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.
The SFXP athletic program focuses on three essential goals for our students: cultivating virtues well taught through athletics, developing social bonds, and skill improvement.
St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School offers extensive sports offerings to our students; we offer a three season competitive sports program, a no-cut policy, and opportunities for all students in all grades to play and participate.
Fall: Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Co-ed Cross Country, Girls Volleyball (grades 7 and 8), *Golf, *Football
Winter: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, *Boys Ice Hockey, * Boys Swimming, * Girls Swimming
Spring: Co-ed Tennis, Softball, Co-ed Track, *Baseball, * Lacrosse, * Sailing
*Opportunities for grade 8 only with St. John Paul II High School teams
Led by dedicated and talented visual and performing arts faculty members, the arts at St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School enjoy a place of prominence in school life befitting their integral role in developing the whole person.
SFXP students perform and create and in so doing expand their God-given talents and abilities.
We offer our students a comprehensive program in the visual arts which allows them to explore both studio art and art history.
In keeping with the school’s mission to “promote harmony with self, with others, and with God,” our programs seek to foster creativity, critical thinking skills, and a sense of sharing and cooperative work spirit within the classroom.
Over the years many St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School students have been recipients of the Scholastic Arts Awards, a prestigious, national, art competitions and exhibit.
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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SFXP takes pride in offering its students a rich array of after-school and extra curricular and co-curricular programs.
- Art Club
- Babysitting Course (Red Cross certified)
- Board Games Club
- Book Club
- Bowling Club
- Chess Club
- Chinese Club
- Coding Club
- Craft Club
- Debate Club
- Drama Club
- French Club
- Girls Group
- Math Club
- Movie Club
- National Junior Honor Society
- Poetry Club
- Quiz Bowl
- Science Club
- Social Action Club
- Southeast District Music Festival Competition
- Spanish Club
- Student Council
- World Cultures Club
- Yoga Club
- Young Mens Group[/read]
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 in Boston (Photo)
- YMCA Camp Burgess
- Ryan Family Amusements/Bowling
- Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
- Lexington and Concord
- Old Sturbridge Village
- New York City
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Washington D.C.
- New England Aquarium
- Museum of Science/Faneuil Hall
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” (Photo)
- St. John Paul II High School Concert Choir