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 June 28 to July 29, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. There is no XCEL on Fridays.
The 2020 interactive XCEL program was a significant achievement for Xaverian. Over 220 students participated and earned XCEL certificates despite the challenges brought forward by the year. This year's XCEL program is prepared for every challenge that may lie ahead. We're prepared to host our young emerging leaders in an in-person or virtual format.
The daily morning schedule includes TACHS prep classes, as well as elective course options in robotics, film production, forensics, micro bit and drone programming, journalism, and the history of Bay Ridge, followed by a variety of recreational activities in the afternoon. 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.
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 service project to have a direct impact on their community.