Block Schedule & X-Hour
The school day starts at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m.
Each day has four class periods, on a rotational schedule. The rotating schedule varies the routine for students, which sets them up for success in the classroom. It also ensures that early athletic dismissals will not have an adverse impact on student schedules.
- Each student will have a study hall every other day so that they can plan on a block of regular time to complete assignments and meet with teachers as necessary.
- Advisory and X-Hour are regular parts of the daily schedule.
- There are 7 minutes between classes, and 30 minutes for lunch.
We strongly believe that this schedule keeps the important elements of the daily schedule that our community values: a rotating schedule, and time for Advisory and clubs, while also providing much needed time every other day for students to attend to their studies and get extra help from faculty.
Note: Mass and Half Days do NOT have X-Hour and Advisory.
What is X-Hour?
X-Hour stands for Xaverian Hour, and is the time of day when students get extra help from their teachers, participate in clubs, or meet with their faculty advisor. X-Hour enables all SMR students to participate in extra-curricular activities and seek help from faculty during the school day, no matter what they have scheduled after school.