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Thank you for your interest in Xavier. We look forward to learning more about you—and helping you learn more about us.

Xavier's mission calls us to educate intelligent, motivated young men of diverse backgrounds and means.

For 177 years, students have traveled from the farthest reaches of New York City and its surrounding suburbs to be transformed by a Jesuit education on 16th Street, and we are delighted that you are considering such an opportunity.

The admissions cycle for the Class of 2028 is now closed. However, current eighth grade families are welcome to contact the admissions office at or call (212) 924-7900, ext. 1442.

Steps to Apply for the Class of 2029

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Admissions Timeline

8/26/24 Online TACHS exam registration opens.

Applications open for the Class of 2029 via the Parent Portal.

8/26/24 Open House, Knight for a Day, and Athletics Information Night registration opens through our application and Inquiry Form.
10/7/24 Knight for a Day begins. The program runs until December 11. 
10/19/24 Open House (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) - Required registration through the Inquiry Form.
10/22/24 FACTS tuition assistance application opens.

Deadline for TACHS exam registration.

11/4/24 Priority application deadline for those interested in taking the Xavier Scholarship Exam (HSPT) at Xavier. This is a strict deadline. After your application is approved, you must register for the HSPT on the Parent Portal. This is also the deadline for submitting all supporting documentation if seeking extended time for the HSPT.

Athletics Information Night.


Online TACHS exam for the Archdiocese of New York.

11/9/24 Online TACHS exam for Dioceses of Brooklyn, Queens, and Rockville Centre.
11/16/24 HSPT Exam at Xavier for merit scholarship consideration. The test will be administered in-person. The test will begin at 8:30 a.m. It is a three-hour exam.
12/4/24 Deadline for completed online application and FACTS tuition assistance application.

Deadline for receipt of all recommendations and transcripts (only for students not attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, Diocese of Brooklyn, and Diocese of Rockville Centre who took the TACHS).

1/22/25 All decisions mailed and emailed (released by email at 4 p.m.).

Xavier’s commitment to the human dignity and rights of each of its students is of paramount importance in formulating the educational policies that govern its community. It is with these rights in mind that Xavier High School admits students of any race, religion, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, scholarships, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. Xavier adheres to this commitment throughout the student’s tenure at Xavier by providing and administering educational policies and cocurricular school-sponsored programs that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or national or ethnic origin.