President's office

paul colistra


Paul was named the third President of Saint Xavier High School in February 2020. He grew up in a Catholic school community led by the Christian Brothers and infused with the charism of the Order. Paul is as alumnus of La Salle College High School, Pennsylvania’s leading Catholic day school for boys.

Paul has had a distinguished career in advancement and has successfully engineered several multi-million-dollar capital campaigns. In his most recent role as President of West Catholic Preparatory High School, Paul put into action his skills as spiritual leader, academic overseer, and institutional fundraiser. In a few short years, he led a total transformation of a once struggling school to a thriving inner-city high school recognized for its diversity and rigorous academic program. Prior to joining West Catholic Prep, Paul served successfully in various advancement positions at La Salle College High School.

Paul holds a B.S. in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Communication from Ithaca College in New York and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph’s University. Paul and his wife Colleen have two young children.

Natalie DeNardo

Natalie DeNardo
Titles: Administrative Assistant to the President
Phone Numbers:
School: 502.637.4712 ext. 122