XCEL is a summer enrichment program that integrates educational, spiritual, and leadership development for young women and men entering the eighth grade in September. In the Xaverian tradition, we seek students who possess zeal in the classroom and humility in their leadership. The program will run from July 1 to August 1, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. There is no XCEL on Fridays.
The daily morning schedule includes TACHS prep classes, as well as elective course options in robotics, film production, forensics, microbit and drone programming, journalism, and the history of Bay Ridge, followed by a variety of recreational activities in the afternoon. In addition to the occasional 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. Field trips to local NYC venues are also part of the learning experience.
While academic enrichment is a major component of the program, equally important is a focus on the students’ spiritual and leadership development. Along with leadership seminars and team-building programs, students also participate in a one-day servant leadership retreat.