Diocese of Brooklyn
Academy of St. Francis Xavier for Girls
Information provided by S. Clara Santoro CSJ
Location: Park Slope, Bklyn. Originally located at the corner of Carroll St & Sixth Avenue Moved across the street in 1891.
Opened: September 1887
Known as/Nickname: Students were called "Xavierites"
Staffed by: Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood
Highest enrollment: approx. 500
Principals: S. Mary Angelica Clarkin (before 1936)
School colors: blue & gold
School song: "Hail to dear St. Francis Xavier, School of our girlhood hopes & joys, Through the fields of time. Be Our Guiding Light and Our Inspiration, Praise to Alma Mater, Loyal to her God & Country. We'll cherish you, We'll love you, too, We'll glory in your Name, St. Francis Xavier Hail to you
School mascot: Possibly a fawn
School newspaper: Veritas
Yearbook: The Gateway
Uniform: blue jumper over white blouse with wide belt, stockings, low-heel pump, blazer with white trim, white beret
Closed: Formerly at 695 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY graduated its last class in June 1965. The school closed in deference to the opening Bishop Kearney. The Class of '66 graduated from other schools even though they spent three years as Xavierites. Jane Markowski SFXA '61 H.S.
Now: Used by St. Joseph's College