St. Francis Xavier is the only Jesuit Catholic elementary school in Arizona and we are proud to share in the characteristics of Jesuit education that are rooted in a common vision. The focus of this vision is to provide the fullest possible human development during the formative years of a child’s life. Our mission is aligned with that vision and fosters both the academic and faith formation of our students.
What makes Jesuit Education unique?
Jesuit Education is rooted in the belief of developing the whole student - mind, body and spirit. Jesuits see spiritual and moral growth to be equally as important as intellectual growth. Students are challenged to become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and life long learners. This comprehensive approach to education helps to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world.
Another key element of Jesuit Education is learning about the importance of serving others by sharing our God given gifts and talents to help those in need. There's an emphasis on social and environmental justice, inspiring students to make the world better. It is our mission at St. Francis Xavier to form Kids for Others.
What is our teaching philosophy?
As a Jesuit school we follow Ignatian Pedagogy, which is a teaching model that seeks to develop students of competence, consciousness and compassion. Our teachers encourage students to be responsible for their own actions and to be independent thinkers. They strive to embrace each student's unique characteristics and try to help students make the best decisions through a process of discernment.
Student Learning Expectations
Our entire school program is designed around the five Student Learning Expectations (SLEs) of Jesuit Education. The SLEs are incorporated into every aspect of our student's learning environment and reflect the mission of our school community. At graduation, our students will be:
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Phone: (602) 266-5364
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St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Catholic Elementary School
4715 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
St. Francis Xavier School, a faith community grounded on Jesuit principles of superior education, cultivates excellence in mind, body, and spirit sending forth Kids for Others.