Xavier High School Makes Catholic Education Honor Roll Again
Xavier High School Makes Catholic Education Honor Roll Again

St. Francis Xavier High School was recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. This national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society, Manassas, VA, and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004. Xavier is currently the only Catholic high school in Wisconsin to attain this designation, and has been honored since 2007.
To achieve this honor, Xavier engaged in a thorough internal and external review of its comprehensive program offerings. This recognition reflects Xavier’s strong integration of Catholic identity, including the integrity of its mission, the strength of its community, and rich spiritual life. The Honor Roll recognizes the school’s integral formation of the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students as well as its comprehensive academic program which seeks to instill a Christian vision of the world, human wisdom, and culture.
“The Honor Roll is a helpful tool for families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “It is external validation that a school is both focused and successful in meeting the high calling of Catholic schools to serve the well-being and salvation of students and to serve the common good.”
Dr. Denise Donohue, coordinator of the Honor Roll, stated, “We are very pleased to have Xavier High School join this nationally recognized rank of excellence; this is a select group. Xavier has well demonstrated they are successful in meeting the key principles that guide Catholic education.”
Deacon Ray DuBois, president of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System, remarked, “It is a great affirmation for Xavier High School to be recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll. This distinction confirms our commitment to the mission of Catholic education. I applaud the leadership of our principal, Mike Mauthe, and all of our administrators, students, parents, faculty, and staff for their hard work in assuring that a strong Catholic identity permeates all that we do in preparing our students to be future leaders in both society and the Church.”  In addition, he said, “This honor can be shared with all of our Xavier campuses, from preschool through high school. We are truly a unified community of learners, believers, and friends.”