Xavier College Preparatory (Arizona)
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|Xavier College Preparatory
|4710 North Fifth Street
Phoenix, Arizona, (Maricopa County), 85012-1738
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Principal||Sister Joan Fitzgerald, BVM|
|Vice principal||Sr. Lynn Winsor, BVM, CMAA|
|Enrollment||1,177 (October 1, 2012)|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue, White and Kelly Green|
|Accreditation(s)||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|School fees||around $1,500|
|Tuition||$15,016.00 (full annual rate); $11,713.00 (reduced annual rate)|
|Dean of Students||Noreen Reed|
|Director of Admissions||Paula Petrowski|
|Athletic Director||Sr. Lynn Winsor, BVM, CMAA|
Xavier College Preparatory is a Catholic, all-female private high school in Phoenix, Arizona. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, drawing students from 120 local schools and transfer students from around the world.
Xavier was founded 65 years ago by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with 17 pioneer students. In the 2008–2009 school year, Xavier had over 1,200 (all female) students studying everything from aviation and architecture to chemistry and calculus. Students at Xavier share many liberal arts classes with students from Brophy College Preparatory, the all-male Jesuit high school adjacent to Xavier.
The curriculum at Xavier is a traditional college prep program. Honors classes are available in all areas of study, and AP Classes are also an integral part of the curriculum. All seniors take the AP Literature exam. In the past 10 years, the school has congratulated 82 National Merit Finalists, 143 Commended Scholars, 36 National Hispanic Scholars, and five National Black American Scholars. Xavier students have been designated Presidential Scholars in 1979, 1986, 1990, 2001, and 2008 ; Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalists in 1975 and 1993; and Flinn Scholar in 2004. In 2005, a national Catholic publication named Xavier as among the top five Catholic high schools in the nation. In the 1990-91 and 1994-96 school years, it was honored as a Blue Ribbon school.
XCP has an athletic program with numerous state championships including golf, tennis, swim, and dive teams, XCP fields championship volleyball, basketball, track, softball, and spiritline (cheer and pom) teams as well as active crew, lacrosse, equestrian, and badminton club sports.
The school operates on a rotating class schedule, which provides for early dismissal on Fridays throughout the school year.
The school uniform comprises blue and white polo shirts or Oxford shirts worn with the traditional blue and gold plaid skirt. Students may opt for custom designed XCP outerwear (sweatshirts, sweaters, and long sleeved t-shirts). They also have their choice of footwear, provided that their shoes have ankle straps or backs of some sort, backpacks or bags, and modest jewelry.
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