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Xavier High School

Xavier Men Transform the World
For God’s Greater Glory


Founded in 1847, Xavier High School is an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school in New York City 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.

This is the mission and the school proudly embraces it. Xavier is deeply rooted in Jesuit educational methods and Catholic values, yet the school is constantly adapting to today’s ever-changing world. To support the mission, through the generosity of alumni and benefactors, Xavier will open the 33,000 sq. ft. Fernandez-Duminuco Hall this September. The state-of-the-art facilities include a robotics classroom, performing arts space and band room replete with a recording studio. This space enhances Xavier’s ability to offer young men a first-rate education and instill in them the habits of mind and heart that prepare them for some of the best colleges and universities in the country.

How else does Xavier fulfill this promise to transform young men to become ‘persons for and with others’? By embodying the principle of Cura Personalis – care of the whole person – Xavier’s teachers, coaches, counselors and administrators strive to challenge, instruct and mentor each and every student.

Aside from rigorous academic coursework and successful athletic, Campus Ministry and co-curricular activities, Xavier offers students tremendous leadership and service opportunities in the form of an award-winning Military Science program and impactful Companions of St. Francis Xavier service and immersion trips. Sons of Xavier discover their hidden talents and abilities so that they may put them in service to God and others.

Come discover how Xavier delivers on its promise of sending forth young men of competence, conscience, compassion, commitment and creativity.