Xavier College Preparatory – Phoenix

4710 North Fifth Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85012


Phone number: 602-277-3772

Established: 1943

Enrollment: 1,206 | All female

Curriculum: College preparatory

Leadership: Sr. Joan Fitzgerald, BVM, President | Sr. Joanie Nuckols, BVM, Principal

Mission Statement

Xavier College Preparatory is a Catholic community that strives to prepare young women of faith with knowledge, skills, and integrity to meet the challenges of a changing global society in a positive and productive manner.

Faith Community

Four year comprehensive theology program faithful to the Roman Catholic Church teachings. Students learn the value of volunteerism, sharing, charity, and giving selflessly.

Christian Service Program

  • 40,000 cans of food to St. Vincent DePaul at Thanksgiving
  • Water bottles for Andre House
  • Bottles for Bethlehem
  • Every club and athletic team gives service
  • BVM world outreach in Ecuador and Ghana
  • 30,000 community service hours given annually

Outstanding Academic Opportunities

Innovative offerings challenge the mind, creativity and potential of each student through such programs as:

  • Great Books
  • EPICS (A design-based, service learning program focused on engineering, technology and service.)
  • 25 Advanced Placement Course Offerings
  • Extensive Dual Enrollment Program with Rio Salado College
  • Fine Arts: full range of course offerings in the performing and visual arts

Major Awards

  • Three times selected as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education: 1991, 1996, 2013
  • Three-time recipient of the AIA Girls Equity in Sports Tony Komadina Award for Most Outstanding Girls’ Athletic Program
  • Recipient of the AIA Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cup Award for the Most Outstanding Program in Academics, Athletics, and Activities
  • Twice named one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the U.S. by the Catholic High School Honor Roll

Scholastic Achievements

  • 100% acceptance at four-year colleges or universities
  • Average of 20 National Merit and Commended Scholars yearly
  • 50% of graduates earn thirty hours of college credit through Dual Enrollment
  • Thirty-three students of the Class of 2016 and fourteen in the Class of 2015 earned their Associate of Arts degree concurrently with their Xavier diploma
  • Every student completes at least one Advanced Placement course.
  • Annually over 160 students receive Advanced Placement recognition for their high achievement on multiple AP exams

Going Global: Ecuador, France, Ireland, Germany, & Nicaragua

  • Provides opportunities to participate in the world community
  • Witness our Catholic beliefs through service and worship
  • Experience and appreciate other cultures
  • Welcome students from other counties to Xavier and Arizona