Award Year: 2016

Saint Xavier High School

1609 Poplar Level Road
Louisville, KY, 40217-1359

(502) 637-4712

Mr. Francisco Espinosa Jr., Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Louisville

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Saint Xavier, a Catholic college preparatory high school, engages young men in rigorous academic and extracurricular programs that foster respect, honor, and service to God.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 92%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Chemistry students classifying reactions in a single replacement reaction experiment.

Chemistry students classifying reactions in a single replacement reaction experiment.

For 152 years, Saint Xavier High School, steeped in Xaverian traditions, has sustained a long and distinguished history of excellence in the education of young men. Concerned with the development and formation of the whole student -- mind, body and spirit - Saint Xavier provides unparalleled opportunities for each student to explore his interests and develop his talents. Through a prevailing community culture that places emphasis on building lasting relationships between students and among students and staff, Saint Xavier's wonderfully committed faculty personalizes the instructional program, extends the learning environment to co-curricular and extracurricular activities, supports each student's growth, and celebrates his successes. Rigorous academics, highly competitive athletics, excellence in the arts, engaging campus ministry programs and an array of activities foster achievement, personal accountability, preparation for post-secondary studies, and service to those in need. Advanced Placement Exam results, AP National Scholars, ACT scores and college matriculation rates document student achievements and indicate strength in instructional design and support for all students.

Enduring relationships and the unique St. X culture extend for a lifetime with alumni, parents and friends who actively engage in school life and enrich the opportunities for current students through generous support. Their investments provide tuition assistance for more than 30% of the student body, superb facilities and personal examples of loyalty, service and lifelong learning. In harmony, small things continue to grow!