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XCEL RetreatThe Xaverian Community of Emerging Leaders, (XCEL) is a summer enrichment program that integrates educational, spiritual and leadership development for young men entering the 8th grade. In the tradition of the Xaverian Brothers, we seek to create a community of young men that possess a zeal for education as evidenced by their character, leadership, and commitment to scholastic success.  

Check out the XCEL Brochure for even more details about our program.  

The program will run from June 30th - July 31st, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am - 2:00pm.  A more detailed calendar can be seen in the brochure.



The admissions process begins with the XCEL application.  The applicants must also receive two recommendations from their current teachers or school administrators.  The educator then shares a review of the student, as well as the young man's most recent report card.  Completed applications are due April 28th and applicants will be made aware of their status in the middle of May.  

The entire application can be completed online, including the teacher recomendations.  Click on the links below to access the online forms.

Online Student Application

Online Teacher Recommendation

 Hard copies of the application and recommendation forms are available at the following links:

Hard Copy of Student Application

Hard Copy of Teacher Recommendation



The Program

The goal of XCEL is to educate the whole person.   The  program calls for educational work in the mornings followed by a variety of recreational activities in the afternoons. Xaverian has a full gymnasium for use all summer. Our location across the street from Shore Road Park allows for outdoor extracurricular activities as well. XCEL integrates its classroom curriculum with hands-on learning experiences. XCEL students will spend one day each week at an off-campus location using New York City as their classroom. 


Leadership Retreat Experience

While academic enrichment is a major component of this program, equally important is a focus on the students’ spiritual and leadership development. XCEL students will engage in activities and coursework that encourage the development of their intellect and individuality. The culmination of these efforts will be a one day Leadership Retreat at the end of the XCEL program.

For more information, please contact XCEL Director Mr. Vincent Raimondo at vraimondo@xaverian.org or (718) 836 - 7100, ext. 843


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