Curriculum


The Archdiocese of Baltimore Curriculum is designed to prepare students to be Catholic, College and Career Ready. Each course of study fosters students' Catholic identity, shaping them to be models of Christian living for others. We provide students with a curriculum that is rigorous and rich in various disciplines. By continuing to implement new standards that are challenging, we work to fulfill the promise of quality Catholic education that educates the whole child: mind, body and soul.

Operating under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools, St. Pius X School follows the Course of Study developed by this educational entity. This curriculum meets and exceeds the curriculum requirements for the Maryland State Department of Education. The Archdiocese of Baltimore periodically reviews and updates curriculum. Please read the Archdiocesan Statement on Curriculum Revisions that explains the process and the value of these periodic updates.

It's our ministry as Catholic educators to embody our faith in everything we do. We model and teach children how to form a personal relationship with Jesus and build a foundation for life long learning and discipleship.


A Well-Rounded Curriculum

The distinctive purpose of St. Pius X School is to provide educational opportunities that lead to a fuller humanity and Christianity — to provide opportunities for intellectual excellence and spiritual development in a loving, caring, Christian environment

Though the basis of our curriculum is grounded in State of Maryland and Archdiocese of Baltimore guidelines, SPX students are enriched by the inclusion of foreign language instruction, technological instruction and special programs in middle school algebra.

Our students are well prepared, as evidenced by our performance in the Stanford 10 testing and the impressive number of students who earn high school acceptances and scholarships each year.


Measuring Performance for Growth and Direction

SPX students are challenged to meet rigorous academic standards. Progress Reports are distributed three times a year; and grades are prepared using the Archdiocesan model shown below.

Grading Scale

A+ 97–100
A 93–96
B+
89–92
B 85–88
C+ 80–84
C 75–79
D 70–74
E 69 and below

Achievement Comments
(Supplied for Additional Reinforcement)

P Demonstrates Proficiency: able to apply and explain material consistently and independently
G Very Good Progress: able to apply and explain material on a regular basis
S Satisfactory: able to apply and explain material to meet the basic grade level standard
I Improvement Needed: able to apply and/or explain material somewhat/some of the time
N Not Yet Demonstrating: rarely able to apply and/or explain material