Xaverian students understand appreciate their role in the learning process, as they actively and creatively participate in the classroom and beyond.
This is no passive education – far from it. Xaverian students understand and appreciate their role in the learning process, as they actively and creatively participate in the classroom, and beyond.
Here, American History students learn by acting in skits. French students travel to France for a two-week study abroad immersion program. Art students interested in architecture create formal renderings of famous buildings. In an engineering class, students build bridges out of straws, testing mass-to-weight ratio. Science students intern in labs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. And the active learning goes on and on.
The Xaverian mission states, “students will be prepared to meet the demands of higher education, to contribute to society, and to answer the call of Christian service.” We support a dynamic college preparatory curriculum that challenges students of different abilities and interests. The aim is to provide an intellectual and formational program that prepares students not only for college, but also for a life that truly satisfies.
Xaverian teachers foster the full development of students by ensuring that each student realizes his own unique gifts and limitations. Teachers employ traditional as well as innovative methods of instruction, utilizing a wealth of technologies. Common learning experiences include lecture, re-search, problem solving, cooperative learning, and critical thinking activities, which cultivate a vibrant community of lifelong learners.
A private, Catholic, college preparatory day school for boys in grades 7-12. The Boston area prep school offers a rigorous academic curriculum, a well-developed campus ministry program focused on faith, character, and leadership, and a proud athletic tradition featuring competitive Division 1 high school athletics in the Catholic Conference.