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Xaverian Brothers High School

Xaverian Brothers High School

Grades: 7 - 12
Type: Day
Gender: Boys


Xaverian Brothers High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12, located in Westwood, Massachusetts, established in 1963, and sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.

For over half a century, Xaverian has helped to shape strong young men in the best sense of the word; and that means much more than muscles and will. Strong is respecting others and oneself. It’s taking responsibility and giving credit where it’s due. Strong is speaking out, and it is also holding back. Strong is doing the right thing even when it’s not popular. Strong is having faith in the face of doubt.

At Xaverian, young men discover the true meaning of strength in an inclusive community where the dignity of each person is respected so that all can thrive. Students are empowered to achieve beyond their expectations and share their gifts with a world in need.

Teaching Philosophy

The philosophy of education at Xaverian Brothers High School is firmly rooted in the mission, traditions, and values of the Xaverian Brothers. Teachers are responsible for more than providing a strong academic education for students. They are also called to help each young man demonstrate respect for all, share his individual gifts through service, possess a knowledge of self, and make informed and mature moral decisions grounded in his faith. They achieve these academic, spiritual, and character-building goals by forming enduring, respectful relationships with students, modeling the Xaverian values of humility, faith, simplicity, trust, and zeal, and delivering curriculum that actively engages the students in the learning process by offering age-appropriate lessons that serve diverse learning styles. Teaching and learning at Xaverian is geared to the specific needs of adolescent boys in order to create an active learning environment for each young man.

Mission Statement

Xaverian Brothers High School, a Catholic college-preparatory school for boys, cherishes its identity as a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. Drawing on the traditions of the past, living in the strength of the present, and preparing for the needs of the future, Xaverian Brothers High School is a community of faith and learning that is committed to developing the integration of spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, emotional, cultural, and social dimensions within each young man. Through participation in academic, extracurricular, athletic, and campus ministry programs, a Xaverian graduate will be prepared to meet the demands of higher education, to contribute to society, and to answer the call of Christian service.