Parent/Student Testimonials

Logan Baron
Class of 2013

University of Southern California
Middle School: Palm Desert Charter

"I started as a freshman and earned good grades. I became a sophomore and found an understanding of Jesuit education. Then junior year came along and I discovered--through reflection--the roots to who I am. Senior year arrived and I developed my virtues and brought to action everything I had learned throughout high school. Xavier only 'technically' left my life. I'm now a college student, ready for the challenges thrown at me scholastically, prepared for the pressures brought on by society and college life, and more mature than I ever would have imagined myself at 18 years old."


Lien Le
Class of 2012
Harvard University

Middle School: Palm Desert Charter

"Xavier brings together an incredible group of people. Students from all across the Coachella Valley and teachers from every part of the country come here to learn, to grow, and to be a part of the Ignatian experience. During my time here, I found an amazing community of teachers and friends who challenged me in all the right ways, and I am so grateful for their companionship and guidance."


Tanner Housken
Class of 2012
United States Air Force Academy
Grade/Middle School: St. Margaret's Episcopal

"The teaching staff at Xavier is excellent in helping students achieve their goals.  Teachers are also great at pushing students and challenging them to succeed in other areas to create a well balanced individual."

Hannah Placencia
Class of 2012
Westmont College
Middle school: Palm Desert Charter

"When people ask me whether or not I liked Xavier, my first response is, 'It is the best decision I have ever made.' The impact my Jesuit education has had on me is too great for words.

Katie McNulty
Class of 2012

Gonzaga University
Grade/Middle School:  St. Theresa

"Words cannot fully describe my love for Xavier.  The opportunities I had here will be hard to duplicate as I continue on with life.  However, I know that Xavier will always be around with the same smiling and loving faces that helped shape me into the person I am today.  There is nothing like Jesuit education.  It is simply the best."

Rachel Wilson
Class of 2012

Princeton University
Middle School:  Palm Desert Charter

"Only at Xavier do football players, class clowns, cheerleaders, and gamers get together to put on the spring musical; only at Xavier do you have the chance to eat lunch with your teachers and your friends; only at Xavier can Toms shoes, ukelele playing, and hug attacks be fads. Only at Xavier have I felt such a wealth of love, such a thirst for justice, such a challenge to reach the magis, the ever-increasing 'more' that we are called to strive for in God's service."

Armando Ceja-Lua
Class of 2012
University of California-Davis, Class of 2016

Grade/Middle School:  Our Lady of Perpetual Help

"My time here at Xavier has been nothing but pure happiness and joy from the first day of my freshman year.  I have been given the freedom to be myself and have been accepted for who I am, thanks to Xavier."

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