St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School is dedicated to the academic, social, and spiritual growth of early adolescents.
Through a challenging academic program, a rich array of co-curricular activities, and most importantly, a sincere community of faith, St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School meets the unique needs of early adolescents, serving students in Grade Five through Grade Eight.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 255 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,850
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
255 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Admissions Director
Mrs. Jennifer Canzano

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Archeology Club, Art Club, Babysitting Course (Red Cross certified), Board Games Club, Book Club, Bowling Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Craft Club, Debate Club, French Club, Girls Group, Math Club, Movie Club, National Junior Honor Society, Poetry Club, Quilting Club, Quiz Bowl, Social Action Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Technology, Yoga Club, Young Mens Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Art and Literary Magazine, Band (Wind and Percussion Ensemble), Chorus, Dance, String Ensemble, Winter Musical

School Notes

  • Mission Statement
  • The school is a caring community that embodies the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teaches the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.An educational ministry of the Diocese of Fall River, the school serves students and families of all faiths across Cape Cod, the Islands, and southeastern Massachusetts who seek distinctive co-educational elementary, middle, and high school Catholic education.  Through strong relationships and worthy example, the school recognizes students` gifts, develops their potential, and inspires their pursuit of truth through faith and reason.
  • Statement of School Philosophy
  • Our school embraces the teaching of the Catholic Church, which recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children. As such, it is important to articulate the mission, philosophy, and vision of the school so that parents can understand our approach and determine if the school best fits their family goals. Our school philosophy is based on five fundamental values.
  • A Community of Care and Concern
  • School culture and environment are premised on the idea that people learn best through relationships that are positive, encouraging, respectful, and professional. Therefore, the school retains qualified faculty and staff members capable of forming healthy relationships marked by mutual respect and shared goals.
  • Full Personhood under God
  • From Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, we know that our most important charge is the full human formation of our students, who are created in the image and likeness of God. Such formation requires a program of intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social-emotional experiences that help students realize their worth and the central role of God in their creation, lives, and destiny.
  • Academic Excellence
  • Students deserve both robust academic challenges and robust support to meet them. The school offers a thoughtfully-developed curriculum based on the Catholic liberal arts tradition and inclusive of evolving STEAM approaches. When expectations are set high, and relationships of respect prevail, students tend to meet those expectations. In equal measure, support and appropriate accommodations are provided for student success.
  • Opportunities to Grow and Thrive
  • The school`s philosophy of challenge and support is equally operative in the athletic, performance, artistic, and other co-curricular endeavors. Students are provided opportunities and encouraged to explore new dimensions of themselves in an environment designed for appropriate risk-taking and growth. We believe in maximizing options and activities so that students are not "waiting in line" and as a result, more readily grow through new endeavors.
  • Spiritual Life and Christian Service
  • The school program is rooted in the Catholic Faith. We strive to know, love, and serve God, as Jesus taught, through prayer, worship, and service. In order to educate the whole child truly and to live our pilgrim journey on earth, developing habits of prayer, regular worship at Mass, and meaningful acts of Christian service are of ultimate value. Through prayer, worship, and service, students develop their spiritual dimension, actively engage with other persons in need, and prepare for their ultimate destiny.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 255 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,850
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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