Community Partners for our Service Learning Project

Because the Piarist School believes that education must not be relegated to the classroom and that each student must acquire a holistic education, we are creating the Piarist School Service Learning Project. This project will connect students with Community Partners and place them in direct service of their surrounding counties. The SLP will require all students to complete 10 community service hours per semester. If any local organization needs help with a community project and would like to be put on the list of Community Service Partners, or simply has questions, please send an email to and we will contact you with all of the information!

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Summer Reading List

8th Grade Intro to Lit

1. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

2. The Sea Wolf – Jack London

3. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien


9th Grade

1. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2. Into the Wild – John Krakauer

3. Pride of Baghdad – Brian K Vaughan


10th Grade

1. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

2. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

3. 1984 – George Orwell

4. The Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte


11th Grade

1. Pride of Baghdad – Brian K Vaughan

2. them – Joyce Carol Oates

3. Rabbit, Run – John Updike


12th Grade (AP & Non AP)

1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Revised Edition – Thomas C. Foster

2. How to Read Novels Like a Professor – Thomas C Foster

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A Letter from Father Tom

Dear Friends

I have started my letters to “friends” in many different places such as the rectories of parishes that I am visiting, picnic tables at rest stops along some interstate highway or maybe in my recliner at home, but never as I am giving an entrance exam. While the hopeful young person is filling in a bunch of circles, I am starting this letter. This is the first Saturday in June and the last Saturday that I will be in Kentucky until September.

The appeal season is in full swing now. I just finished three consecutive weekends which took me to Providence, RI, Baton Rouge, LA and southeastern Minnesota. At the beginning of May, I had four new tires put on my minivan...

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Student earns a spot in the Celebrating Art Fall 2015 winners book!

Congratulations to 7th grader, Chloe May for earning a spot in the Celebrating Art Fall 2015 winners book!


Let’s keep our fingers crossed for more winners for the Spring 2016 contest!

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NHS Application Packets

The NHS application packets have been handed out. They must be returned to Jennifer Shepherd Harvey on or before March 16th. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer at the school.


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EKB News covers the Difficulties the Piarist School Athletes Face without a Gym

Piarist Knights 2015-16 previewOur Center Court preview takes a look at the Piarist Knights, who are playing games this season without a permanent home gymnasium to host games or hold practices. Makayla Colley tells us more.

Posted by EKB News on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The school opened in a new location this year and lost the gym from our old location.

These students show their dedication to education and to their love of athletics by pursuing both despite the difficulties. The school is currently raising funds to build a gym.

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Piarist Outreach Mission

boots (1 of 3)

2015 was very big year for us. As you know, we had to move our school from the building we had occupied since the 1990’s. After a long and uncertain process, we acquired an old alternative school in Johnson County that was in major disrepair. With the new school year looming, we had a strict deadline to meet to get the school ready for students and faculty. There was no way this would have happened without the amazing contributions of several groups who traveled to eastern Kentucky to help us repair and build classrooms, offices, and the outreach area.

We would like to acknowledge the tireless work of Helping Hands Christian Missions from Indiana. 2015 was their 10th year of working with us, and I cannot say enough how much we value their friendship...

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Lady Knight named Week 21 Girls Player of the Week

Congratulations Lauren Wright!

After averaging 41 points, 21 rebounds, and shooting 77% from the line, Sophomore, Lauren Wright, was selected as WYMTs Week 21 Player of the week. This is the second time she has received the honor.

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Both Piarist VolleyKnight teams easily defeated Martin County Middle School at home on Thursday night, which was also Eighth Grade Knight, and Abby Hall was honored in a ceremony held between the two matches.

Sixth grader Lane Eckle led the charge and had a game-high and career high 15 points on serve during the A-team match, serving six consecutive points on serve, and scoring twice off tips, during the first set and hitting seven consecutive points on serve, including an ace, the second time around during the second set. The VolleyKnights won 21-9 and 21-15 for their eighth season victory.

Sixth grader LaMika Shepherd had five points on serve, including an ace followed by three consecutive points on serve during the second set...

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There will be THREE entrance exams given at The Piarist School on Saturday morning at 9 am for students interested in entering grades 6-10. The exams will be given at the School on APRIL 25, MAY 2, and MAY 16.

The Piarist School is a tuition-free college preparatory school, which will be moving in August to old Route 23, just over the Johnson County line and across from Porter Elementary. Free transportation to the School is available from selected locations.

The entrance exams will all be administered at the current school, which is located at the second traffic light on Route 80 in Martin. Students will be taking the ScholasticTtesting Service Placement Test. The middle school test lasts an hour, and the high school test last about three hours.

For more information or to register for the...

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