Xavier is an all-girls, private, Catholic high school. Enrollment standards are pretty high, classes are small and the teachers are excellent. This really is a college prep -- many AP and college-level courses are available and teachers are geared toward making sure students are well-equipped for taking the next step. The school also has a great extra-curricular program. The golf team is nationally acclaimed and has produced several professional golfers, including Grace Park and Filippa Hansson. Many students are Catholic, but this is certainly not a requirement. Brophy -- the boys counterpart -- is just down the street, so many activities are shared between the two schools.
Pros: Small classes