Xavier High School's Open House is Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. A sampling of what you will find when you come to the school conveniently located at 181 Randolph Road, just off Exit 11 on Route 9.
We're here to serve others: Our students learn all about how to help others in so many ways, from service hours to retreats to mission trips to collecting canned goods for a local food bank, just a small portion of the opportunities that exist to grow in one's faith and reach out to others.
M-X, XOC, ECE ... here's an initial introduction: M-X is Mercy-Xavier, as in the combined drama club that puts on a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. XOC is the Xavier Outdoors Club, and ECE stands for Early College Experience courses that give high school students the opportunity to enter college with credits.
It's music to our ears: There is a concert band, a jazz band, a chorus, and a string ensemble. You can hear them at various functions, from Masses to games to Christmas and spring concerts.
We are great sports: Xavier knows how to win on the field while conducting itself with great dignity. There are E-Sports, as in electronic sports, and V-Sports, as in varsity sports. Xavier has a storied athletic history, with 92 state and New England titles, and a long list of varsity, junior varsity and freshman sports teams. And last spring, the E-Sports team won a state title.
Stewards to God-given creation: There is a recycling club and an Environthon club, not to mention more than 1,200 solar panels on the roof of the school and on the side of the building.
Classic cars and the drive to succeed: The Classic Car club puts on a classic car show in May. Anything from a classic Corvette to a classic Bentley might show up. Out students are driven to succeed by an experienced group of teachers and coaches, including several Xavier graduates.
Down the road: The Class of 2019 is off at college, with 92.5 percent at a four-year school and 96.6 percent at a two- or four-year school. The Class of 2019 also received $6.7 million in scholarships. And we recently wrote about two of our 2019 grads, Carmine Grippo (Quinnipiac) and Ryan Downey (Sacred Heart), being elected freshman class president at their colleges. Those stories are at facebook.com/xavierHighCT.
So check us out. The building will be full of teachers, coaches, administrators, staff, student tour guides, and alumni. Don't miss the chapel, a central part of who we are. Or the recently renovated gymnasium. And check out the view from the music suite.
Xavier is a private, all-boys Catholic High School in Middletown, CT. It is a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School.