Welcome to Xavier!
On behalf of our faculty, staff, students, and the entire Xavier community, I am pleased
to welcome you to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System. We are a vibrant Catholic school system with nearly 1500 students on four unique campuses. We have
a legacy of providing spiritual growth for our students, along with the commitment to
a high level of academic excellence that spans nearly 40 years. We are blessed and honored to partner with the eight supporting Appleton parishes and several more
regional parishes throughout the Fox Valley to provide an environment of faith and academic excellence for the children in our community from pre-kindergarten
through 12th grade. Our mission at Xavier is to provide a Christ-Centered Community dedicated to faith formation, academic excellence, community engagement, and individual growth of our students in a safe environment.
This past year was challenging but also filled with great success. The Xavier system began the year with in-person instruction and continued without a break for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year. This success was primarily achieved due to our staff's unparalleled dedication and tireless efforts across the System at all four campuses. Each campus is blessed with outstanding leadership. Our plan to continue to work through the pandemic while keeping our students, families, and staff safe and in school, was a huge success. Now, as we continue to serve our students in the COVID world, we continue to work with the same passion, resolve, and energy to make this an excellent year for the children!
Parents and families, thank you for trusting us to provide a Catholic education for your children. We know of the sacrifices you make to provide your children with this great gift, and we are humbled by your trust and continued support.
For our prospective families, we look forward to the opportunity to share "The Xavier Way" with you. We hope you will reach out and visit one of our beautiful campuses to see the excellent work of our staff and the smiles, joy, and energy of our students. We look forward to welcoming you and your family for a campus tour sometime soon.
Yours in Christ,
Philip R. Riley Jr.
Meet our Superintendent
Dr. John Ravizza is Superintendent of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University. He received his teacher certification in Secondary Education from the University of San Diego and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Boston College. In 2010, he received a Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. He has experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. In 2001, he joined the Teacher Education faculty at St. Norbert College. In 2006, he began as Associate Principal at Notre Dame Academy-- a Catholic high school in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In 2008, he became Principal of Notre Dame Academy. In March 2017, he was hired as the Superintendent of Xavier Catholic Schools, in which he oversees the System's educational programs, curriculum development and assessment, and faculty and staff professional development.