since 2006 and I have not had any regrets! The fantastic staff, teachers and leaders that guide St. Pius V School have engaged my child and captured her ability to ascertain material I thought was only going to be possible by sending her to "another" learning institution. I was wrong. Having two other grown children that came from and went on to very well established schools in the Chicago area, St. Pius V School has a proven track record of testing scores and children that excel well beyond any other school I could remotely consider for my youngest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

This is a great school. The principal and teachers are very dedicated to the students. Close proximity to Medical District!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

I am very pleased with the school environment. The children are cared for in a loving and academically strong school. Great reading program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

amazing teachers that truely put in their best effort to prepare our kids for the future
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 16%
Two or more races 9% N/A
Black 2% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
White 0% 60%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • NCEA Distinguished Principal Award - Nancy Nasko (2013)
  • NCEA Distinguished Service Award - Mark Zacek (2012)
  • NCEA Distinguished Service Award - Janine Markowicz (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club: Mexican Folkloric
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Nancy Cullinan Nasko
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NAEYC
  • NCEA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Running, Archery
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Running, Archery
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Dance club: Mexican Folkloric
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • St. Pius V School features many exciting opportunities! - Classes for children from age 3 to 8th grade - Full-day pre-school and kindergarten - A safe, values-centered environment - Before and after school programs - Music education for every student
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
235
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
350

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Fenwick
Holy Trinity
St. Ignatius
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1919 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
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Phone: (312) 226-1590

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