Piarist School Archery Team Competes in State Tournament

2867CDF5-7DDA-4856-AD47-F39946338CFEFA9D1919-1290-4FBD-B47E-68FB823E98BEWe are very proud of our Piarist Knights Archery Team. 13 students competed at a tournament containing more than 400 archers. Our Knights rose to the challenge, faring well despite facing competition from all across the state!

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Congratulations to the Piarist Knights Track Team!

We are so proud of our Knights! They were amazing at the Magoffin County All Comers Meet!


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2021-2022 school year

Hey everyone!

It’s springtime now and that means we are thinking about getting ready for next year. We’d love to talk to you about enrolling in Piarist for the 2021-2022 school year for both middle and high school.

Here are a few things you should know:

We are private, but that doesn’t mean expensive. We are TUITION FREE! Yes, you read that right, NO TUITION.

We provide FREE transportation from many of the surrounding counties.

Thinking about college? Did you know that 100% of ALL OF OUR GRADUATES have gone on to college? Most with excellent scholarships.

Please give us a call at 606-789-1967 if you would like more information about joining the Piarist family!

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Mrs. Duna Combs


To Our Piarist Family

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we reach out to everyone tonight with news that our beloved Mrs. Duna Combs passed away on Sunday, December 20 after battling a long term illness.

Mrs. Combs taught studio art, art history, and countless other art classes at Piarist for over 20 years.  Her passion for teaching inspired a love of art in generation after generation of our students.

She was beloved by students and faculty alike.  From seeing joy at the smallest things in life, to traveling to France, and even skiing with friends, Mrs. Combs’ love of life inspired us all. Our hallways and hearts will be duller without her light. We are all better for having known and worked alongside her, and we know that many of you feel the same way.

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New Faculty

We want to welcome Ariana Doderer to our faculty! She is teaching Studio Art this year and we are so excited to have her with us.

She lives in Oil Springs, Ky and currently assists with Our Lady of the Mountains school in Paintsville, Ky. She attended Paintsville High School and graduated with the Bobby Mullins scholarship and multiple art scholarships to Morehead State University in 2012.

While in high school, she was an avid athlete – playing basketball, soccer, track, and cross country. She holds 8 PHS track records and was regional champ all through middle and high school, also placing in state championships each year!

During all of that, she also discovered a passion for art and discovered that she loved using all types of media and materials to express herself!

She studied Art ed...

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Volleyball Season is Here

Volleyball is upon us and the Student Council is busy making preparations for the season. They are in need of donations for the concession stand. All donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the school during normal business hours. For question or more information, please contact Ranetta Howard by emailing rhoward@piaristschool.org. As always, GO KNIGHTS!!

The following is a list of items needed:


Cans of soda

Bottled water

Candy bars

Small bags of chips

Any other prepackaged items

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Donate Button now allows Credit Card donations

We have added a donate button to the top of the page where you can now directly send a credit or debt card donation to us securely. If you choose to do this, please leave us your address so that we can thank you or drop us a note or phone call to let us know – 606-789-1967.

As always, we will never ask you for money in any letter you may receive.

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Applications for Emergency Home Repairs

Applications for Emergency Home Repairs will be accepted beginning in February 2020.


  • Must own your home needing the repairs.
  • Must show proof of income.

Please call Audrey Collins (Outreach Director) with the Piarist School Outreach Ministry at 606-789-1967 for an application after January 31.

Please remember that all work is done through the generosity of volunteers.

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Senior Jaiden Greene chosen as Horatio Alger Scholar!

It’s really been a fabulous week to be a Piarist senior! Congrats to Jaiden Greene for being 1 of 8 students in Kentucky to be chosen to be a Horatio Alger Scholar! This honor comes with an awesome $10,000 scholarship

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Senior Grace Orsborne accepted to UPIKE Optometry Scholars Program

Senior Grace Orsborne was accepted into the UPIKE optometry scholars program. She applied for this scholarship a few months back and received a call last week to come in for her interview. They were so impressed with her that they gave her a tour, let her meet the University Dean and then after her interview told her she was accepted!

We are so proud of your accomplishments!

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