These are Catholic high schools in the state of New York which were once in operation, but were closed. Some are from the very early part of the 20th Century or even the late 19th Century. Click on the name of the school for details. As possible, we have listed the schools by Diocese.

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Diocese of Brooklyn

Academy of St. Francis Xavier for Girls

Information provided by S. Clara Santoro CSJ

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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

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