This co-educational program is designed to develop and nurture high-level critical thinking skills and is committed to the development of the middle school student through academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, and Christian service to neighbor and community.
The Genesis program began as the brainchild of Sr. Mary Hughes, a Sister of St. Dominic, who worked for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Genesis was created for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students who were academically talented and who possessed a desire to learn in a challenging and creative academic environment. Genesis began to grow in size as word about this innovative program began to spread. Needing more space for the growing student body, the program moved from one parish school to another before eventually moving into Xaverian High School.
A few years into the new millennium, a proud new tradition was begun. Genesis, while maintaining its original mission and identity, officially became Genesis at Xaverian. As the middle school of the Xaverian community, students now had access to Xaverian’s cutting-edge computer labs, science labs, music program, and gymnasium as well as the teaching expertise of the talented Xaverian faculty.
Today, 25 years after the vision of Genesis became a reality, Genesis at Xaverian is home to 150 academically talented students and a dedicated faculty, all bound by a firm Catholic faith and a shared passion for learning. The curriculum emphasizes disciplined study, critical thinking, independent inquiry, creative expression and skilled writing.
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