NCEA Monthly Feature School: Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky

Saint Xavier High School, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers since 1864, engages young men in rigorous academic programs and extracurricular activities that foster respect, honor and service to God’s world.

This mission statement is taught and lived out every day in our classrooms and community. The tradition at Saint Xavier High School promotes a brotherhood that lasts a lifetime. St. X has built this tradition around our robust academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs for over 150 years.

The commitment of our students and teachers in the classroom contribute to our average ACT score of 26, our 94.5% AP student pass rate, and most recently the 2016 National Blue Ribbon School Award. Our 5 academic programs allow for a customized schedule for each student based on their individual needs and abilities. The customized schedule promotes learning at the highest level for each student. With an average class size of 18, our teachers are able to form a caring relationship with our students to ensure personal attention and success. The class of 2016 earned $24.5 million in scholarships to colleges and universities around the country and the National Merit Corporation. These facts are proof of our mission to prepare our young men for a successful future.

The excellence in the classroom carries over into our community. In 2015-2016, St. X students contributed over 31,000 service hours throughout our community, expanding all the way to Belize. The service performed include but are not limited to helping insulate houses through Project Warm, feeding the hungry through Dare to Care, and performing funerals for the less fortunate through the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society. The service we do is a great opportunity for our students to serve God and understand the importance of giving back and living out the Xaverian Sponsored Schools core values.

The athletic and extracurricular activities at Saint Xavier High School are what bring the student body together and promotes brotherhood in the school. St. X offers over 65 different activities for all interests. We promote greatness in all that we do. In 2015-2016, we added 9 state championships in our athletic sports, bringing our total to 223 in our storied history. The athletic accomplishments are accompanied by many prestigious awards in our computer science, robotics, arts, and engineering programs.

Saint Xavier High School is tradition, pride, brotherhood, and success.