Xavier High School

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Formation1847
HeadquartersManhattan, New York City
Type• private
• Jesuit

Xavier High School is an independent university-preparatory high school for boys run by the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

History

The school was founded in 1847 by John Larkin, a professor at St. John's College in Rosehill Manor, then in Westchester County, now a part of the Borough of the Bronx, and which later became Fordham University. It taught boys from the age of eight to twenty-one. The Regents of the University of the State of New York chartered Xavier in 1861.[1]

A military training unit began at the school in 1886 under the direction of the National Guard, and membership became mandatory in 1892. Five years later, collegiate and secondary studies were separated into different departments, and the college-level department was closed in 1912. The student regiment became a Junior ROTC unit in 1935, and the school was declared a military institute in 1968, offering four years of military science and training which would be recognized upon enrollment in any branch of the United States military. Participation in military studies was declared optional in 1971.[1]


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Wilbur Ross28 November 1937USFinancierMulti-millionaire US financier. Bilderberg. US Secretary of Commerce since 2017
Antonin Scalia11 March 193613 February 2016USJudgeUS judge


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