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Q. What is the total current enrollment?
A. 424 students

Q. What is the student to teacher ratio?
A. 25:1

Q. What is the tuition at St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy?
A. St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy tuition for the July 2019 - June 2020 school year is $8,550 with parent fundraising. Books, uniforms and athletic fees are approximately additional $1500. 
 
Q. Is there financial assistance?
A. We provide Need-Based and Merit-Based Financial Aid. Both Need and Merit Based Aid require applications. The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) also provides need-based financial aid for catholic school students. Click Here for more information on Financial Aid.

Q. How old is St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy?
A. We are blessed to have two founding schools and charisms that have been blended to create St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy. Pius X High School was founded in 1953 on the Downey Campus. St. Matthias High School was founded in 1960 at the Huntington Park Campus. St. Mathias High School transitioned to the Downey Campus as an all-girl’s school in 1998. In 2013, the co-educational St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy was established. We honor and learn from our two strong catholic school traditions while building for the future.

Q. What is Open House and when is it held?
A. Each year, St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy’s Open House provides students and their parents an opportunity to explore all that PMA has to offer. Prospective families are invited to get to know our community, meet teachers and students, tour campus, observe academic demonstrations and visit multiple displays. Open House takes place on December 7, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 pm. PMA Information Night on January 15, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 pm is designed for those who can’t make it to Open House, but would still like to get more information.
 
Q. Where is St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy located?
A. Our beautiful 17 acre campus is located in Southeast Los Angeles County. Located on Gardendale Street, the campus is at the southern most portion of the City of Downey and borders the City of Southgate and the City of Paramount.  We are located near where the the 710 and 105 Freeways meet.   

Q. Does St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy provide bus transportation?
A. Bus transportation is not provided by St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy. PMA has a designated student drop off area on Gardendale. Student parking is also available.

Q. Do students wear uniforms?
A. Students have both an everyday uniform and formal uniform for Mass, and other special events.

Purchase uniforms at:
Michael’s Uniforms
225 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 672-2170
www.michaeluniforms.com

Q. Are students required to have a laptop or iPad?
A. All students are required to have either a MacBook or ChromeBook. iPads or other models of tablets and laptops are not allowed. Laptops must be charged and ready to used every day in class. More information about device and technology requirements are available here.

Q. What about your lunch program?
A. We provide a hot entree that may be purchased from the cafeteria during lunch, as well as breakfast food during break. There are also a variety of sandwiches, salads and snacks available for purchase. Only cash is accepted. There are also microwaves available for students bringing their own lunch.

Q. How are textbooks purchased?
A. Textbooks are available for purchase through MBS Bookstore. PMA’s bookstore page can be found here.


Q. Does St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy have organizations for parents?
A. The PTO and Athletic Booster Clubs are parent organizations that support students and the school. PMA is blessed to have involved and engaged parents/guardians at our school.

Q. How strong is St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy's alumni community?
A. We are 126 graduating classes strong! St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy is blessed to bring together the diverse groups of alumni from Pius X, St. Matthias, and St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy. Through our alumni events, we bring together the diverse charisms and enthusiasm of these groups towards a common goal of connection and community rooted in Catholic Education.

Q. Do St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy students perform community service?
A. All Students are required to perform a minimum of 25 hours of service each year. The Christian Service Program encourages students to reflect and think deeply about the impact their service has on their community, their world, and themselves. Most students go above and beyond their required hours, with PMA students contributing thousands of hours of service each year.

Q. Who do I contact with more questions or for an application to St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy?
A. Contact Anthony Boulahoud, Admissions Coordinator, at aboulahoud@piusmatthias.org or by phone at 562-861-2271, ext.1040 or Roxanne Santiago, Admissions Support, at 562-861-2271 ext.1015.