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The Xaverian Community of Emerging Leaders (XCEL)

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.


Admission to the XCEL Program
The XCEL program accepts qualified young women and men who will have completed all of their academic requirements at the end of seventh grade. Willing to excel as a servant leader and grow as a young person of faith and integrity, participants will explore their potential and sharpen their talents within a nurturing environment of passionate Xaverian teachers and friendly Xaverian student leaders.
This summer the XCEL program has approximately 150-175 available seats. With annual applications exceeding that number, not all applicants are accepted. Therefore, please note that acceptance is based on the applicant’s record of academic consistency and effort, a willingness to learn and be challenged, and a mature demonstration of leadership among his or her peers.
As the program offers enrichment and not remediation, students who fail a course or with grades in the 70’s in the seventh grade are typically not accepted into XCEL.
To apply for XCEL, the parent/guardian and the student must:
  • Complete and submit the online application by the application deadline (no extensions will be granted)
  • Ask one school administrator or teacher to complete and submit the online recommendation by the application deadline (no extensions will be granted)
  • Upload a scanned copy of the applicant’s most recent report card, which must include at least two quarters of grades.
The online application process opens on January 28th, 2019. Check back then!
PLEASE NOTE: All of the required documentation is not required to be submitted at the same time, but ALL documentation requirements MUST be submitted by the application deadline of 9:00 am on April 29, 2019. No applications will be considered after that time on April 29.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Peter Barone, Director of XCEL at or call (718) 836-7100, extension 867.
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