College Placement

Welcome to the St. Pius X High School Post-Secondary Advisory Office

St. Pius X has a legacy of college preparatory excellence, with 100% of graduates the past seven years attending college. Nearly all StPX graduates the past 25 years and more also continued their education after high school, be it two-year, four-year or technical universities and colleges, along with military service.

Access to college and career counseling begins during freshman year and continues through graduation. Along the way, students have opportunities to chat with colleges that visit campus (over 60 such visits per year) as well as tour college campuses as part of the 693 Program. Mr. Schutte, who was a 20-year college admission professional before joining the St. Pius X staff, has office hours available every day for student meetings and is also available for before and after school meetings with parents.


693 College Visit Program

Unique to the St. Louis area, the St. Pius X 693 Program sees students take SIX trips to NINE colleges in their first THREE years of high school. These trips, led by Mr. Schutte, expose students to several different types of colleges—junior colleges, regionally ranked private universities, a pair of land-grant state institutions, and in SLU a US News & World Report Top 100 school. Many St. Pius X graduates have found their eventual college or university through these trips, while others use the tours to determine which types of schools are most appealing to them.

The St. Pius X Parent Club, along with several host schools, pays nearly all of the expenses associated with these trips. Typically the only out-of-pocket cost for students is lunch of three of the trips.

2019-20 Date College(s) Class
Tuesday Oct. 22 Columbia College Juniors
Thursday Nov. 14 Southeast Missouri State U Sophomores
Friday March 6 Jefferson College Freshmen
Thursday March 12 Westminster/William Woods Juniors
Thursday March 26 SLU/Webster Sophomores
Thursday April 16 McKendree/SIU-Edwardsville Juniors



College Matriculations St. Pius X Graduates 2016-2019

Arkansas State University Missouri University of Science & Technology
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Murray State University
Ball State University Ozark Community College
Benedictine College Paul Mitchell School
Benedictine University Purdue University
Columbia College Quincy University
Creighton University Ranken Technical College
Culver-Stockton College Rockhurst University
DePaul University Saint Louis University
DePauw University Southeast Missouri State University
Drury University Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Fontbonne University St. Charles Community College
Grabber School of Hair Design St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Harris Stowe State University St. Louis Community College
Illinois College St. Mary's University (Texas)
Illinois State University Truman State University
Iowa State University University of Arkansas
Iowa Wesleyan University University of Central Missouri
Jefferson College University of Evansville
Kansas State University University of Mississippi
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary University of Missouri
Lewis & Clark Community College University of Missouri - St. Louis
Lindenwood University University of Missouri- Kansas City
Marquette University University of North Alabama
Maryville University University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
McKendree University Valparaiso University
Mineral Area College Webster University
Missouri Baptist University Westminster College
Missouri Southern State University William Jewell College
Missouri State University William Woods University