Participation Over Watching


Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. -St. Teresa of Calcutta

The Student Experience

Students at St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School are exposed to a rich array of opportunities outside of the classroom. These opportunities include athletics, visual arts, performing arts and a myriad of clubs and activities. Our students are encouraged to develop their interest and talents as well as take advantage of new experiences.

St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School recognizes the developmental level of its students and our program is geared to the growth and development of early adolescents.

Numerous programs assist our students to discover and expand on areas of interest; middle school years are ones of discovery. By providing a variety of programs, we assist young people in discovering who they are and where their interest may lie.

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Part of learning is extended learning, enhanced opportunities for students to participate first-hand in what the textbook can only show and tell about. At St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School we make a major commitment to provide our students with valuable co-curricular field trip experiences.

Recent field trips sampling:

  • Boston Tea Party Reenactment
  • Boston
  • YMCA Camp Burgess
  • Ryan Family Amusements/Bowling
  • Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lexington and Concord
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Washington D.C.
  • New England Aquarium
  • Museum of Science

Our active Home and School Association sponsors all of our cultural enrichment activities at the school. We are proud of the fact that we offer one outside performing group nearly every month.

Our enrichment programs provide our students with an opportunity to appreciate the aesthetic dimensions of learning and to develop an appreciation for the diverse community of others. Without question, ours is an increasingly multicultural world; it becomes our responsibility to assist our students in knowing, understanding, and appreciating that world.

Recent enrichment program offerings:

  • Speed painter and inspirational speaker, Rob Surette
  • Tanglewood Marionettes
  • Story teller and historian, Leo Martin,Jenney House Museum
  • Odaiko New England, Japanese drumming band
  • Brett Outchchunis “Ooch”, “Spinning Science into Fun”
  • St. John Paul II High School Concert Choir
  • Karim Nagi
  • African Drummers and Dancers
  • Leland Faulkner
  • Magic of Learning