History & Mission

We prepare our students to learn, to grow, and to lead

St. Pius X School educates students:


“Through these doors pass our greatest gifts… God’s children.”


In 1994, Bishop Sean O’Malley, then Bishop of the Fall River Diocese, envisioned a need for Cape Cod to have a Catholic high school and Catholic elementary schools built on the Cape. In 1998, Bishop O’Malley asked Monsignor John J. Smith of St. Pius X Parish if the parish would build the first new Catholic elementary school. The groundbreaking ceremony for the school occurred in May of 2003. The school was completed in February of 2004. It is fitting that Saint Pius X School opened in 2004, as it was the 50th Anniversary of the founding of St. Pius X Parish. Our parish was the first parish established by the Fall River Diocese after Pope Pius X was canonized and the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Fall River by Pope Pius X.

St. Pius X School opened its doors to students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through four in September 2004, with a staff of experienced teachers and a veteran principal, Mrs. Patricia G. Marmen, who had overseen the designing and construction of the building. A fifth grade was added the following school year. The school expanded to include a departmentalized Middle School, welcoming sixth, seventh and eighth graders in September 2006.

Mr. Jack Regan was hired as the new principal and assumed responsibility for St. Pius X School in August 2009. Mr. Regan worked to increase the enrollment at St. Pius X School to 232 students during the 2010 – 2011 school year. Upon Mr. Regan’s retirement in the spring of 2011, Mrs. Anne Dailey was appointed principal of the school.


We prepare our students to learn, to grow, and to lead:

  • in a community of teachers, staff, parents, and parish family joined in partnership to educate our children in Catholic faith and values
  • in a setting of academic excellence and high expectations serving a diverse population of PreK-Grade 8 students on Cape Cod.
  • in an environment that inspires the pursuit of knowledge, promotes service, and instills leadership.
  • in a school culture that provides opportunities for each student to attain full potential as a caring citizen and person of faith.
  • under the guidance and direction of a dedicated and committed faculty who values success for each student.
  • with opportunities to explore growth in the arts, in athletics, and in a growing variety of extracurricular experiences.
  • with an understanding of mutual respect for each individual.
  • as successful and competent young men and women who continue their educational path in competitive secondary schools.