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St Pius X School

Private | PK-8 | 282 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $278,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $960.

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Posted September 5, 2014

It's sad to see comments such as "posted August 5, 2014". The popular gossip in this school is that dministrators removed their children due to a lack of confidence in the school. I've heard this from more than one parent that I ran into (outside of school events). Those who attend the meetings, volunteer and generally show interest in the whole child (as is the Montessori concept) have a different view. Also, the "mean girl" comment: does that extend to involved dads? Too bad your experience is negative, but I can vouch for a positive experience. Most detractors don't buy into the Montessori concept and frankly, there are other schools that should meet their needs. No school is perfect, including St. Piux, but it's definitely not as bad as some have described here. Had a bad experience last year, but based on the new teachers, I feel a positive change in the works.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 5, 2014

St. Pius X. Many of the parents that volunteer are mean girls on steroids. The curriculum is so bad the administration has and is transferring their own children to other schools. The school is lacking in every kind (technology, etc.) of anything that is used today. There is basically NO second language course (one day a week starting in 3rd grade doesn't cut it). No official designated coaches for any sport. Do nothings about bullying. Financial help to who they want not who needs it. Too many of the teachers and administration don t smile when they greet students or parents. It seems as though the folks that work there are unhappy and it does impact the learning process.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 14, 2013

St. Pius X is a wonderful school. They teachers are always available to meet with you to discuss your child's progress, and the principal is very accessible as well. The families are very involved in volunteering for all events and are extremely friendly. While everyone has their friends that they are closest to, all of the students are kind to each other. My sons are in the 2nd grade and the Montessori Primary program.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 27, 2011

St. Pius X School has an incredible group of parents who work well with the faculty to create a great school community. I am honored to know them all.

Posted November 24, 2010

my child attended this school for pre-k. i found that the teacher was very set in her ways and didn't provide a diverse learning environment. i would only recommend this school if your child is an auditory learner. the curriculum did not teach to the various learning styles of the children in the class. even though the literature and the principal said they did. we decided it was actually better to send our child to an area public school than for them to remain at SPX. We loved the family environment but the academics and the learning environment didn't meet our standards, needs or expectations. i heard there was new leadership in place so hopefully this is a change for the better.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 26, 2010

My son transferred to St. Pius X in the 5th grade from another catholic school in the city. I was extremely overwhelmed by the principal, teachers, staff, students and parents. They welcomed my son with open arms and he made friends immediately. The academics are much more challenging and the extra curricular activites are amaxing. He is involved in activities that have opened his world to new possibilities that he can continue with in high school. Thank God we transferred him, if not he would have missed out on so much!!! I have experienced the other, St. Pius X is the BEST!!!
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Posted March 24, 2010

St Pius is a disappointment!!! The teachers are rude and unmotivated... I rarely see any teacher smiling... a few things that need to improve in the school is replacing the carpet to tile in the classrooms, get a cafeteria, and get a new principle since kids are dropping like flies at this school... if you are going to pay extra money for a private school i would recommend you run far far away from St Pius and FYI the public schools around St Pius provide a better education
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 7, 2009

the quick respond ,to any of my concern about my son
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Posted November 4, 2009

St. Pius X provides a nurturing learning environment where each child is known by name by all the teachers, staff, and students. The teachers and the administration work very closely with the parents to ensure that the school delivers a high quality experience academically, emotionally, and spiritually.
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Posted October 20, 2009

I have been associated with St.Pius for over 20 years. My two children are graduates who received a great education with solid values.
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Posted October 20, 2009

The principal and the teachers take a great deal of pride in their students and the school. The principal knows the name of all of her students all of them.
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Posted October 20, 2009

The teachers are great, staff and families supportive, curriculum top-notch, and class sizes small so all children get what they need to succeed.
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Posted October 20, 2009

simply because thru the years the academic level has continued to stay up on a level for all to learn from. With God at the top nothing can or could fail
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 20, 2009

My granddaughter attends and she is doing an excellent job learning and the school has a great atmoshere.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2009

I feel that the school offers a comprehensive curriculum in a safe and friendly environment.
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Posted October 19, 2009

As a new parent, I'm really impressed with the teachers, students and classes.
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Posted October 19, 2009

St. PIus X - Baltimore is a wonderful and caring school. They take the time to educate and love thier students as if they were their own. They have a lot of family oriented events to get all the parents, children and faculty together.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2009

St. Pius X offers an excellent education and a warm, welcoming environment!

Posted October 19, 2009

A wonderful school for the youngest student. By the second week of pre-k my son, my son knew quite a few of the older kids by name.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 19, 2009

My daughter is in her second year of attendace. Having been a first grader for almost two months, she has already learned so much. The work is challenging, the teachers are caring, and the class size is small. My daughter is comfortable and happy at this school and with her peers.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 44% 35%
White 44% 42%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6432 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
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