Admission Procedure

Admission Procedure

Entrance Exam

See Admissions Important Dates for the next scheduled Entance Exam

Use our secure Online Registration form for the Entrance Test which will be held on November 16th;
Pre-registration is recommended and will be available online beginning September 1st each year.

Incoming freshmen are required to take the Xavier High School Entrance Exam in order to be considered for admission to Xavier High School. This exam is only for 8th grade students and is the first step in applying to Xavier High School.

The Entrance Exam, otherwise known as the High School Placement Test (HSPT) measures a student's skill level in the following areas: verbal, quantitative, reading, mathematics, and language. This exam belongs to the SAT/ACT family of tests and places value on critical thinking skills.

Study guides for the HSPT are available at local bookstores.

Application/Testing Fee: $50.00 is payable at the time of registration for the exam. 

Test begins at 8:00 a.m.

Please drop off students in front of building.

Pre-registered students can report directly to the room indicated on post card to be mailed the week of the exam.

Students need to bring 2 #2 pencils

No calculators are allowed.

Dismissal is approximately 11:15 a.m.

Please pick up students in back of building.

Students will receive applications before leaving.

Only those students who take the initial entrance exam in November are eligible to receive entrance exam scholarships.


Students who take the entrance exam receive an application to complete with the help of their parents. Each student is asked to write an essay about why he wishes to attend Xavier. Students must include copies of their 6th, 7th and 8th grade report cards with their application. Acceptance is based on the results of the entrance test and grades in the seventh and eighth grade. In some instances, an interview is required before an admissions decision is made. Upon acceptance, and parental registration, a $500 registration fee is due.

Transfer Students

Students wishing to transfer into Xavier High School are asked to call 860-346-7735 ext. 702 for information on the transfer process. They will be asked to schedule an interview at which time they will need to provide transcripts from previous and current school years. Following the interview they will need to complete an application containing an essay explaining their reasons for wanting to transfer into Xavier. Acceptance decisions are made as space becomes available.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Xavier High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship or financial aid.

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