National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence


Saint Xavier High School is proud to be the only Kentucky school to have earned the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award four times - 1983-84, 1988-89, 1992-93, 2016.

On Tuesday, November 8th in Washington, D.C., the United States Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. presented Dr. Perry Sangalli '76 and Mr. Francisco Espinosa, Jr. with the 2016 National Blue Ribbon School Award.  St. X is one among 50 private schools and 279 public schools that received the honor.    

National Blue Ribbon Schools are on education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices from professional learning communities and project-based learning to social and emotional learning and positive behavior systems. St. X was nominated for the award by the Council for the Advancement of Private Education, and then completed a comprehensive application about school practices. 

While in Washington, D.C., Dr. Sangalli and Mr. Espinosa were invited to host round-table discussions with other Blue Ribbon award recipients to share St. X's approach to educating the whole student, a topic identified from our mission, application and supporting materials used in the selection process. 

 Faculty and staff gather in celebration of the school’s fourth Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award.


Mission - Saint Xavier High School, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers since 1864, engages young men in rigorous academic programs and extracurricular activities that foster respect, honor and service to God’s world.

Vision - To pursue excellence in all endeavors.

Educational Philosophy - Saint Xavier High School, faithful to its Xaverian heritage, strives to build a Catholic community of faith that calls young men to embrace Gospel values and prepares them to share in the life of God through lives of generous service to the world. We seek to develop the gifts and talents of each student through holistic efforts based in rigorous academics, the arts, competitive athletics, intramurals, extracurricular activities and vibrant campus ministry programs.

 As a college preparatory school, St. X admits students of diverse faiths and abilities who demonstrate potential for completing our four-year, liberal arts and sciences curriculum and who desire a Catholic education. Our programs of study challenge students to grow intellectually and to think critically, welcoming students with different learning styles and mild learning differences. Exceptional instruction, guidance and coaching build enduring relationships while helping students to develop leadership skills, self-discipline and the attitudes essential for higher educational success and for becoming confident, capable and responsible stewards in a global society.

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