Welcome to Xavier Academy!
We are a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents. Xavier offers promising learners a rigorous, student-centered, empirically validated education with integrated support that fosters independence and self-advocacy. We model and teach our students to own their impact and empower them to speak and stand up for equity and social justice. No greater evidence exists than the energy that abounds our campus. The joy of learning at Xavier is palpable and abundant, and our students take on their curriculums with joy and purpose.
Our school spans all grade levels providing a college preparatory education for students of strong potential and diverse backgrounds. You can find all the information about Xavier Academy here on our website, but what is harder to feel via a site search is the distinctive spirit that pervades the Xavier Experience.
We are a mid-size school but with the opportunities, excitement, and diversity of a large school. The Xavier Academy culture is unique in that the student’s intellectual life, academic excellence, character development, and well-being nourishment play an equal part in our educational process. Students are treated like young adults and encouraged to ask difficult questions and wrestle with challenging issues, all within a context devoted to mutual encouragement in a life of integrity. It is often said that there is more to learn, but Xavier Academy provides a safe place to learn and be your truest self. We develop global citizens who live lives of significance and integrity.
Alive with energy and rich diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent, and first-class attractions, making it a world-class city. Home to a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings, and a population full of optimism and spirit, Houston is no wonder a popular international destination. The diversity of our students, families, administration, faculty, and staff leads to the further enrichment of the holistic self that allows a student to flourish across the globe. We foster the development of world citizens: peacemakers, advocates, creators, and thinkers. We cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity. Xavier prepares students for the dynamic world they will inherit and lead.
Our deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of Xavier. We recognize and value the enrichment that comes from a community of people from diverse races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic groups. This commitment intends to deepen our understanding of different experiences and provide a broad platform for sharing and appreciating those differences. Excellence comes from diverse communities that offer multiple perspectives. Xavier’s commitment to building a truly inclusive community is woven into the fabric of our mission and reaches into every corner of school life as we seek to enlarge every student’s capacity for mutual and self-respect.
We hope you will come to know us, the longest-standing unique leader in collaborative education in Houston. Our students are surrounded by a supportive community with talented, caring individuals on our faculty and staff, and engaged and involved parents. Collaboratively we guide our students to live authentically, think expansively, and innovate courageously while living a joyful life. We hope to serve you soon!
With warm regards,
Richard De La Cuadra
Head of School