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Ever to Excel

a jesuit leadership program for high school students

Ever to Excel

July 28 - August 2, 2019

Ever to Excel transforms students from around the world through opportunities to live Jesuit spirituality. Students deepen faith, engage in conversation, serve others, reflect, and explore Boston College and the city of Boston.

Student Application Information

The 2019 student application is now closed. All acceptance decisions for Ever to Excel 2019 will be made no later than May 10, 2019. 

If you are interested in applying for the 2020 Ever to Excel program please complete this form

For additional application information, please visit our FAQ page

Become a Mentor

Mentors serve as group leaders and conversation partners. They help to guide students on their five-day journey at Ever to Excel. Mentors also serve as ambassadors of Boston College, sharing the culture of the university while welcoming students to the city of Boston.

Learn more about the Ever to Excel Mentor program.


Agape Latte

Keynote Speakers

Ever to Excel introduces to participants some of Boston College's best community members each day. Students will discover the power of service, spirituality, and community.

Agape Latte

Meet Our Mentors

Our undergraduate student Mentors share a desire to shape the lives of the students they encounter and guide them on their journey to discovering God in all things. Get to know them here! 

Daily Activities

Daily Activities

Share experiences and reflect on Jesuit spirituality in small group discussions, attend the nightly Candlelight Mass, explore the city of Boston on the famous Duck Tour. These are just some of the many experiences you will have at Ever to Excel 2018! 

Daily Activities

Discover Boston College

Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, endeavors to educate a new generation of leaders with a sense of calling, with concern for all of the human family.

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Student Testimonials

"Today, I am more conscious of God's place in my life. I pray more often, and think about Him more often."

"At Ever to Excel, I met some of the greatest friends I've ever had. We still talk every single day, and BC is our top choice school among everyone."

"Applying exercises like the Ignatian Examen to my life has allowed me to thrive academically and also become a better person."

"Ever to Excel has pushed me to do more in my community and to look at what I have received in my life and be thankful for it."

2019 Ever to Excel Program

2018 Ever to Excel Program

2017 Ever to Excel Program

2016 Ever to Excel Program


Contact Us

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

We are located at:

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Simboli Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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In Collaboration With

Church in the 21st Century Center's Agape Latte program