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St. Pius X School serves students in Preschool-Grade 5 in the RCS school system, along with sister school Holy Spirit. Centrally located in Rochester, St. Pius X provides a solid educational foundation to every student to capture their interest and reveal a path toward lifelong learning.




Vote for The Nest for "Best Preschool" and Help us Win for the 5th Year in a Row!

Thanks to YOUR support, The Nest at RCS has been nominated for "Best Preschool" in the Post Bulletin's Best of the Best Awards! Vote now, and help us win for the 5th year in a row!

Did you know? All RCS Preschools have now achieved 4-Star Parent Aware status - the highest rating possible and a mark of excellence in Early Childhood of many reasons to vote for The Nest today!

Just click below, scroll down to Best Preschool, and select "The Nest at RCS" once per day from July 19 until August 5.

Vote for the nest now! 


Enrolling Age 3-Grade 5 for the 2024-2025 School Year!

A few spots remain in our Early Preschool-Grade 5 programs for the upcoming school year!  

Don't wait - seats are filling fast! Apply today, and soar to new heights in 2024-2025! No enrollment fees required. 

Announcing our NEW Early Bird Kindergarten Scholarship - $500 Tuition Discount!

Help spread the word with families you know: We are excited to announce our NEW Early Bird Kindergarten Scholarship program! Families with students who will be entering Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year will be eligible to receive a $500.00 tuition discount when enrolled by Feb. 1, 2024. 

Current families: Register for Kindergarten here. 

New families: Click here to apply for kindergarten today!

Get Ready to Believe and Read! Rochester Catholic Schools Announces Transformative Literacy Partnership with Best-In-Class Program

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration between RCS and best-in-class literacy initiative, Believe and Read, setting the stage for a game-changing journey towards academic excellence and a lifelong love for reading!

Believe and Read is a proven initiative that will bring the LETRS from Lexia methodology (based in the “science of reading” or structured literacy) to our elementary schools through outstanding professional development and teacher coaching.

All students who participate in the program will benefit — struggling readers become proficient, and good readers become great ones!

We warmly welcome you to join us in championing Believe and Read, and to spread the word with families you know!


Location and Contact Info.

1205 12th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Hours: 8:25 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

(507) 282-5161


Mr. Dave Jenson

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We owe it to ourselves and to our Creator to develop the gifts and talents we have been given. The bar is set high—but not out of reach—for each of our students according to their individualized need, encouraging them to grasp their fullest academic potential.

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Faith & Service

We know that faith without works is incomplete. In the spirit of that connection, we offer students a chance to develop their faith—through both study and application—with an education that is authentically and unapologetically Catholic.

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Physical Activity & Athletics

We are called to take care of our bodies, and athletics are a great way to have fun doing it. Above all, developing core skillsets like teamwork, perseverance, and humility can translate effortlessly to all other aspects of our lives.

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Fine Arts

We were designed to create. Not only does art fulfill a fundamental need for us to express ourselves and think about the world in new ways, but it also contributes to the academic, emotional, and social well-being of our students.

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Every student's array of personal interests is as unique as they are. That's why RCS supports dozens of extracurricular teams, clubs, and groups—so your student can explore, experiment, and excel in whatever interests them.

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The RCS Pathway

As part of the RCS learning pathway, St. Pius X School fosters holistic growth throughout a student’s journey from early childhood to adulthood.