Why Xavier? It's The X Factor
Since 1963 Xavier has been building men out of boys. There is an X Factor to it all. That something special, that someone special, that moment in time that can change a life. It is that which makes Xavier unique, separates its students from others, takes them to the highest level. It is the challenge at this all-boys Catholic high school to become a Xavier man who EXCELS.
E is for Expect To Excel
From sports to clubs to the classroom, excellence is a way of life.
- Xavier has 90 state and New England titles in athletics.
- Its Engineering Team has won four national titles since 2011 and last year also won its first international title, and its Robotics team is nationally recognized.
- The school had 55 Advance Placement Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year, and eight National Merit Commended Students for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program.
X is for Xaverian Tradition
The building blocks to set you up for a lifetime.
- The Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools inspire lives of learning, faith and service. Humility, trust, zeal, compassion, and simplicity are the values of the Xaverian Brothers.
- It is a close-knit community: There are only 13 XBSS schools in the United States.
- Masses, a Peer Ministry program, prayer services, Eucharistic Adoration, and religion courses help mold the spiritual side of the student.
C is for Challenge Yourself
We expect a lot, but give the tools to help make it happen.
- There are 55 college credits offered through Advance Placement (AP) or UConn Early College Experience (ECE) classes in a variety of disciplines.
- Play one or more of 18 sports offered, join any of the 46 clubs, participate in the fall play and/or spring musical, go on a service trip in the U.S. or Guatemala .
- Use all of your God-given talent to help others and respond to the school motto, “Be A Man.”
E is for Each Other
All for one and one for all … we’re in this together.
- The students can be more focused and are taught by teachers who teach and relate specifically to boys.
- The environment fosters a camaraderie and meaningful, lifelong relationships.
- There is a feeling of community among the boys that extends to the faculty, staff and alumni. Find yourself, there is something for everyone.
L is for Leadership
See a hole, fill it. Notice a need, take care of it. Grow into the person you want to become. No restrictions, just encouragement.
- Do as 71 incoming seniors did in August 2018: participate in the Xavier Leadership Institute (XLI), a weeklong event.
- Become part of the Big Falcon/Little Falcon program. Each freshman – or transfer student – is assigned a senior, a Big Falcon, who will be able to help in the transition into a new school.
- Become a driving force among your peers in any number of ways, from being a sports team captain to starting your own initiative or club.
S is for Service
We are called to help others, central to the Xavier experience.
- There is an international service trip to Guatemala every year and a domestic trip to Camden, N.J.
- There are many local service opportunities throughout the academic year, many of them posted outside the Campus Ministry office. A graduate will have done at least 65 hours of community service. So many go beyond the basic requirement.
- The Ryken Service Society runs a monthly canned food drive to benefit the Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown. Last year more than 10,000 cans were collected.
Xavier has more than 40 clubs and activities, 18 varsity sports, offers 55 college credits through Advance Placement or UConn Early College Experience courses in an all-boys environment that expects excellence among its students, faculty and staff. The demands are for four years; the rewards are for a lifetime.