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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 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 and one of the 100 largest high schools in that state. St. Xavier's campus covers 110 acres (0.4 km2), about as much as the Vatican City.

Famous people from St. Xavier


Arts and literature:

  • John Diehl (1968) – actor
  • Joey Kern (1995) – movie actor
  • David Quammen (1966) – writer about science


Keating Natatorium is where the St. Xavier "Aquabombers" and Cincinnati Marlins swimming teams practice.


  • Jayme Cramer (2001) – swimmer who won the bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games and the silver medal at the 2006 FINA Short Course World Championships
  • Joe Hudepohl (1992) – swimmer who won the gold medal at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games
  • Pat Todd (1998) – rower in the semifinals at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics


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

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.

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