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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. Located in the heart of downtown Rochester, St. Pius provides a solid educational foundation to every student to capture their interest and reveal a path toward lifelong learning.


It's RCS Day of Giving!

It's RCS Day of Giving! Help us reach or exceed our goal of $50,000, and support essential programs and initiatives by donating to St. Pius X School. Make a gift in the car line, school office, or RCS Central Office and pick up an RCS eagle keychain! You can also make your gift online below. All gifts made between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. will count toward our goal. Thank you for your support!


Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2023 with RCS Jan. 29 - Feb. 4 

There’s a lot to celebrate at Rochester Catholic Schools! Join us during National Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2023, as we rejoice together. To begin our celebration, families are invited to attend Mass at our RCS parishes on Jan. 29. School and system events will follow throughout the week, including the RCS Day of Giving on Jan. 31, President’s Reception on Feb. 3, and an Instagram giveaway! We look forward to celebrating our schools, faith, mission, and YOU - our community! 


Apply for the 2023-2024 School Year by Feb. 1!

We are currently accepting applications for new students for the 2023-2024 school year in all grades, early preschool (age 2) - grade 12! At Rochester Catholic Schools, you will discover faith-filled classrooms, a rigorous curriculum, supportive learning environment, and family-like community. 

Don’t wait - submit your application today!

If you are applying for Preschool, please contact us at or 507-424-1817 first to confirm availability in the specific program you desire.  

Priority application and tuition assistance deadline is Feb. 1. 

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Apply NOW!

Explore The Award-Winning Nest Preschool at our upcoming event series, Toddler Time!

Looking for a place to call home for your 2-5 year old for the fall of 2023? See firsthand why The Nest Preschool has been voted THE BEST in town for the third year in a row at our upcoming event series, Toddler Time!

Join our early childhood educators on a Saturday morning, where we’ll have stations of play, exploration, classroom tours, and FUN for you and your child. The event will take place on Jan. 7 at Holy Spirit Catholic School, February 11 at St. Pius X School, and March 11 and St. Francis of Assisi School.


Questions? Email 

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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.