X-Ploration Center

Hands-on Learning Takes Center Stage

Why learn from a lecture when you can learn from doing? Classes at Xaverian are interactive, hands-on, and frankly, fun. In Xaverian’s state-of-the-art X-Ploration Center, students tackle problems and explore possibilities in all types of classes, from English to science, and even theology. Whether it’s producing, filming, and editing a video, using the 3D printer to build parts for an engineering challenge, or designing new carbon fiber treads for a competition robot, Xaverian students carry out projects from the earliest problem solving stages through creation and deployment. Sure, it can get messy and there’s bound to be a few hiccups along the way, but through doing, making, and creating, students learn skills that will last a lifetime. 



Xaverian’s X-Ploration Center opened in the fall of 2020 and is stocked with all of the tools and tech necessary to bring students’ ideas to life:

  • 3D printers
  • Laser cutter
  • Table, miter, and band saws
  • Drill press
  • Vinyl cutters
  • CNC router
  • Green screen
  • Video recording equipment
  • Professional-grade lighting and audio equipment

X-Ploration Center Director

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    Mr. Ryan Howard 

    St. Francis College - B.S.
    Boston College - M.S.
    Boston College - M.Ed.
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.