Xavier Magazine

Two New Institutes

Xavier launched two new institutes in 2014—one for the heart, the other for the mind.

The new Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice focuses on the integration of knowledge, spirituality and social engagement and offers graduate theology degrees, certificate programs, workshops and retreats. All are designed to cultivate depth of thought, imagination and critical skills to deal with violence, social inequity and
environmental instability.

Across campus, the renamed Montessori Institute and Lab School better reflects the program’s growth and reputation as a pioneer of, and world leader in, Montessori teacher education and philosophy. The Institute offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a master’s degree in a new, totally online format. Its Lab School now includes grades 4-6. And the program is expanding its global reach with teacher education programs in Korea and China, as well as offering research and professional development for all Montessori educators.

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