The Xaverian Community of Emerging Leaders (XCEL)

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

The program will run from June 27th - July 28th, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am - 2:00pm.


The XCEL program accepts scholastically qualified young women and men who have fulfilled all of their academic requirements in seventh grade. Willing to excel as a servant leader and grow as a young person of faith and integrity, XCEL participants will explore their potential and sharpen their talents within a nurturing environment of passionate Xaverian teachers and friendly Xaverian student leaders.

The admissions process begins with the online XCEL application. The applicant must also receive one recommendation from his current teacher or school administrator. The teacher or administrator will share a review of the student, as well as the student's most recent report card. A medical form, which is available below, is also required. The deadline to apply for the 2016 XCEL Program is April 18th, 2016.
Thanks to Mr. Spence's XCEL iMovie students for creating the above film. Special thanks to XCEL students Nicolette Guida and Rita Marinello for editing the film.

The Program

The daily morning program includes TACHS prep classes, as well as elective course options in robotics, film production, and dramatics, followed by a variety of recreational activities in the afternoons. In addition to the use of our school gymnasium, 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 spend one day each week at an off-campus location using New York City as their classroom. Along with weekly leadership seminars, students also participate in a one day servant leadership retreat and service project.

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. 193.
Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.
7100 Shore Road         Brooklyn, New York 11209         Phone: (718) 836-7100