Our City Classroom
When Xavier moved to 16th Street in 1850, few could have imagined the school in 2021. Back then, the surrounding neighborhood was rural. Shade trees dotted the landscape.
In the 171 years since, Xavier has grown and thrived, a stalwart of the neighborhood surrounding Union Square, and students have learned some of their most valuable lessons from the city itself. Acquiring the New Yorker's trademark street smarts is central to a Xavier education, as is soaking in the myriad opportunities our location offers.