Summer Programs

Educational Workshops 2018

Whether learning about the stars in astronomy, crafting a story in creative writing, learning how to capture the moment in photography, or testing yourself on the field, there are plenty of activities for everyone to explore. See below to learn more about the offerings for students in grades 9 through 12, grades 4 through 6, and grades 7 through 9.

Grades 9-12

The following workshops are designed for rising grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 students. All workshops are taught by Xaverian Brothers High School faculty. Any Xaverian student who participates in one of these workshops will receive a note on their transcript indicating that they have successfully completed the course.

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  • Introduction to Personal Finance

    June 11-15 | Grades 9-12 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    This week-long workshop will review the basics of personal finance and investing. The curriculum will introduce the key mathematical formulas involving money as a function of time, rate of return, and amount invested. The workshop then delves into the basics of investing money, including a review of different types of investments, the relationship between rate of return and risk assumed, and the proper way to decide on asset allocations. Next, the workshop proceeds through several other aspects of managing one's personal finances, including budgets, credit cards, taxes, buying cars and houses, paying for college, and insurance. Included in the week are opportunities for research, simulation games to highlight certain skills, and opportunities for questions by the students to (potentially) customize the curriculum to the individual students' interests.
     
    Instructor: Gerry Lambert
    Cost: $350
  • Sports Journalism

    June 11-15 | Grades 9-12 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Do you love watching, playing, and/or reading about sports? Want to apply that passion and learn how to write journalistic sports pieces? Sign up for the Sports Journalism summer course and learn how to write articles like those that appear in Sports Illustrated and ESPN Magazine. Students will learn general journalism techniques and style and then apply them, as they craft long-form essays about some of the biggest topics in modern sports.
     
    Instructor: Lucien Brodeur
    Cost: $350
  • Sports Psychology

    June 18-22 | Grades 9-12 |12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    This workshop will begin with exploring what sports psychology is, how it started, and how it is used in current high school, college, and professional sports programs. Students will then work with sport psychology techniques including proper goal setting and self-talk that athletes can apply to their own sports. Components such as team building, leadership, and excellence will be explored. This class will be educational as well as interactive, providing students with a tool belt of strategies that can help them to be stronger mental athletes.
     
    Instructor: Jay Iannoni
    Cost: $350


Grades 4-6 and 7-9

The following summer workshops are for boys and girls entering grades 4 through 6 and grades 7 through 9 in the fall of 2018. Students participating in these workshops are encouraged to sign up for an athletic clinic during the same week. All students participating in both a workshop and athletic clinic will be able to take advantage of a full, well-rounded day at Xaverian.

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  • Football Clinic

    July 9-11 | Grades 4-9 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    Within a great atmosphere for football instruction, Xaverian coaching staff is committed to the development and growth of football players of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to provide a constructive and active football learning experience for all campers in an organized, exciting, and enjoyable setting.

    This three-day clinic will be run by Xaverian's head football coach, Al Fornaro. Coach Fornaro has dedicated 37 years to Xaverian football:

    1980 - 1982 - Assistant Line Coach
    1983 - 2016 - Defensive Coordinator and Special Teams Coach
    1983 - Present - Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
    1983 - 1988 - Offensive and Defensive Line Coach
    1989 - 2004 - Defensive Line Coach
    2017 - Present - Head Coach
    Coach Fornaro has earned the title of Mass State Assistant Coach of the year.
     
    Coach: Al Fornaro
    Cost: $200

    Strength and Conditioning
    July 9-11 | Grades 7-9 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    *For an additional cost of $75, strength and conditioning will be offered to all athletes in grades 7 through 9 prior to the start of the football clinic, from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
     
    Coach: Paul Mendes
    Cost: $75
  • X-ACT Theater Camp

    June 25-29 | Grades 4-8 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    A week full of creating, practicing, and performing theater! Each day will be filled with games and exercises to learn about performing on a stage. Students will work on reading a script and using their voice and personalities to create a character and engage an audience. They will have the opportunity to be evaluated on their skills and receive feedback to make them more confident in auditioning and performing. In addition, students will work in teams to create an original piece that will be performed in front of the entire group on the final day. Teams will need to work together to come up with a story, develop a script, and design and create a minimal set for their performance. (Teams will be assigned based on enrollment and each team will have a Counselor to help with all aspects of the performance.)

    Instructor: Mike Dornisch 
    Cost: $300
  • Creative Writing - Heroes, Heroines and the Journey

    July 9-12 | Grades 4-6 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Grades 7-9 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    If you could write your own short story, would it be filled with mystery? Would your story be about a great journey? Would you fill it with magical or unique characters? In the Creative Writing program, you will learn how the professionals approach writing stories and apply these fun skills to your original writing! By the program’s end, you will have written a complete short story of your own!
     
    Instructor: Andrew Sgro
    Cost: $150
  • Visual Programming

    July 9-12 | Grades 4-6 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Grades 7-9 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Animation, Stories, Video Sensing, Game Creation, Music and Dance, Interactive Art..these are a few categories we will explore as participants code their own projects. Whole instruction as well as self-paced curriculum offer a full programming experience.

    Instructor: Anne Merritt
    Cost: $150
Participants taking advantage of both morning and afternoon programs should bring a bag lunch and will be escorted to the cafeteria and supervised from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  After lunch all participants will be escorted to their afternoon program.


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.