St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School

St. Francis Xavier – A Jesuit Parish & School

Phoenix, AZ

Phase 1A – Classrooms & Multi-Purpose Room
2010 Completion
$5 Million

Phase 1B – Classrooms & Library
2012 Completion
$3.2 Million

Phase 1C – Classrooms, Art, Music & Administration
2013 Completion
$2.9 Million

The St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Phoenix, AZ has a very challenging, long and narrow, downtown Phoenix site. Traffic issues on the site are a concern, with multiple pedestrian/vehicular conflict points resulting from a shared central parking area.  There is also an impression that the parish has lost prominence over time and that the church is secondary to the site.

The proposed master plan seeks to restore the prominence of the parish, re-focusing on the church as the symbolic center of the campus.  The design creates a new Education Center to house a 2-unit elementary school and religious education classrooms for English and Spanish curriculum.  It also includes a new Parish Center to house social and meeting spaces, parish offices, and related support spaces.