List of 6 items.

  • Dr. Jacob Conca '94, Head of School

    Dr. Conca, a 1994 graduate of Xaverian Brothers High School, was a member of the National Honor Society, football, swimming, and track teams. After graduating from Amherst College, he received his M.Ed. from Providence College, and his Ph.D. from Boston College.

    His teaching and coaching experience includes middle school and high school. Dr. Conca’s strong academic background, his administrative experience as Dean of Students at Xaverian (2003-2007) and as Principal at Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury (2007-2016) and at Xaverian (2016-2019), as well as his understanding and support for Xaverian’s unique mission make him well-suited to hold the position of Head of School.

    Dr. Conca serves on the Board of Trustees at Xavier High School in Connecticut and at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. Xavier is a fellow Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. 

  • Dr. Michael Nicholson, Principal

    Dr. Michael Nicholson was appointed Principal in November 2019, after serving as Xaverian's Assistant Principal for Student Life. He came to Xaverian from Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, another Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School. There, Dr. Nicholson served as a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department, coach, campus minister, Director of Campus Ministry, and ultimately as the Assistant Principal for Student Life. 

    Dr. Nicholson holds a bachelor's degree in Theology from St. Anselm College and a master's degree in Religious Education and Catholic School Leadership from Boston College. He earned his Doctorate of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University, in addition to a certificate in Catholic School Leadership. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Saint Bernard School, another Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School that is located in Connecticut. 
  • Dr. Stephen Dacey '95, Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning

    Dr. Stephen Dacey '95 joined Xaverian in the 2003-2004 school year as a science teacher. After six years as Assistant Principal for Grades 11 and 12, Dr. Dacey became the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning in 2017. Responsible for fostering a dynamic teaching and learning environment focused on the classroom and beyond, Dr. Dacey supports faculty and students in a variety of ways, including assessment of data and incorporating teacher and student feedback into Xaverian's instructional approach. He helps to identify effective models to sustain overall academic growth and excellence at Xaverian.
    Dr. Dacey holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Secondary Education from Stonehill College. He also holds a Master of Education from Boston College, as well as a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Boston College.

    Before Xaverian, Dr. Dacey was an Educator/Resource Specialist for the QSS Group, Inc., a federal aerospace and engineering firm contractor. Dr. Dacey worked with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center to improve educational use and access of NASA data applications in the classroom.

    Dr. Dacey began his career in education in 1999 teaching College-Preparatory Chemistry, Advanced Biology, and Applied Physics to Native American high school students at the Red Cloud Indian School at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Besides his administrative duties at Xaverian, Dr. Dacey is also a member of the science department where he teaches biology.

  • Ms. Lauren Hill, Assistant Principal for Academics, Grades 9-12

    Ms. Lauren Hill is the Assistant Principal for Academics, Grades 9-12. She holds a Bachelor of Secondary Education from Manhattan College in English, and a Master of School Leadership in Secondary Education from Worcester State.

    Prior to Xaverian, Ms. Hill served as an English teacher, class dean, summer programs director, and co-chair of the professional development committee at Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury. Additionally, she was influential in the process wherein Saint John’s launched a middle school program, serving as co-chair of the ad hoc subcommittee on educational model.

  • Dr. Jay McGilvray, Assistant Principal, Francis Xavier Division Grades 7 & 8

    Dr. Jay McGilvray joined Xaverian in the 2003-2004 school year. He has served as an English teacher, coach, and department chair. He was appointed to Assistant Principal for Grades 7 and 8 (FXD) in May 2013. Dr. McGilvray served as the varsity golf coach for 10 years at Xaverian, the freshman baseball coach for four years, and the Department Chair of the English Department.

    Before joining the faculty at Xaverian, Dr. McGilvray taught middle school in Arlington and Danvers. He holds an undergraduate degree from Elon University, a Master of Educational Administration from Boston College, and a Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership as well as a Catholic School Leadership certificate from Creighton University. 
  • Mr. Joshua Tranfaglia, Assistant Principal for Student Life

    Mr. Joshua Tranfaglia joined Xaverian as a social studies faculty member in 2014, and from 2014-2019 taught in the Francis Xavier Division (FXD) and coached golf, basketball, and baseball at both the FXD and high school levels. He became the Assistant Principal for Student Life in 2019. Prior to Xaverian, Mr. Tranfaglia taught social studies and religion at St. Michael School in Fall River.

    Mr. Tranfaglia has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Secondary Education from Providence College. He completed the Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers program out of Providence College, which prepares teachers for life in Catholic education. 

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List of 12 members.

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    Mrs. Ann Alsfeld 

    Director of Strategic Communications
  • Photo of Richard Buczynski

    Mr. Richard Buczynski 

    Director of Maintenance
  • Photo of James Conley

    Mr. James Conley 

    Director of Campus Ministry
  • Photo of Edward Currle

    Mr. Edward Currle 

    Director of Athletics
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    Ms. Michaela Fitzpatrick 

    Director of Counseling
  • Photo of Carolyn Herman

    Dr. Carolyn Herman 

    Director of Staff Formation
  • Photo of Janet Kaduboski

    Mrs. Janet Kaduboski 

    Director of Finance and Operations
  • Photo of Kevin Loftus

    Mr. Kevin Loftus 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Anif McDonald

    Mr. Anif McDonald 

    Director of Community, Culture, and Equity
  • Photo of Daniel Tucker

    Mr. Daniel Tucker 

    Director of the Ruth Kennedy Library
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    Dr. Christopher Vasta 

    Chief Administrator for School Advancement
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    Mr. Gregg Whitaker 

    Director of Technology
A private, Catholic, college preparatory day school for boys in grades 7-12. The Boston area prep school offers a rigorous academic curriculum, a well-developed campus ministry program focused on faith, character, and leadership, and a proud athletic tradition featuring competitive Division 1 high school athletics in the Catholic Conference.