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.
Xaverian is a Catholic, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12. As an inclusive community, we embrace diverse experiences and perspectives, welcoming students and families from all faiths and backgrounds. Through exceptional academics, athletics, the arts, faith formation, and service opportunities, we help young men discover their unique gifts and talents so they can share them with a world in need.