May 2024 Newsletter

Community Makeover Update

Reds Community Makeover Update

As the eagerly anticipated Community Makeover Day approaches, Xavier Jesuit Academy (XJA) is buzzing with excitement. This month, XJA President Fr. Nathan Wendt, S.J., and Principal Kyle Chandler shared their insights and enthusiasm in an interview with Channel 12 News.

In the interview, Fr. Wendt and Principal Chandler discussed the transformative impact the Community Makeover is expected to have on both the school and the surrounding community. They emphasized the significance of such initiatives in fostering community spirit, enhancing educational environments, and providing students with opportunities for growth and engagement.

Fr. Wendt highlighted the collaborative efforts between XJA, the Reds Community Fund, P&G, Cincinnati Zoo, GE Aerospace, Kroger, and other partners. "The Community Makeover Day is bringing resources to our school that otherwise we wouldn't have," he remarked.

Principal Chandler expressed his excitement about the improvements and the direct benefits to the students. "So, I think for Charley Frank and the Reds to kind of come and knocking at the door, it's just prayer answered ," Mr. Chandler said. "They pushed us to kind of dream outside of our own budget and the limitations of our budgets, too."

The Community Makeover Day is set to bring a wave of positive changes to XJA, aligning with the school's mission of providing holistic education rooted in Jesuit values. For more details and to watch the full interview, click on the video above.

XJA Ambassadors Organized a Successful Fundraiser in Support of the XJA Student Body, May 8, 2024 at Maketewah Country Club

On behalf of the XJA Ambassador and the Spring Fundraiser Committee, I would like to express our deepest gratitude for the invaluable support received by all at the fundraiser. Your generosity has significantly impacted the upcoming 2024-2025 Student Body, and we couldn't be more grateful.

Over 190 people attended the fundraiser and through collective efforts, we raised an impressive $41,000 dollars. Your contributions will benefit our students, enhancing their educational experiences and supporting their growth.

The overwhelming support we received has truly touched us. We're still in awe of your incredible response and want to express our heartfelt thanks for making our fundraiser a success.

Together, we are making a profound difference in the lives of our students and the broader community.

Fr. Nathan Wendt, S.J.

On behalf of the Spring Fundraiser Committee

Student Admissions is underway at XJA. Acceptance letters are being delivered to batches of new students and new teachers have been hired. If you work with organizations that support urban youth, please connect with us at

The Laudato Si' Week 2024 theme is "Seeds of Hope." At XJA, we are answering Pope Francis' call to be the "seeds of hope" in our lives and our world, rooted in faith and love. We are excited to include gardening and outdoor learning space coming next fall through the support of the Cincinnati Zoo! This initiative will help our students connect with nature and learn about creation in a hands-on environment. Learn more on

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