Founded in 1847, Xavier H.S. is an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school in Manhattan that educates intelligent, motivated young men of diverse backgrounds and means.
Xavier teaches students to take responsibility for their lives, to lead with integrity, to act justly in service of others, to pursue excellence in every endeavor and to deepen their relationship with God.
Ultimately, Xavier forms young men who will go forth to transform the world for God’s greater glory.
Rooted in a commitment to Jesuit educational principles and Catholic values yet constantly adapting to today’s fast-paced world, Xavier H.S. is poised to offer young men a first-rate liberal arts education and prepare them for some of the best colleges and universities in the country. Beyond helping its students attain academic excellence, Xavier creates young men of competence, conscience and compassion.
How does Xavier affect such positive results in its students? By adhering to the principle of “Cura Personalis” – care of the whole person. Xavier’s teachers, coaches, counselors and administrators strive daily to ensure that every student is challenged, instructed, coached and mentored.
Aside from the rigorous academic course of study and successful athletic and co-curricular programs, Xavier offers students tremendous leadership and service opportunities in the form of its award-winning Military Science program and the continually burgeoning community service initiatives.
In other words, a Xavier gradu- ate is compelled to put his talents, abilities and the instruction he receives to work in service of God and others.