Clipper News

Take A Seat!

Xaverian was center stage on Tuesday, September 24th as the ceremonial ribbon was cut, opening the newly renovated Performing Arts Center. 

The facility includes all new windows, an upgraded audiovisual technology system, and a new and expanded stage for performances.

Clipper Parents and Alumni were on hand to watch various stakeholders represent the school as President Robert Alesi '78 cut the ribbon officially opening the new center!

The evening concluded with the announcement of the Take a Seat campaign, which is an opportunity to honor or recognize a family member, friend, teacher, classmate, or a specific group by sponsoring a seat. The $500.00 donation will assist in defraying the cost of the newly renovated performing arts center.

Each sponsored seat, on the back, will bear a customized engraved plaque.
For more information regarding the Take A Seat campaign, please visit, or contact Eileen Long Chelales, Director of Advancement at 718-836-7100 x197 or



Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.