The St. Pius V School Athletic Program provides students with the opportunity to develop their athletic skills in track and basketball. 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.
Students interested in running track participate in the Catholic Elementary School Cross Country League. Track season runs in both the fall and the spring. Cross Country provides students with the opportunity to develop their running skills while staying physically fit. The program also fosters the ideals of good sportsmanship and team camaraderie. Students train after school and compete against other local Catholic schools in both dual meets and championship meets.
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). Basketball season runs during the winter months. 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 www.NSCESBL.com.
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. Their athletic and academic accomplishments were featured in this 2019 article by The Daily Item: www.itemlive.com/2019/02/21/a-special-group-coming-together-at-st-pius/. Several of these young men earned scholarships to local Catholic high schools, and now as they achieve new academic and extracurricular feats in high school, many continue to play basketball for their high schools as well.