Welcome Letter from Ms. Cavnar, Principal

Welcome to St. Francis Xavier Jesuit School Community!

KimCavnarThank you for your interest in the only Jesuit Catholic parish elementary school in Arizona. As a Jesuit school celebrating nearly 80 years, we are also enjoying a newly constructed, state of the art campus that is located beside Brophy College Prep, an all male Jesuit college prep school, and Xavier College Prep, an all female college prep school. Together we are a mighty faith community!

We are fortunate to be deeply rooted in Jesuit tradition and Ignatian spirituality, and our Student Learning Expectations (SLEs) reflect the same tenets as every Jesuit school. Our students aim to be Loving, Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, and Committed to Doing Justice. We seek excellence in all things, and are dedicated to creating “Kids for Others” who are already making a difference in the world.

Our highly qualified teaching staff and educational resource specialists are committed to helping each and every student develop his or her full potential. Our parents, parish and volunteers from the community love being a part of our school family. Together we practice a growth mindset, aiming for the magis, or what more we can become with God’s help. Learning never stops which is evident through our many after school activities, athletics and enrichment opportunities.

Humbly we try to model our lives with Christ at the center. This vision calls us to practice life-giving values, and create a positive environment that looks for ways to apply what we are learning. It’s exciting to be a part of a community that cares for each other, all the while reaching for our best. Our families represent diverse backgrounds and currently one in three students receives some financial aid. From Preschool starting at age 3, through our graduating classes who go on to the top schools of their choice, we commit to educating the whole child: body, mind and soul.

Browse through our online resources and come for a tour to visit us in person. We look forward to meeting you.


Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal