St. Francis Xavier High School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School is a Catholic college preparatory school that offers unique courses, not typically available at the high school level. International students will be able to try subjects like Computer Applications, Criminal Justice, 3D Design, Architectural Drafting, Statistics, Accounting and Marketing.
The academic wing includes a chapel, computer labs, science labs, a large guidance suite, and an expansive library media center. Each classroom is equipped with the latest in technology. The school’s performing arts center includes a 749-seat theater plus new rooms for band, chorus, drama and art.
SPORTS AND ARTS
St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School athletics has a rich tradition of success, and typically, well over half of the student body participates each year.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School’s art program is also very impressive. The Xavier Theater Academy is an intensive learning/performance class geared toward dedicated,
serious performers and technicians. Students prepare for and present public performances of a Broadway musical at the end of each session.
Appleton is situated along the Fox River, about 40 minutes south of Green Bay and two hours north of Milwaukee. The largest park in Appletonhas several baseball/softball
fields, playground equipment, an indoor ice skating rink, a sledding hill, a picnic pavilion, a catch and release fishing pond and B.B.Q. grills.
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size21
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Speciality ProgramsProject Lead The Way / STEM
Accepting Students in GradesYes
ELTiS Required228 minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Accepts Semester Students on case by case for Spring US Transfers Only; Can Not be 21 at Graduation; Airport Code: ATW; Earliest Arrival Date: August 22nd, 2018; Graduation Date: May 29th, 2018; Sports Eligibility must be confirmed by the WIAA after Enrollment is confirmed - Contact Athletic Director for further details
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