St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati) facts
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
- Jim Bunning (1949) – Republican in the U.S. Senate representing Kentucky; also a baseball player in the Hall of Fame
- John J. Gilligan (1939) – Democratic governor of Ohio; father of Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary
- Charles H. Keating Jr. (1941) – lawyer and banker who was convicted of fraud as one of the "Keating Five" in the 1989 Savings and Loan scandal
- Bill Kraus (1965) – activist for gay rights and for people with AIDS
- 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
- Froehle, Bryan; Will Damico; et al. (c. 1982). A Century and a Half: St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1831–1981. Cincinnati, Ohio: St. Xavier High School. LCCN 82-60716.
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