The annual Xavier Art Show is back this year and better than ever! We are so thrilled to share our most recent news feature on FOX 26 Houston highlighting the incredible artwork our students have created for the upcoming art show, The Art of Survival! Students have been working on their projects year-long, some even before the pandemic,...more
With the Art Show coming up on May 5, our students are gearing up to showcase their gorgeous and creative artwork for the whole community to see - including the Xavier Fashion Club! We interviewed a few members of the Fashion Club, Kayla Pendleton and Avery Sawyer. Learn more about their passion for fashion and what projects they're working on below.more
Dear Xavier families,
Many of you may be very upset about what is happening in Ukraine and several of you have expressed a desire to help in some way. For me, the feeling is extremely close to home as I have close friends who are currently struggling to survive. My wife Jenelle and I lived and worked in Kyiv, Ukraine from 1993-to 1995. While there, we met Ruslan and Lena who worked at our company and despite the language barrier, we...more
Dr. Robin Twymon
We are extremely pleased and proud to announce the winners of the First Annual Xavier Academy Science Fair.
Thank you to our notable judges: Elita Loresca from Channel 13 News, Reginald Leday from Ergotron, Dr. Jean Joseph from MCA Medical Group, Darrell Willams, Esq, from CenterPoint Energy, Jorge Hernandez from Marriott Hotel Group, Taylor Klavan, Esq, Squire, Patton, and Boggs, Ahmesha Graham, Sr. Mgr. of Leadership...more
Dear Xavier Parents, Students, Teachers and Staff,
Starting Monday, February 14, masks are now optional on campus. This decision has been made after consultation with our medical advisory team and is based on the significant reduction of COVID, an almost 100% vaccination status for our students, teachers and staff and the significant number of COVID cases that have impacted our campus during the past 8 weeks. One of the pediatricians...more
The holidays call for delicious food and quality time with family! Have you checked out the Xavier Community Cookbook? The cookbook features a collection of holiday recipes from our students, families and faculty over the years.
Download our digital cookbook below and if you do make one of these items be sure to share and tag us on social media!more
David and Richard
Dear Xavier Families,
In light of multiple positive indicators, we have decided to make masks optional on the Xavier campus for all faculty, staff, and students starting Monday, November 29.
We took into consideration several factors before making this decision:
1. Harris County Covid data has been improving...more
Thank you to all who have already signed up for the upcoming college workshops and meetings. As a reminder, on campus Tuesday, September 21 at 4 pm we will have an in-person Apply Texas workshop. This is a great chance for students to start to fill out their college applications, brainstorm essay ideas and receive guidance on any part of the application process. I also am sharing meeting links again for...more
Thank you to all who have already signed up for the upcoming college workshops and meetings. As a reminder, on campus Tuesday, September 21 at 4 pm we will have an Apply Texas workshop. Students who can attend will work on applications after school and meet with me. This is a great chance for students to start filling out their college applications, brainstorm essay ideas and receive...more
David and Richard
Dear Xavier Community,
As we enter our third school year dealing with COVID, one thing Richard and I have learned is that COVID is unpredictable and ever-changing. While our primary responsibility is to educate your children, we have always done so with the health and well-being of the entire Xavier community in mind. COVID, like nothing before, has and continues to influence many decisions we make as a school, and in some...more
Xavier is offering the incredible opportunity to study abroad for 10 days this Fall, November 29 through December 9! This is a chance for our students to experience what Costa Rica is best known for - its beautiful, vast nature and conservation practices. Students will take part in various, exciting activities such as hiking, sight-seeing, cooking classes, Latin dance classes, kayaking/paddle boarding, swimming, horseback riding and...more
Richard and David
Dear Xavier Parents,
We hope you are enjoying your summer and we look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks as we start a new school year. This year we are starting a new chapter in our school’s history as we move to our new campus location at 1001 West Loop South. We will start the year on the 5th floor as we are constructing our new 32,000 square feet campus on the 3rd floor, which is slated to be completed in December. While the...more
Dr. Melanie Gregg is offering an 8-week course on September 15 which will meet in person on Wednesday from 7 pm- 8:30 pm. This class is a compassion skills training program designed to teach participants the tools needed to cultivate a mindfulness and self-compassion practice and is not group therapy.
Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens is an empirically supported 8-session program designed to cultivate the skill of...more
Are you passionate about dogs or searching for community service hours? Waiting Under the Willow Foundation (WUWF) needs your help! WUWF is a non-profit organization run by a fellow Xavier parent, with a goal to house and care for homeless dogs until they can be adopted.
Volunteers are needed in all areas including adoption events, walking and playing with dogs, fundraising, grooming, marketing, fostering and much more. If you are...more
Welcome back from Friends of Xavier (FOX), the Xavier Parent/Teacher Organization! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in the upcoming school year.
If you are interested in joining the FOX PTO Family, please download, fill out and return the membership form to the front office or join online by visiting our...more
Seniors are invited to join Xavier's College Counseling Director, Sarah Rosenblum, for a college application workshop on Thursday, August 5th at 2:30 PM! Now is a great time to get a jump start on your college application process as The Common Application and Apply Texas applications are now live. We will discuss the different application platforms, next steps for seniors, college search tools and resources, and more!
I am excited to offer 2 Mindful Self Compassion courses in July. One course is for teens identifying as LGBTQ and the other is for middle school-aged students.
This course is a compassion skills training program designed to teach participants the tools needed to cultivate a mindfulness and self-compassion practice and is not group therapy.
Both course offerings begin on Monday, July 19 and meet Mondays through...more
Is your child struggling with asking for help? Do they feel distant and hard to reach? If so, they may benefit from a positive group environment where they can connect with their peers.
