Xavier High School

1600 W Prospect Avenue
Appleton, WI 54914-0549
     Tel: (920)733-6632
Grades: 9 - 12 | 600 students
Xavier High School's mission is to create for its students a Catholic Christian community in which students, faculty, staff, and parents may together: foster a faith relationship with God, show a loving concern for neighbors, develop individual talents, strive for academic excellence in a world of ever-changing technology, and nurture a sense of personal dignity.
Our mission empowers and energizes this faith community to serve the Fox Valley area, acquire a global vision, and challenge society with the values of Jesus Christ.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 600 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Xavier High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 21 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, College Business, English, Environmental Science, German, Macro Economics, Psychology, Spanish, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History  
Average ACT score 25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Xavier t-shirt or Xavier polo shirt; no denim pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,838
Tuition Notes Scholarship Assistance is available
% on Financial Aid 15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,050
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Donna Fahrenkrug


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDrill Team,
Ice HockeySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Book Club, Bowling Club, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Chinese Honor Society, Cinematography Club, Environmental Club, Forensics, French Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), German Honor Society, International Club, Key Club, Link Crew, Math League, Mock Trial, Peer Helpers, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Club, Rock for Life Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Spirit Think Tank, Sportsmen's Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Theatre Club, Xavier Honor Society Art Club, Book Club, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Forensics, Key Club, Link Crew, Math League, Mock Trial, Peer Helpers, Ping Pong Club, Robotics Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Theatre Club, Campus Ministry,
Chinese Honor Society,
Cinematography Club,
Environmental Club,
French Honor Society,
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA),
German Honor Society,
International Club,
Photography Club,
Rock for Life Club,
Spanish Honor Society,
Spirit Think Tank,
Sportsmen's Club,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
Xavier Honor Society,

School Notes:

  • Xavier High School has been recognized by the Cardinal Newman Society as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the country. This was based on excellence in Catholic identity, civic education and academic achievement.
  • The last six graduating classes had an average composite ACT score of 25.2 with 98% of the classes taking the test.
  • Xavier has established a "bring your own device" (BYOD) program in the area of technology.  All students are required to have a laptop to use in their classes.  Many textbooks are online and Google Docs are used for many assignments.  Xavier uses Haiku as a learning management system.
  • Xavier has used a block schedule since 1996.  Students typically have four classes a day with no study halls.  The graduation requirement is 29 credits but most students earn more than this minimum.
  • Xavier offers a five-year program in Spanish, German, Chinese and French.
  • Xavier offers Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses in engineering and biomedical sciences.  These are hands-on, project-based courses that are for the most part offered outside the school day/year.  These courses are supplemental to our core science classes.
  • Fifty international students from 12 countries attend Xavier.  Many are from China and South Korea.
  • Xavier excels in athletics and the arts and offers numerous opportunities to its students to grow in their faith.
  • Xavier has a Christian Service requirement.  Students must perform 10 hours of service each semester for a total of 80 hours before graduation.  Most students perform at least twice that number before graduation.

Profile last updated: 02/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kennan Academy (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kennan Academy (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Academy Of The Fox Cities (1.2 miles away)
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