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 private, 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 94 state and New England titles in athletics.
- Its Engineering Team has won four national titles and one international title since 2011, and its Robotics team is nationally recognized.
- The school has one National Merit semifinalist and four Commended Students in the Class of 2021 as well as 26 Distinguished Scholars in the Class of 2021.
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 19 Advanced Placement® courses as well as 14 UConn Early College Experience (ECE) courses worth a total of 54 credits in a variety of disciplines.
- Play one or more of 21 sports offered, join any of the 37 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 talents 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 about 75 incoming seniors do each year in August: 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. In some years more than 10,000 cans are collected.