Xavier College Preparatory
Xavier College Preparatory is a Roman Catholic High School for young women. Centrally located in metropolitan Phoenix on a beautiful 19-acre campus, the diverse population of this vibrant Catholic high school includes young women of all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. The current 1200 Xavier students come from more than 150 different elementary and middle schools, public, private and Catholic.
Since opening in 1943, members of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) have held the primary leadership roles at Xavier. They continue their dedication today, working alongside a caring and dedicated faculty and staff. Together, as a community, they challenge, encourage and support Xavier students in their growth as women of faith, expanding their knowledge, interests and talents.
What We Stand For – Our Mission & Philosophy
Xavier College Preparatory is a Catholic community that strives to prepare young women of faith with knowledge, skills, and integrity to meet the challenges of a changing global society in a positive and productive manner celebrating unity in diversity.
We, the community of Xavier College Preparatory, are committed to a belief in God according to the tenets of the Catholic faith enlightened by the Second Vatican Council. In that spirit, we believe in providing opportunities for all to contribute to the community of faith.
We fully believe in the ideals of democracy, integrity, tolerance, and respect in harmony with the love of God, of self, and humankind, and we affirm the fundamental roles of parents and families as primary instruments of faith and education.
We also believe in conscientiously reviewing and improving our college preparatory curriculum, educational goals, and performance objectives, in order to sustain a learning process that encourages personal growth, faith development and community involvement for the young women entrusted to our care.
What Is A Xavier Education?
Women of Faith Pursuing Excellence Recognizing Unity in Diversity
Educating the whole person-intellectually, physically and spiritually – is the guiding premise of a Xavier education. These young women deserve the most competitive morally-grounded education possible.
The curriculum is designed with young women in mind. The Xavier administration and faculty make curricular decisions that emphasize women. Female role models in history, other social sciences, literature, fine arts, science and the Church are brought into the curriculum on a regular basis.
Attention to the cognitive and social development of girls maturing into young women is paramount. Xavier is committed to fostering excellence in academics and character in young women. Such attributes will serve them in high school, college and adult life. The environment is less socially pressured than at co-ed schools. Although there are numerous opportunities for Xavier students to share a variety of activities and classes with boys at Brophy College Preparatory, they generally appreciate the more supportive atmosphere of all-girl classes. Young women who might be timid about expressing themselves intellectually in co-ed classes will often readily take part in classes with no boys present.
Every leadership position in the school is held by a woman. The president of the student body will always be a woman. The president of National Honor Society will always be a woman. The captains of all the leading sports teams will always be women. There will always be women serving as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers of the Word and editors of the school newspaper and yearbook.
The school is staffed by women in administrative positions, giving testimony to women’s leadership abilities. While most co-educational schools have men in the highest offices of the school, Xavier has been led since its earliest years by the Sisters of Charity, BVM.
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