Positive peer culture is a peer-based therapy that helps teens develop self-worth, dignity, care, and leadership skills. It is a great way to show your child that they do not have to go through their challenges alone but can have a strong support system...more
Good Morning Xavier Families,
Due to the Flash Flood Watch, more heavy rains, and the potential for street flooding, Xavier students, teachers, and staff will work remotely today, Wednesday May 19th. APUSH Students scheduled for Digital Admin 2 at 11 am will do so from home. If you have any questions please reach out.more
Dear Parents, Students, Teachers, and Staff,
Yesterday the CDC issued the following guidance concerning fully vaccinated people:
- If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic
- Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically...
We are excited to announce that with the approval of the FDA, Xavier has partnered with Texas RxSolutions and Compounding Pharmacy to administer the vaccine on Thursday, May 13th from 4-7 pm at the West University Masonic Lodge. If you are interested in signing up your student(s), please visit the sign-up form...more
On April 29, our students, staff and families gathered in beautiful Buffalo Bayou Park
Xavier's got talent! We are so proud of our students for sharing their incredible talents with us during our annual talent showcase. The fun, entertaining evening was spent at the beautiful Buffalo Bayou Park. From singing and dancing to gymnastics and art- our students truly do it all!
Check out some of the night's amazing talent below!more
Dear Xavier Students and Parents,
On Wednesday afternoon (4/28) at 4 pm there will be a teacher and staff event off campus. To allow for travel and attendance, we kindly ask that all students be picked up no later than 3:30 pm at all campuses. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
I wanted to give you an update concerning re-enrollment, the schedule for summer classes, and some important 2021-22 school dates.
- Early next week you will receive an email through our school management system Renweb with a link to re-enroll your student for the 2021-22 school year. We have automated the process and the forms will be pre-populated with student and family info on file....
The Texas School Safety Center and Extreme Youth Leadership are hosting a three-day virtual event called the Texas School Safety Center Youth Safety Summit. The conference is designed to educate and inspire students seeking to become leaders in school safety. Students in grades 8-12 will have the opportunity to...more
We are thrilled to announce that Xavier alum, Madeline The Person, released her first official single titled "As a Child!" Earlier this year, Madeline signed to the prolific record label Warner Records at just 19 years old after a TikTok clip of her singing went viral, amassing over a million views.
We are so proud of Madeline and wish her a long, illustrious career - one which we will be supporting for years to come!
Xavier's 2020-2021 yearbook is now available for purchase! For just $60.00, you can gift your student with a lifelong keepsake documenting their invaluable time at Xavier. Additionally, there is the option to purchase an ad (pictured to the right), celebrating your graduating senior for $200 (full page ad), $100 (1/2 page ad), $50 (1/4 page ad), and $25 (1/8 page ad).
Yearbooks can be purchased from the Josten's website...more
Due to continued power disruptions and the request to conserve power, all classes will be cancelled through the remainder of the week. We hope to hold parent teacher conferences as scheduled on Friday. We will continue to provide updates as warranted.
Update 2/18/21: Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for tomorrow 2/19/21 have been CANCELLED until further notice.
Thank you and stay safe and warm.more
Hello Xavier parents, students and staff!
We’re so excited to share that our Wellness Teacher, Lindsey Day, is bringing an exciting and interactive, new opportunity to our Xavier community!
Starting next Wednesday, February 17th, you’re invited to attend a weekly virtual dinner cooking and nutrition Q&A session with Lindsey...more
Are you interested in video games? Do you have a competitive side you're ready to bring out? Consider signing up for our new eSports after-school program!
From March 1st -June 14th, spend your evenings sharpening your League of Legends skills with your friends-turned-teammates for a chance to win big at the regional tournament held June 12th. Classes are 2 & 1/2 hours per week and each student is required to attend one 1-hour...more
Congratulations are in order for Xavier Managing Director David Garner! David was recently accepted into the 2021 Transatlantic Educators Dialogue (TED) Program. The TED program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for educators in the United States of America and the European Union to come together online for shared exploration and examination of a variety of educational topics, such as immigration, educational equality, active teaching methods,...more
Xavier is launching a 12-week course on ZOOM taught by professional accountant Steven "Chuck" Bates of Cornelius, Stegent & Price, LLP. Beginning on January 28, 2021, the course will take place every Thursday from 7pm - 8pm. The curriculum (Building Wealth) is a beginner-friendly financial education guide from the...more
We're so thankful to our community for coming together to share your favorite recipes and traditions with your fellow students, families and faculty this holiday season. We hope you all enjoy the recipes with your families. If you choose to bake one of these delicious dishes during this holiday break, be sure to share them with us by tagging us on social media.
Sending love, holiday cheer and tasty treats,...more
Congratulations to our newest Xavier graduate, Cole! We're so proud of Cole's hard work and commitment to his education! Though he'll be greatly missed, we wish him all the best in his future endeavors as he joins the military!
To learn more about how Xavier prepares students for post-graduation success, please visit here.more
It’s finally November which means we’re gearing up for the holiday season, and we have a special community initiative we’re super excited to share with you! In this unconventional year, we know it’s hard to stay connected and embrace your usual traditions, but we think time spent baking in the kitchen with your family and loved ones is the best form of comfort.
To encourage togetherness and the...more
We're proud of our team members, including our very own founder and Headmaster, Richard de la Cuadra, for utilizing cutting-edge technologies and research-based methodologies on our campuses AND for bringing best practices to the larger mental health community. This month, Richard was featured in International Journal of Collaborative-Dialogical Practices' FAQ section addressing,...more
Xavier Academy has been selected to take part in a study to investigate the impact of biofeedback on improving learning outcomes. We are looking for five more students to enroll in the study (for a total of 20 students) which involves using a device and an app for 10 minutes per day, 5 days a week for 8 weeks
Details of the study and the consent form to participate can be found...more