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Number of Students

600 (7% international)

Teachers with Advanced degrees




St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School

Private Day School – Appleton , Wisconsin

Xavier High School is a Catholic college preparatory school that strives to create for its students a community in which students can develop individual talents, strive for academic excellence in a world of ever-changing technology and nurture a sense of personal dignity.

The academic wing includes a chapel, five computer labs, four science labs, a large guidance suite, and an expansive library media center. Each classroom was equipped with the latest in technology including a ceiling-mounted projector that is connected to the Internet, cable television, and a DVD/VCR. The school’s performing arts center includes a 749-seat theater plus new rooms for band, chorus, drama and art.

Xavier High School offers unique courses available in the subjects of Computer Applications, Mock Trial, Criminal Justice, 3-D Design, Architectural Drafting, Statistics, Accounting and Marketing.

In 2012 Xavier High School was a recipient of the "Top 50 Catholic High School Honor Roll." The honor roll recognizes excellence in Catholic identity, academics and civic education at Catholic high schools across the United States.

Community Information
Appleton is the largest city along the Fox River in Wisconsin. It is a very active city hosting around 50 events every year ranging from music festivals to farmer's market at the area famous Houdini Plaza which also doubles as a park and meeting place for residents. The city also offers many sports, hiking, and biking trails that international students can take advantage of. 

Appleton is found about 40 minutes southwest of Green Bay.

Area Population: 73,000
City Website: City of Appleton

Estimated Start Date: Late August
Estimated End Date: Early June

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students

600 (7% international)



Teacher/Student Ratio


Average Class Size


ESL Programs


IB Programs


Offer Diploma


School Uniform


Campus Size

30 Acres

Religious Affiliation


Teachers with Advanced degrees


Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Acceptance Rate



  • 2D Design
  • 3D CAD Modeling
  • 3D Design
  • Acting
  • Acting Troupe
  • Advanced Computer Graphics and Design
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basic Drafting
  • Ceramics
  • Chorale
  • Compositional Techniques
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Assisted Drafting
  • Concert Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Jewelry
  • Media Basics
  • Media Production
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre
  • Wind Ensemble

AP Courses

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Environmental Science
  • Macroeconomics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • US Government and Politics
  • US History


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Drill Team
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Bowling
  • Chess
  • Environmental
  • Forensics
  • French National Honor Society
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Key
  • Mock Trial
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Ping Pong
  • Prom Committee
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Robotics
  • Ski
  • Spanish National Honor Society
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • Theater

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Marquette University, St. Norbert College, University of Minnesota, Purdue University, UCLA, Brown University, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin (Madison, Whitewater, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Lacrosse, Oshkosh) Stubenville University, Florida State University, University of Florida

University Acceptance Rate: 98%

ACT Average:

Since 2000, Xavier has had 28 National Merit Scholar finalists, 28 National Merit Scholars commended students and 12 Kohl Scholarship recipients.

Closest International and Local Airports: Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), Appleton International Airport (ATW)
For Details Visit Website:   Xavier High School

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