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Strong support and excellent results throughout their career at Xavier. We have graduated to date 110 International students since 2011 and they have all been accepted to the best universities and colleges in the US.  Xavier College Preparatory is in Palm Desert / Palm Springs area, two hours east of Los Angeles, small calm, safe and secure community. Nice weather, light traffic, home of many international events throughout the year such as BNP Paribas tennis tournament and Coachella music festival.

School Type:
  • Private Day School
State: California
City: Palm Desert
Affiliation: Catholic
Grades Accepted:
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
School Size: 575
Student Body:
  • Co-ed
Program Duration:
  • Fall Semester
  • Full Academic Year
  • Multiple Years
Application Deadline: Rolling Admission
Dresscode: Uniform Required
Price: $$$
Graduation Allowed:
  • Yes

4 English, 3 Math, 4 Theology, 3.5 Social Studies, 3 Science, 3 World Language, 2 Visual and Performing Arts, .5 Technology, .5 Physical Education, .5 Health, 3 Electives - 27 Total credits.

AP Classes:
  • Yes
AP Classes Offered:
  • Art
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Science
  • Social Studies

English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Statistics, Calculus AB & BC, European History, World History, US History, Government, Psychology, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science A, Studio Art - 3D Design, Studio Art - Drawing, Music, French Language & Culture, Spanish Language & Culture

College Prep/Honors Classes:
  • Yes


IB Program:
  • No
  • Yes
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Native Spanish
  • Spanish
SAT Score: 1160
ACT Score: 26
Graduation Rate: 100%

89% of the class of 2018 accepted to a 4-year college and more than 82% of the class of 2018 has been accepted into a school on the list of Barron’s Most Competitive Colleges and Universities.

Boys Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo
Girls Sports:
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo

24 Varsity Athletic Programs.
1 State championship, 3 CIF Southern Section Championships, 28 CIF Southern Section Finals

Arts Offerings:

Partial list: Drumline, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Pep Band, Art Appreciation, Drawing, Painting, Digital Arts, Sculpture, Ceramics, Studio Art, Drama, Ballroom Dancing

Xavier’s Dance and Visual Arts programs are the most awarded arts programs in the Valley and the Jazz Band and Orchestra received Silver ratings at the 2018 Forum Festival.
Xavier has four outstanding growing music programs as part of their academic curriculum. There is no experience required to join any of them.

Extra Curricular

International Student Club, Mock Trial, Music, Dance Academy, Badminton Club, Anime Club, Aviation Club, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Companions Visitation Ministry, Drumline, The Examiner (student newspaper), Film Club, French Club, Jazz Band, JSA, Kind Club, Math Club, Mock Trial, National Junior Classic League, Orchestra, Robotics, Rock Squad, Shookfoil Literary Magazine, Ultimate Frisbee, Student Council

Community Information
Weather: Year-round warm climate
Nearby Cities: 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs, 121 miles (194 km) northeast of San Diego and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles.
Nearest Airport: The closest airport is Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), 25-minute drive from Palm Desert. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is just over an hour west, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), a two-hour drive.
Local Attractions:

Palm Desert is a city in the Coachella Valley just east of Palm Springs and about two hours from Los Angeles. It is home to a number of golf courses and you can find shopping in the area as well as hiking.

34-200 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA, USA, California, USA 92211