Xavier High School (Connecticut)

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Xavier High School
Xavier logo.jpg
Be A Man
181 Randolph Road
Middletown, Connecticut, (Middlesex County), 06457
United States
Coordinates 41°31′59″N 72°37′15″W / 41.53306°N 72.62083°W / 41.53306; -72.62083Coordinates: 41°31′59″N 72°37′15″W / 41.53306°N 72.62083°W / 41.53306; -72.62083
Type Private, All-Boys
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1963
Principal Brendan Donohue
Headmaster Brother Brian Davis
Faculty ~80
Grades 912
Enrollment ~900 (2008)
Average class size 24
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Black and White         
Athletics conference Southern Connecticut Conference
Team name Falcons
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Newspaper The Kestrel
Yearbook The Don
Dean of Students Nicholas Cerreta
Academic Dean Andrew T. Gargano
David Sizemore
Dean of Facility Formation Peter Lyons
Athletic Director Anthony Jaskot

Xavier High School is a college preparatory Catholic high school run by the Xaverian Brothers. It is located in Middletown, Connecticut, United States. Young men from over 65 towns surrounding Middletown attend Xavier. Mercy High School is its sister school.

It is sponsored jointly by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich and the Congregation of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier. The school was incorporated under the laws of the State of Connecticut on February 18, 1963.


Xavier High School was founded in 1963 by the Xaverian Brothers. From the foundation of the school until the present, Xavier has maintained an educational philosophy which seeks "to instill the teachings of God, to guide and counsel students, and to help them prepare for college, for life work, and above all, for life itself."[2]

On May 29, 1998, the Most Reverend Daniel Hart, Bishop of Norwich, and Brother Matthew Burke, Superior General of the Xaverian Brothers, gave final approval to an agreement whereby Xavier High School was formally recognized as a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. According to the terms of the agreement, the corporate structure of the school has been modified to reflect what is now common practice at other Xaverian Brothers schools while also preserving Xavier's identity as an institution of the Catholic Diocese of Norwich.[3]


Xavier competes in the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) of the CIAC in Connecticut.[4]

Xavier's football team has won the CIAC Class LL State Championship in 1974, 2005, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, they have won the Southern Connecticut Conference title in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Xavier's sailing team won Connecticut State Championships in 2004 and 2006, and placed 7th at the New England Championships in both team and fleet racing in 2006.[5]

Xavier's Cross Country team holds the most state titles out of any sport at the school, winning its latest in 2009.

FIRST Robotics Team 4557[edit]

The School helps to sponsor FIRST Team 4557, The FullMetal Falcons, as a first year rookie team. The team, sponsored by UTC, NASA, and Xavier High School among others, received the Rookie All-Star Award and the Highest Rookie Seed award at the WPI Regional. This means that the team will be headed to the championship event in St. Louis Missouri. The FullMetal Falcons received 25th out of 46 teams at the regional.

Engineering club[edit]

The school is home to an engineering team named The Falcons. This club was started in 2008 by Michael Humphreys, a physics, engineering, and math teacher at the school, as well as an alumnus. Each year the club competes in the Real World Design Challenge, an aeronautical design competition. The 2009/2010 team won the state competition with their fuel-efficient aircraft the "Millennium Falcon", named after the starship in Star Wars, as well as tying in the team name. The objective for the state competition was to design the empanage of a given baseline business jet as well as the horizontal and vertical stabilizers. The design utilized a V-tail position at a 45° dihedral angle. After winning the state competition, the team moved on to the nationals where they competed against twenty-six other states. The national competition included the adding of wings to the design, and created a system that involved the stabilizers, tail cone, and wings working together to create a fuel efficient aircraft. Unfortunately they did not place.

The 2010/2011 team again won the state level competition, and at the national competition were awarded first place honors.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Xavier High School - About Us". Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Xavier High School - About Us". Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  4. ^ [1] Xavier High School-Athletics
  5. ^ [2] New England Schools Sailing Association Results Archive
  6. ^ http://www.realworlddesignchallenge.org/pdf/Xavier_High_School_Engineering_Club_Wins_National_Real_World_Design_Challenge.pdf.
  7. ^ Michael Aresco '68 - New Big East Commissioner. Retrieved Feb 23 2013
  8. ^ Xavier High School Website: Bagwell '86 Now Astros Hitting Coach. Retrieved Aug 7 2011
  9. ^ Xavier High School Website: Congratulations Angelo Sosa '93. Retrieved Jun 6 2012
  10. ^ Xavier High School Website:(http://www.xavierhighschool.org/s/952/index.aspx?sid=952&gid=1&pgid=2163&cid=3507&ecid=3507&ciid=28882&crid=0Retrieved Jun 6 2012

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