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Athletic Program


The purpose of the St. Pius V School Athletic Program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their athletic skills in basketball and track.  Student athletes learn the rules of the sport while learning important life lessons of teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship.  The athletic program aims to promote school spirit and further enhance the school's mission by teaching the "whole child."  

Students in Grades 5 - 8 who meet the school's criteria for "DOING ONE'S BEST”  and "BEING KIND TO OTHERS" during the school day are eligible to try out for a team.  Students who are selected for a team must sign a contract and pay a fee before they will be allowed to participate. This contract states that a positive attitude and attendance at practices and games is required of each team member.  Parents also sign a contract that lists the parental responsibilities when a child is participating in the sports program. 

St. Pius V has four basketball teams:  Boys Varsity (grades 7-8), Girls Varsity (grades 7-8), Boys Junior Varsity (grades 5-6), and Girls Junior Varsity (grades 5-6).  Our teams participate in the North Shore Catholic Elementary School Basketball League (NSCESBL) with other Catholic schools on the north shore.  Winning varsity teams from NSCESBL compete in the Archdiocese of Boston CYO Tournament.   For more information on NSCESBL, including game schedules and scores, visit their website

Our 2019 Boys Varsity Basketball team came out in the No. 1 spot for the regular basketball season, finishing the regular season undefeated 12-0.  They went on to participate in the Archdiocese of Boston CYO Tournament.  Read about the athletic and academic accomplishments of our star basketball team in this article by The Daily Item: