St. Pius Tenth School receives $100,000 gift

A donor who has requested anonymity has given $100,000 to support the work of St. Pius Tenth Catholic School in Chili.

“This is a tremendously generous gift that will be put to great use helping our children for years to come,” said Stephen Oberst, princial of the school at 3000 Chili Ave., Chili. “It is a strong statement of support for the ongoing ministry of Catholic Education. We are so very grateful.”

St. Pius Tenth, founded in 1954, is a state-certified school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students in pre-K through 6th grade. It is part of the Monroe County Catholic Schools system. In addition to standard classes taught in a faith-filled Roman Catholic environment, St. Pius offer programs in Physical Education, Music, Art, Computer/Technology and Library Science, Extended Kindergarten, Enriched Reading and Advanced Math and Remedial Programs in Math, Reading and English Language Arts. St. Pius offers a hot lunch program and has a full-sized gym for sports, assemblies and other programs.

Those wishing to make a financial gift to support Catholic Schools should contact the Diocese of Rochester Office of Stewardship at 585-328-3210 or e-mail

For more information about St. Pius Tenth School, please visit or contact Principal Stephen Oberst at 585-247-5650.