5 + 2 = 5,000?
How does a school that opened in 2006 with 48 students, currently with an enrollment of 575 students, field athletic teams & compete with local league schools with at least four to five times the number of students? How has Xavier managed to win 9 team league championships, 35 individual league championships, 3 CIF Southern Section championships, 3 CIF Southern Section team championships, and 1 CIF state championship?
How did the graduating class of 2018 consisting of 134 students earn over $10 million in merit-based scholarship for college, in an area where more than 70% of all students graduating from other Coachella Valley high schools fail to qualify for admission to the UC system of schools? How do 100% of Xavier’s graduates continue to secure spots at the nation’s top universities and colleges each year? As astonishing as that “math” is, it begins in the mathematics of need-based tuition assistance at Xavier.
For the last twelve years, an average of 49% of the Xavier student body has received need-based tuition assistance. Put in other terms, Xavier provides nearly 49% of its student body with over $1.8 million in need-based tuition assistance. This is money that Xavier must fundraise back into the operations budget each year. Xavier is firmly committed to providing this help to those families with demonstrated need, as this insures that we can invite and welcome any student exhibiting a desire for and the capacity to achieve what Xavier offers.
We need your partnership!
The average need-based assistance award is $6,000 per student. We’re inviting you to partner with us, to make yourself a generous part of this amazing and miraculous math-word problem. We’re inviting you to help multiply loaves and fishes. The Xavier faculty, staff, and Board of Directors are convinced that the young people of the Coachella Valley who are starving to be fed with what Jesus so generously provides at Xavier have that option. They and their families are hungry for this opportunity. They are hungry for access to this opportunity. They are hungry for challenge. They are hungry for support.
We are asking that you partner with Xavier to underwrite this amount for each student on financial aid. Raising $1.8 million dollars each year is daunting. So is feeding 5,000 people on five loaves and two fish. If you help just one student, you allow that student access to progressive educational resources grounded in the Catholic Christian morals that Xavier consistently provides. You allow us to form young men and women of conscience who will go out into the world to serve and to feed others.