Welcome to Xavier

Dear Prospective Xavier Students and Families,

Thank you for your interest in Xavier College Preparatory. The choice of the right high school is a very important decision for you and your family, and we encourage your serious consideration of Xavier as you begin to evaluate your options.

We offer a unique environment for young women with an outstanding college preparatory curriculum. Since 1943, we have continued our longstanding tradition of educating young women of faith pursuing excellence.  From our beginning and continuing today, Xavier has been staffed by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

A young woman who becomes a student at Xavier becomes part of our community and our family. We are dedicated to our mission of preparing our students with the skills, integrity and confidence they will need to meet the demands of a constantly changing global society.

Our Catholic identity is present and actively incorporated into our faith, academic, and community lives. We provide regular opportunities for all in the school community to experience prayer and sacraments with daily prayers, monthly all-school Masses, daily optional Masses before school in the Chapel of Our Lady, and monthly faculty liturgies. Our Theology curriculum and instruction is faithful to the Roman Catholic Church teachings and, as part of their curriculum, our students continue their learning outside the classroom through their participation in a precedent-setting service oriented outreach program to the Church and the community.

As they take leadership roles and hone their skills on the sports field, in the performing and visual arts, with the more than 70+ clubs and activities on campus, and in all aspects of their Xavier experience both in and outside the classroom, our students broaden their life experiences and grow spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally. The caring and committed faculty challenges and supports our students as they encourage them to explore and expand their interests, knowledge, and talents.

We welcome you to visit the links from this website to get to know us better and our admissions process. Fill out the prospective student inquiry form if you would like to receive our printed materials.

We look forward to meeting you on the Xavier campus.

Paula Petrowski
Director of Admissions

Admissions Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Paula Petrowski 

    Xavier College Preparatory
    Director of Admissions
    (602) 240-3104
  • Nancy Schissel 

    Xavier College Preparatory
    Director of Admission Records
    (602) 240-3112
  • Vanessa Running 

    Xavier College Preparatory
    Teacher/Academic Public Relator/Director of Communications
    (602) 240-3135
  • Stephanie Preach 

Xavier College Preparatory

4710 North Fifth Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
P. (602) 277-3772
F. (602) 279-1346

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