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4710 North 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012

(602) 277-3772
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December 09, 2014
This school weighs heavily the amount of money a parent can donate. Their children do have advantages over others. The principal has been there 50 years and while stability is a good thing, things are stuck in a rut. She doesn't even have an email address that parents can send emails to. Everything has to go through her secretary and often times things are "lost." Look at the reviews below, things are getting worse as the years go by. There are many disappointing reviews in the most recent years. If you are considering Xavier, I would ask to see their attendance records. I know that for my daughter's class, they started out with about 325 and maybe 250 graduated (i think the actual number was lower). That's over a 25% loss in enrollment. To me that signifies a big problem. If you have a child who is struggling do not assume that because you are at a religious school that anything will be done to help them. This includes severe bullying etc. Parent involvement is very high. Most of the families are wonderful, it is a shame that the school's leadership doesn't support these girls as they should. Brophy is a great example of positive leadership.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
I have always believed that academics are most important. If you want a better social life or better athletics this would be a school for you. However, Xavier is not good at challenging students and making them thrive academically. Girls go here when they want to be popular or be recruited for sports, not because they want to go to a top name school and learn. If you want an easy A with no challenge; this is your school. If you want to learn and have to work hard; go somewhere else!

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2013
If you say it's the worst school, then don't go there. You complain that they are harsh if you're not Catholic. The School is called a Roman Catholic High School for a reason. Almost everyone there is Catholic. If your not Catholic, then learn to read and don't go to a Catholic school. It's as simple as that.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2012
I went into Xavier expecting the most amazing school, how wrong I was. I am a 4.0 GPA student and I found the academics were nothing special, I actually believe I got stupider in some of my classes because of how uninteresting the teachers make it. These disinterested teachers kept their bored students occupied with mindless busy work. The teachers were probably the most cold and wicked people I have ever met. Yes, I said wicked, a number of the teachers would make students cry every day. The discipline was unfair and harsh. The faculty have no idea what it is like to to be a teenage girl and they feel the only way to deal with misbehavior is endless detentions. If you are not Catholic, get ready for it to be shoved down your throat. Unless you agree with every single thing that the Catholic Church says or does, keep your mouth shut. No First Amendment rights here. Xavier only relies on their reputation, which is long gone. Save your money and go anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2011
There are not enough words to express how wonderful this school is and the impact it has on the young women that attend. The school has a culture of excellence and the students want to succeed. Yes, the tuition is a factor but in the long run, so worth it. Almost every graduate receives some form of scholarship for college tuition so the investment in the Xavier education is a no brainer. Xavier has a long track record for producing confident and intelligent young women. If you are looking for a school for your daughter, this is the best one out there.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
My daughter entered last year as a freshman coming from a public middle school. What a difference! How can a straight 'A' - Principals list student in the public sector be so far behind? There is not much accountability in the public school - they teach you to pass the AIMs test. At XCP they teach you critical thinking - that is the big difference. The teachers at XCP have been fabulous in working with her to bring her to grade level. She has met incredible friends that she'll have for life. She love's XCP as do I!!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
I agree wholeheartedly that this is an amazing school. However, I am really disappointed with the teachers' organization with grading. Although my daughter has managed straight A's all year, there were many times when she was left wondering about grades for assignments. The freshman counselor is no help at all. The kids and community are wonderful. Teachers are good, but I wish they would be more accountable as they expect the kids to be. Taking weeks to grade a presentation is ridiculous, and posting a grade online without any feedback is just silly. What happened to teachers returning papers with feedback? And although we donate to CTODP, we did not get any funds last year & received no scholarship. I cannot see donating to CTODP any more since my kids never get any funds in return. If a straight A student cannot get a scholarship, then who can?

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October 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 07, 2009
One of the greatest regrets of my life is leaving Xavier after my junior year. All of these reviews say it best, it is the best high school in Arizona. The teachers are great, the academics prepare students for college, and my faith was built so much there. Even with leaving a year early, I am still graduating college in 3 years.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2009
This is an amazing school. You walk away with so much knowledge and understanding of tour peers and the world. This school is like a tight knot family where everyone cares about eachother, even if they did not know them. My experience at Xavier has been more than what I thought it would be. I love it there!!

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2009
I loved the experience I received at Xavier and now that I have graduated I miss it dearly.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2009
My mom attended Xavier and from birth I was told I would also attend XCP. The all-girl environment and long commute had me apprehensive, but I would never trade my experience at XCP. Honestly it was the best 4 years of my life, and when I entered college I was more prepared than a vast majority of other students. If you are debating sending your child to Xavier, quit torturing yourself with the decision and just do it! I guarantee your daughter will love it! I miss it so much that I've considered returning as a teacher!

