At a Glance

How Well Do You Know Xaverian?

Located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Xaverian is a private, co-educational, Catholic, college preparatory school for grades 6-12. Established in 1957, it is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers. One of New York City’s leading schools for over 55 years, we educate nearly 1,200 students each year. Xaverian has graduated a network of over 15,000 successful and responsible Catholic alumni, educated in the longstanding tradition of the Xaverian Brothers. True to that tradition, we give our students the opportunity to grow in their faith, intellect, leadership skills, musical passions, athletic talents, and much more.

Xaverian Offers

  • A cutting edge, one-to-one learning environment with iPads for every student
  • A highly acclaimed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program through
  • partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs
  • A STEM 100 school: 100% of freshmen and sophomores take STEM courses, with students being given the choice during their freshmen year to be considered for the PLTW engineering or biomedical science track for their remaining three years
  • A unique internship program with 65 partner organizations in the fields of architecture, engineering, journalism, law, business, medicine, dentistry, arts, culture, politics, military, and law enforcement
  • College credit opportunities through numerous AP, St. John’s University, and Syracuse University courses
  • A comprehensive college counseling program resulting in placements at prestigious schools such as Princeton University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Columbia University, New York University, University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, Macaulay Honors at CUNY, US Naval Academy, and US Military Academy at West Point, with the class of 2016 earning $36,880,924 in scholarships
  • Unique extracurricular offerings, including the renowned MAX (Music at Xaverian) Program, as well as a competitive athletic program for boys and girls
  • Private bus service for students traveling from Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and parts of Brooklyn

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  • Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools

    The Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools is a network of Roman Catholic secondary schools who share a common mission and a similar governance structure. Most of the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools trace their origin directly to the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier (Xaverian Brothers) and its mission of evangelization through the ministry of education. Other XBSS schools have come to embrace the Xaverian governance model and mission after a history of association with other religious congregations or dioceses. Each school, however, has its own particular identity, history and tradition and incarnates its mission in unique ways.
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Mission Statement

Xaverian High School is a college preparatory school which provides educational opportunity for learners of all types. Rooted in the missionary charism of St. Francis Xavier and consistent with the principles and commitment of the founder of the Xaverian Brothers in America, Theodore Ryken, Xaverian High School is dedicated to the development of the person through academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, and Christian service to neighbor and community.

Faithful to the spirit of its founder, Theodore James Ryken, Xaverian High School responds creatively to the challenges of the present and the future by being a place in which people are attentive to the Lord's call to learn, to serve and to become contributors to the freedom, beauty, and wholeness of themselves and others; where people are prepared to serve their brothers and sisters in ways that are appropriate to their dignity as children of God, and thus become persons living in close relationship with Jesus, their brother.

Xaverian High School is one of 12 Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools.The Xaverian Brothers view the mission of its sponsored schools as that of bringing forth Christ to the people in the school communities. To ensure the integrity of the communication of God's message to these school communities and the conformity of individual lives and teachings to that message, the sponsors see as essential the need to listen carefully and continually to the movement of the Spirit and to nurture the life of the Spirit in the individual schools.

Vision Statement

    A Xaverian High School education has a profound effect on the lives of its students. As a Xaverian Brothers prep school, we provide academic opportunities to a diverse student body, enabling a realizing of potential, imparting an understanding of commitment, and creating a desire to excel.


    • To educate young men and young women 
To preach the Gospel
    • To encourage faith development among all students
    • To develop lifelong learners
    • To demonstrate academic and instructional leadership
    • To provide for the physical development of students
    • To manifest the ideals of the Xaverian Brothers
    • To embody caritas
    • To develop good citizens
    • To build community within the school
    • To maintain financial responsibility
    • To model ideals
    • To promote professional development
    • To use cutting edge technology as an educational tool
    • To offer counseling and personal support to students and their families
    • To foster relationships with the larger community
Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.
7100 Shore Road         Brooklyn, New York 11209         Phone: (718) 836-7100