St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati)

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Coordinates: 39°12′30″N 84°30′14″W / 39.20833°N 84.50389°W / 39.20833; -84.50389

St. Xavier's campus in 2000, as seen from the sky, before the South Campus and the new theater were built.

Saint Xavier High School (pronounced /ˈzeɪvjər/ ZAYV-yer), or simply St. X, is a private, all-boys high school near Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Because St. Xavier opened in 1831, it is the oldest high school in the Cincinnati area[1] and one of the oldest in the nation, even older than many universities. The school is one of four all-boys Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, but it is run by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). St. Xavier has more than 1,500 students, making it the largest private high school in Ohio[2] and one of the 100 largest high schools in that state.[3] St. Xavier's campus covers 110 acres (0.4 km2),[4] about as much as the Vatican City.

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The Olympic-size swimming pool inside Keating Natatorium
Keating Natatorium is where the St. Xavier "Aquabombers" and Cincinnati Marlins swimming teams practice.


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St. Xavier gave an honorary degree to Nick Clooney, a television news reporter, game show host, and politician who would have graduated in 1952.[15]

In 1985, Urban Meyer worked as a football coach at St. Xavier. Later, he was the head football coach at the University of Utah, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Florida.[16][17]

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  1. Amos, Denise Smith (2006-10-06). "St. Xavier: A course in pride" (PDF). The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. Retrieved 2006-11-20.  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)
  2. "Fall Enrollment (ADM) – October 2008 Non-Public Buildings" (Excel). Ohio Department of Education. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2009-05-20.  St. Xavier's average daily membership (ADM) is made of: 398 freshmen, 384 sophomores, 389 juniors, and 356 seniors, which is equal to 1,527 students total. The next-largest school, St. Ignatius High School, has an ADM of 1,419 students.
  3. "October 2008 (FY09) Student Headcounts by Building" (Excel). Ohio Department of Education. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2009-05-20.  The table says that North Olmsted High School is the 93rd-largest public high school (1,534 students) and that Westerville North High School and the Greene County Career Center are both number 94 (1,523 students). The note above shows that St. Xavier is the largest non-public high school.
  4. "X-Cellent Facts". St. Xavier High School. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  5. "News for and About Our Schools" (PDF). JSEA Bulletin. Jesuit Secondary Education Association. December 2004. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  6. "St. Xavier Alumni E-Mail Address List". St. Xavier High School. 1997-01-06. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  7. Long, Karen (2008-08-25). "Ten Minutes With . . . David Quammen, author of 'The Reluctant Mr. Darwin'". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, Ohio: Newhouse Newspapers. Retrieved 2008-08-25.  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Welcome to the St. Xavier Athletic Hall of Fame". St. Xavier High School. Retrieved 2007-02-08. 
  9. Motz, Mark D. (2008-07-10). "Volume V, Issue 16". St. Xavier High School E-News mailing list. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  10. "1985 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees (Inaugural Year)". St. Xavier High School. Retrieved 2007-02-08. 
  11. Whitehead, Shelly (1993-09-10). "Major character in movie was raised here" (fee required). The Kentucky Post. E. W. Scripps Company. p. C1. Retrieved 2009-09-13. Bill Kraus attended St. Xavier High School (Class of '65, Forensics Club and the National Honor Society), Dartmouth for a semester and then Ohio State, where he received both his undergraduate and master's degree in history.  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)
  12. Dow, Dustin (2007-08-10). "Beijing Calling" (fee required). The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. p. C6. Retrieved 2007-08-09. Cramer swam on the 800-meter freestyle relay team that won the gold medal at the 2007 World Championships. The 2001 St. Xavier graduate recently finished fourth in the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. National Championships.  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)
  13. "Jesuit Alums, Students Compete in Olympics". Company Magazine. Society of Jesus. 2004-11-25. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  14. Dow, Dustin (2008-06-28). "Rowers Volpenhein, Todd picked" (fee required). The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. p. B1. Retrieved 2008-06-28. U.S. Rowing announced its roster for the upcoming Beijing Olympics Friday, and Cincinnati natives Bryan Volpenhein and Todd were included among the 13 crews. ... For Todd, however, making the Olympic squad as a member of the lightweight men's four crew offers a chance for redemption after a disappointing ninth-place finish in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)
  15. "Clooney Earns Diploma, Offers Insights on Darfur". St. Xavier High School. 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  16. Erardi, John (2007-01-08). "A long way from Cincy" (fee required). The Cincinnati Enquirer. Gannett Company. p. C1. Retrieved 2007-01-08. In 1985, UC graduate Urban Meyer, all of 21 years old, coached the St. X Bombers' defensive backs, one of whom was young Steve Specht, now the head coach at St. X.  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)
  17. Thamel, Pete (2007-01-07). "A Father and a Father Figure Teach Meyer the Rewards of Tough Love". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2007-10-05.  More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)

Books[change | change source]

  • Froehle, Bryan (c. 1982). A Century and a Half: St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1831–1981. Cincinnati, Ohio: St. Xavier High School. LCCN 82-60716.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); More than one of |author= and |last= specified (help)

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