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2009
The teachers are some of the smartest individuals you will ever meet, classes are small, Brophy is right next door, tons of dances, mass once a month. Very tolerant of different religions. I'm Mormon going to a Catholic school. Xavier is awesome!

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2009
My freshman daughter loves Xavier, tho was apprehensive at first. Small classes (21-25 students), and teachers teach critical thinking and techniques for effective studying. Most teachers aren't nuns. Friendly students: my daughter (who only knew 1 girl when she started) has more friends than she could have dreamed of! Mass required once/mo. as is yearly theology class; Catholocism is presented but not pushed (we aren't Catholic; 30%+ are not). Brophy bus service provided to E. Valley makes transportation easy (cost=$110/mo). Academically outstanding w/ great teacher support. A challenging school for the academically serious girl who also wants to have fun. A little heavy on requests for add'l financial contribution (above the tuition), but easily ignored. No cafeteria but hot lunch available. LOTS of boy contact and social activities w/ Brophy. High academic and moral standards, but not overbearing. Excellent women role models. Great choice for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2008
I attended Xavier College Prep after going to public elementary and middle schools. I attribute a lot of my success to time spent here. Xavier provides a rigorous and rewarding curriculum and allowed me to meet some outstanding women--including my classmates. Initially, I did not like Xavier in the least, but after having graduated university (NYU) and finding a job I love (in NY real estate), I can say without a doubt that Xavier was one of the best decisions my parents made for me. All my fellow alumnae agree.

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November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 22, 2008
Xavier is a very good high school. I mostly admire how the girls really are self-confidant about all aspects of their lives. Area of growth - counseling, especially for college.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
Xavier is the best high school experience anyone can ask for regardless of religious affiliations or beliefs. Xavier is a supportive community that goes beyond excellence to create women who are capable of creating a better world.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2008
This is my daughter's first experience in a private school. She has always been a highly motivated, outstanding student. I was worried that she would 'just be average' at a school like Xavier, but I could not have been more wrong! She is amazing and so is the school! She is challenged like she has never been before -- in her own words, 'I can't imagine myself anywhere but Xavier!' We were worried about the high cost of tuition, but I encourage you to take advantage of the AZ tax credit to defray the cost of tuition. Every penny we are paying for Xavier is well worth it!

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October 23, 2007
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October 19, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 04, 2007
It took a lot of persuasion to get my older daughter to attend Xavier but we thought she needed a more personal atmosphere than she could get at a public school. Her younger sister, who was adamant she would never consider an all-girl school, is a kid we figured could do well anywhere. Yet, when she saw how much more quickly her sister matured (emotionally and intellectually) than classmates from the public middle school, she finally told me 'I guess I'm going to have to go to Xavier.' Both experiences have been life-changing. And mornings are so much easier with a uniform and no worries about makeup, hair, etc. etc.

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August 11, 2007
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August 10, 2007
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July 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2007
This school is one of the best in Arizona for its quality of education and development of young women. The girls are fantastic and everyone gets along perfectly. You could have a wonderful time at this school because there is something for everyone.

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2007
Xavier is an amazing school that builds confidence as well as independence. The school is wonderful about creating leadership and ability through clubs and great academic opportunities. They have a club or team for everyone and have an excellent liberal arts program. All of the sport teams and liberal arts start from any experience level and are extremely competitive and skillful. The girls will have an independence away from the guys but still have chances to take classes including Latin over at Brophy. The academics are amazing. They offer honors as well as Great Books for the over overachievers with math levels going past calculus. There is no better school to go to for High School than Xavier. It is a great school for all young women that are looking for a successful future.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2006
Xavier has lived up to all of our expectations. It is just overall a great school!

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2006
Teachers really empower these women to achieve. Community atmosphere with caring faculty. Excellent sports programs. I loved this school.

- submitted by a former student
April 21, 2006
Xavier has offered an excellent experience for both of my daughters. Staff is caring, and the education they have received could never be matched in a public school. If you have a dedicated student athlete, Xavier is unbeatable!

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
Top notch school! I am thrilled with the young woman my daughter has become during her 4 years at Xavier. She is prepared academically and spirtually for the future. She received several FULL college merit scholarships. There is no comparison with her public school counterparts. She deeply cares about the world she lives in and wants to give back to the community. Do whatever it takes to send your daughter to XCP. I promise it's worth it!

- submitted by a parent
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Xavier College Preparatory High School
4710 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85012
(602) 277-3772
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