Developing the whole person...
"The best decision I ever made was sending my daughter to Saint Francis Xavier . . . Reinforcing the values of home at school, and vice versa, is a powerful influence in creating remarkable young adults."
- Maureen Connelly, Alumna Parent
We provide a comprehensive educational program that promotes Christian values. We challenge students to respond to the needs of the time and help them see the relevance of a Christian value system in their daily lives. Our students are taught to understand the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, virtue and vice; and how to make good choices.
Personal responsibility helps give students a feeling of accomplishment and self-reliance. Students are guided to take responsibility for their own actions and for their learning. They are taught the importance of reliability and consistency in doing what they say they will do, and of keeping the commitments that they make.
A special part of Saint Francis Xavier School is our "Church Buddies" program. Older students are paired with younger students to accompany them to church on Mass days and to join in special classroom activities from time to time. It builds our community-- encouraging older students to grow in responsibility and delighting younger kids by providing them with a "big buddy" at school.
Tuesdays are special because they are our school Mass days. Our school is served by two excellent priests, Monsignor Lavalley and Father Sanderson. At Mass, students are encouraged to embrace the values of faith, including love of God and others, humility, gratitude, honesty, courage, peace, self-discipline and moderation, fidelity, chastity, loyalty, dependability, respect, unselfishness, sensitivity, kindness, friendliness, justice, and mercy. Our students are reminded that as beautiful as they are on the outside, they are even more beautiful in the eyes of God and others when they radiate joy, kindness, compassion, and love from the inside.
Our students are also encouraged to serve others. Through food drives, special collections for disaster relief in other states and countries, collections for household items and necessities for those in need locally, our community reaches out to help others.