Formation, Friendship, and Jesuit Spirituality for High School Students

High school students are seeking meaning, their place in the world, and how to make an impact.

Ever to Excel invites these students to spend a week at Boston College, a premier Jesuit, Catholic university, with a new community of friends from all around the world who are asking these same questions.

Built on the foundation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the week's activities, group discussions, and keynote speakers will guide the participants in deepening their faith, discovering their gifts, and gaining valuable tools for personal discernment.

Ever to Excel is a one-of-a-kind transformative opportunity for high school students.

The application for Ever to Excel 2024 is open. Please click below to access the application for both Session I and Session II.

Session I: July 21-26, 2024

Session II: July 28-August 2, 2024  

Applications are due by Wednesday, June 12. Limited spots still available.

Apply Now

The application for Ever to Excel 2024 Undergraduate Mentors is now closed. Please sign up on our interest list below to be the first to know about 2025 Mentor applications.

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Application Information

Learn more about the application process, program costs, and important dates.

Program Overview

Learn more about the program, housing and meals, travel information, and your frequently asked questions.

Meet Our Mentors

Hear from some of our Boston College undergraduate Mentors about their experience with the program this past summer.



Contact Us

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Simboli Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467