School Philosophy

St. Pius V Catholic School is a community dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, moral, aesthetic, physical, and social education of each student. In partnership with parents, the primary educators of their students, we encourage intelligent choices, responsible actions, and active participation in the Catholic Faith.

Why St. Pius V School?

Building God’s Kingdom

The mission and philosophy of St. Pius V Catholic School continue to guide us as we provide students with the best spiritual and academic formation possible. This includes:

  • Daily religion classes and school-wide prayer
  • Weekly mass attendance
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Training for, and participation in, Sunday and other special Masses as musicians, altar servers. and lectors
  • Affordable tuition and tuition assistance for qualified families
  • Clear 6-year term of accreditation from WCEA/WASC
  • Experienced, certificated administrators and teachers
  • Full-day Transitional Kindergarten (4 yr. old) and Kindergarten (5 yr. old) classes
  • Morning and afternoon daycare
  • Inclusion
  • Blended learning in grades 3 – 8
  • Norm-referenced, nationally standardized testing program
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Handwriting
  • STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) and inquiry-based assignments
  • Departmentalized junior high (grades 6 – 8)
  • Advisory period in grades 6 – 8
  • Elective classes for grades 6 – 8
  • Leadership opportunities for junior high students
  • Service opportunities for all grades/Service requirement for junior high
  • Physical Education program
  • One-to-one technology in grades 2 – 8
  • Computer Lab and campus-wide technology access
  • Common Sense media technology safety training program
  • Internet Access in all classrooms (Content filtered for students’ safety)
  • Security gates and cameras throughout the campus
  • Choice Lunch program
  • After school activities
  • Interscholastic athletic teams (grades 5 – 8)
  • Web-based grading and reporting system (Sycamore – see links on main Parent page)
  • Music classes for all grades
  • A full-service library
  • Assemblies and field trips