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Xavier College Preparatory High School

Private | 9-12 | 555 students

 

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Posted June 17, 2010

We have just transferred back so that my son can attend this school. He went to Gonzaga Preparatory High School in Spokane, WA for his freshman year and had a great year but he favors this school. He is enrolled in summer session and feels like he is back home with most of his elementary school friends. It is truly a great school. We are also so impressed by the colleges the first graduating class was accepted to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

For the greater glory of God we are all called to serve. Xavier and the St. Ignatius teachings are about the 5 core values: openness to growth, a commitment to social justice, kindness and a loving compassion for others, religiouis and faithfulness to God and an intellectual competence. Our son is a sophomore this year and we have seen tremendous growth in him and his friends. Xavier is truly a home away from home. Not only do we see the students make it their home, we see that faculty, teachers and parents have made it theirs as well. There is a great sense of comfort knowing that our children are getting the best education there is out there to prepare them for college. Through discussions with other parents, we all our in accordance that there is no other school like this in our valley. The community events we hold are unbelievable and are done with true professionalism. We are all men and women for others! Go Saints!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Xavier is so fun, awesome, and great. The teachers are really cool and everyone knows each other.


Posted October 9, 2009

Xavier is a great big family!!! Everyone is very friendly we all support one another and the Teachers & Staff are wonderfull and very helpfull. My son is very happy to attend this school he is very involve and he enjoys it (even though is a lot for a 15 yr. old.) As a parent I feel very priviledge to be part of Xavier College Preparatory, Go Saints!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I am really impressed by the level of parent involvement.
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Posted October 7, 2009

It is doing a great job in broading the interests of the children and educating them. It has high standards and encourages the students to live up to their potential.


Posted October 7, 2009

Xavier is pretty cool because it is like a community where everybody knows everybody and they all interact with each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

great motivation among the students,academically and sports. Great school,highly recommended for success.
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Posted October 6, 2009

The atmosphere is welcoming. Everyone is so happy and supportive. The students are exceptionally kind and courteous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Because we are the only school in the Coachella Valley that expects more of them as people.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2009

we are the best school out there, nuff said. but seriously as other people have said we are a family every face on campus is a familiar one and it gives you a great sense of security that i would say most other schools dont have
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

Xavier teaches our children to be great people first, great students immediately after that.
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Posted October 6, 2009

Xavier is so awesome! Not only is the campus gorgeously beautiful, but the people here are even more so. I don't think I've ever seen so many teachers willing to help however they can. They're obviously not just there to make a living, they actually want to help you succeed. =D
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

Great faculty and a great learning community....
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Posted October 6, 2009

Is the best school which has the best loving and caring faculty members who are always there when you need them. Not to mention the awsome comunnity !
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Posted October 6, 2009

Xavier is the home to the best teachers who genuinely love their students and want to give them the best education possible. I'm proud to be part of the Xavier family because that's what we are, a family.
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Posted October 6, 2009

Xavier- number one! Xavier is the best. Seriously. We've got so much to offer besides stellar academics. Even though our smarts are pretty great- tons of APs and honors courses, teachers that are willing to help you with work, etc. But it's more than that. We've got clubs galore that are filled with students that are passionate about all sorts of things. Sports are huge and we're building teams that are the conquerors of the future. And the fact that we focus on the curus personalis, the building of men and women for others- public service- is fantastic. Goooooo Saints!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

Xavier is not only a school but an extension of our family.
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Posted October 5, 2009

Xavier is a wonderful new school in it's fourth year with it's first senior class. The principal and all of the teachers are passionate about education and are incredibly dedicated to forming young men and women with and for others. 50% of Xavier students receive some amount of need-based financial aid and some of them will be the first in their families to even consider going to college. The education and care for the individual that they have experienced at Xavier will send them off into the world well prepared to be not only good students, but good people....
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Posted October 5, 2009

Great student to instuctor ratio. Great values. Awesome school.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 26%
Hispanic 27% 52%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • French
  • Spanish

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School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Chris Alling
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • JSEA
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (760) 601-3901

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  • College preparatory
  • Honors track
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  • Diocese of San Bernardino
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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34-200 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Phone: (760) 601-3900

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