Frequently Asked Questions
In addition to inspiring talks from Keynote presenters, small group conversations, individual reflection, and prayer time, Ever to Excel includes an excursion to the greater Boston area.
Ever to Excel is for any high school student who is a rising sophomore, junior, and senior interested in exploring faith through the lens of the Catholic spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Past participants have included Catholics, non-Catholic Christians, Buddhists, and students who are exploring the possibility of faith in their own lives. Every session includes students from outside the United States.
No. By registering for the program, participants are agreeing to join us from Sunday by 5:00 pm until Friday at 12:30 pm.
Students will be closely chaperoned throughout the week. Our program employs and trains Boston College undergraduate students who serve as Mentors of the small groups. Dorms are supervised by Boston College’s residential life staff. There are also adult staff members from the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies and the Church in The 21st Century Center.
Ever to Excel receives financial support from the Lilly Foundation that enables us to offer this program for $500 per student. Upon acceptance, participants will be required to pay a non-refundable $100 deposit. The remaining $400 will be due prior to the week. Those accepted into the program will receive an email with detailed information, including how to make the payment. All participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Boston College campus.
If the $500 fee presents a hardship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Downtown Boston: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1½ miles to Boston College.
Booking your travel:
Fly: Boston Logan Airport
Train / Bus: South Station
BC is conveniently located at the end of the B branch of the Green Line, Boston’s MBTA transit system, which is accessible from Logan Airport and South Station. If you’re coming from Logan Airport and South Station you’ll want to plan the following amount of time for travel for BC:
The “T” (MBTA):
From Logan: ~ 60 minutes
From South Station ~45 minutes
See the complete listing of directions, parking, and GPS information on BC’s maps and directions page!
2021 student applicants will hear about their acceptances by mid to late April.