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Ready to experience What’s NeXt at Xavier?! We know our current location presented some limitations for our faculty and families alike. The initial vision we had for this open, collaborative space has not come to fruition in the way we had hoped for, and while operating in the current location, our faculty has been hard at work to find the perfect new space to meet the goals for our future. Our team knew that the best solution to the problems we’ve faced at our current location was to move to a permanent home where we can all grow together. We’re so excited to announce that we finally did it and can’t wait to break ground on our new campus! Our new space, located at 1001 West Loop South, will be designed for collaboration and opportunities to grow our community and better meet the needs of our students and faculty. Our team, along with a renowned architecture firm and general contractor, has exciting plans to create an innovative space that brings the Xavier experience to life. Our new, integrated campus will offer a full-scale gym on the first floor, proximity to the Houston Arboretum for outdoor hikes and the Bayou trails for fishing trips, large hallways with tall ceilings, science labs, and plenty of natural light to encourage collaboration between classroom learning and a multi-purpose room that can be transformed for dance and yoga classes. The 32,000+ square feet of space will provide the perfect space for socially distanced and connected learning among our students and teachers, and give our school the room it needs to serve more families. We can’t wait to share What’s NeXt at Xavier! We look forward to coming together as a community in our new space in late fall or early winter. Stay tuned for sneak peeks and updates as we bring you along to experience the development of our new space throughout the summer!

Xavier’s Got Talent! Are you ready for our talent showcase? We can’t wait to see you at Buffalo Bayou Park this Thursday for a fun evening together! 🙌🏽

We love to see our students hard at work creating something beautiful in the art room! Don’t forget to send us photos of your favorite projects so we can share your work! 🎨

Today we’re excited to share more about a special project we’ve been working on in celebration of #NationalVolunteeringWeek. Our students and faculty have been preparing activity kits for SEARCH to distribute to 40 pre-school children as a part of their Earth Day educational programs. Our middle school students have hand-painted a small pot for every child to have as they learn more about nature. We’re so excited to work with SEARCH and couldn’t have done it without all your help! 👏🏽

Introducing our first senior in our #XavierSeniorSpotlight series, Maxwell! During his time at Xavier, he participated in NHS (National Honor Society), Interact, and RPG club and says his time at Xavier, “enabled me to grow up and become more mature.” We’re so proud of you and can’t wait to cheer you on in your future endeavors! 👏🏽

Last week we surprised our seniors with some Xavier swag! We’re so excited to find big and small ways to celebrate them leading up to graduation. Tag a senior you’ll miss in the comments and stay tuned as we spotlight some of our seniors in the coming weeks! 💙 💛

We’re excited to share that one of our Xavier workshop hosts will be participating in a Collaborative Leadership Conference with the Houston Galveston Institute tomorrow! This virtual workshop will be held via zoom and invites participants to experience the process of collaborative leadership and reflect together upon those experiences. To learn more or register today, click the link below! https://bit.ly/3dkiS9T

2 Before 2! Fundraising Campaign for Rare Disease L-CMD

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Raising $2,000,000 before Austin's 2nd birthday on August 27th to fund research and development of a gene therapy to treat fatal childhood disease L-CMD

One of the things we love most about our Xavier community is the strength we have when we come together. Our founder Richard’s good friend reached out to us asking for us to spread the word about a cause near and dear to her heart. In her own words: “In August of last year, my daughter-in-law’s sister, Hannah, joyfully had her 2nd son Austin. Tragically, Austin was born with a terminal congenital disease called L-CMD: a severe, very rare form of Muscular Dystrophy primarily affecting the muscles and heart. Now 1.5 years old, Baby Austin cannot sit up, eat by mouth, crawl, stand or walk. He is the most precious young man who is full of smiles, giggles, and love. When Austin was born, we were told there was no cure. Hannah and Mark spent the last year networking, researching thousands of reports, and reaching out to Scientists all over the world who were researching and working on this disease, the gene LMNA. The L-CMD Research Foundation was subsequently established by the family to fund the work of researchers and scientists. The most urgent project, which could literally save Austin’s life, is the development of gene therapy.” The foundation is currently working to raise $2 million to fund this life-changing research, but will need lots of people to make that happen! Every dollar and every donation counts as they work to develop a cure. To hear Austin’s story, make a donation, or help fundraise, click the link!