Summer Academic Information

CURRENT STUDENTS & CLASS OF 2023                    St. Xavier High School offers a variety of summer school options for incoming St. X freshmen. These courses are designed to assist and prepare incoming freshmen for the academic rigor of St. Xavier High School. This is also a great opportunity for freshmen to meet their future classmates prior to the school year beginning and to acquaint themselves with the surroundings of St. X.

Summer School will begin on Monday, June 3, 2019 for the courses "Intro to Math", "Intro to English", and "Study Skills". Registration will go live online at 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 18 (President’s Day). Summer School is extremely popular and enrollment fills quickly, especially for study skills. Last year over 300 incoming freshmen signed up for the 2-week study skills course. 

SAT / PSAT Summer Session Preparation Course

St. Xavier High School invites members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 to participate in a SAT / PSAT Summer Session Preparation Course held at St. X on June 17, 18, 19, 20 as well as June 24, 25, 26, 27 from 6:00 – 8:15 each night.

St. X faculty member Scott Martin will offer the Math prep class and faculty members Henry Ahrens and Jim Telles will team up to offer the Verbal prep section.

Over this two-week period, each student will receive 9 hours of instruction in Math strategies and 9 hours of instruction in strategies for the 2 Verbal Sections of the SAT / PSAT. Studies have shown that the SAT / PSAT Prep Course is a great prep for the PSAT taken in October as well as the upcoming SAT starting with the Fall offerings.

This class is an ideal opportunity for students to become familiar with the thinking patterns necessary to choose a greater number of correct responses. Additionally, students will benefit from learning to analyze the wording of a question in order to choose the best response. Studies show that then practicing with these test taking strategies yields better results for most students.

This preparation course has a strong track record of enhancing their standardized test scores. The cost for this summer course is $185 and includes all materials.

Space is limited. Click here for more information on how to register for the course.


The summer reading books are available for purchase through Follett, our on-line bookstore.  To access the online bookstore, login to PowerSchool and click on the “Summer Reading” icon.

Click on the “Summer Reading” icon

Click here to download the summer reading information.

 Freshmen - Class of 2023:

Ender’s Game                     

Orson Scott Card       9780812550702

Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths   

Bernard Evslin        9780553259209

See Attached Assignment for Class of 2023 on Mythology Introduction

Sophomores - Class of 2022:

Into the Wild                                        John Krakauer            9780385486804

The Old Man and the Sea                   Ernest Hemingway      9780684801223

Alive                                                      Paul Piers Read          9780380003211

See Attached Assignment for Class of 2022 on Alive                      


Juniors - Class of 2021:    

Picture of Dorian Gray                        Oscar Wilde               9781593080259           

Station Eleven                                      Emily Mandel              9780804172448


Seniors - Class of 2020:

All Religion Electives    

Man’s Search for Meaning                  Viktor Frankl               9780807014271   


A.P. Classes:

A.P. European History             

The Measure of Reality                       Alfred Crosby           9780521639903


A.P.  U.S. History 

Barracoon                                            Zora Neale Hurston     9780062748201    


A.P. English Lit (class of 2021)         

Odyssey                                                Robert Fagles translation        9789609012201

Station Eleven                                       Emily Mandel         9780804172448