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History & Mission

When the people of the Coachella Valley made known the need for a faith-based educational alternative, the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) entered into the conversation and subsequent journey to build a school in the Jesuit tradition. Without enough Jesuit priests to teach at the 28 universities, 48 secondary schools, and to reach the 220,000 students at these schools, the California Province embraced Xavier and its mission.

Xavier Mission Statement
Xavier College Preparatory is a Roman Catholic high school that actively seeks, educates, and nurtures young men and women from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds in the Coachella Valley. In the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, Jesuit education is committed to the development of the whole person through a challenging educational experience, spiritual and religious formation, and co-curricular involvement. Supporting the role of parents as primary educators, our entire school program is dedicated to developing conscientious leaders and agents of change who are intellectually competent, open to growth, committed to justice, and religious and compassionate in service to others for the greater glory of God