1. St. Xavier's Collegiate School, a minority
institution, was established on 16 January 1860 for the
education of Catholic boys. Today, however, boys of all
religious denominations are admitted.
2. Great care is taken to form the character of the
pupils, inspire them with a love of religion and morality,
help them become agents of needed social change in the
country, train them to be gentlemen, instill in them habits
of cleanliness and order, and prepare them to be good and
loyal citizens of India.
3. Admissions are generally taken only in class one.
Admission to other classes (2-8) will be considered if there
4. The school session is from April to March. On
Saturdays classes are usually not held, unless duly
notified. If unforseen or forced holidays are declared it
will be made up on Saturdays.
5. The School is recognised by the West Bengal Board
of Secondary Education till class X. It is also affiliated
to the Council for the Indian School Certificate
Examinations, New Delhi, till class XII.
6. Admission to class XI, and the choice of stream
depends on the student's academic performance, behaviour and
the discretion of the Principal for the good of the school
ethos. Applications from parents at the beginning of a
school year to place their wards in a particular section of
a class shall not be entertained.
EXAMINATION AND TESTS
1. (a) Regular Progress Reports will keep parents
informed of the behaviour and diligence of their wards.
These Reports, must be signed by the parents, and returned
on the following day to the Class Teacher.
(b) The Unit System is followed in all Classes.
Briefly, the System divides the syllabus of each subject
into clearly defined blocks of related matter, e.g. one or
more chapters of a textbook. As soon as the matter of a
particular unit has been completed in class, the student is
assessed on it.
(c) The answer scripts of these assessments, duly
evaluated, are handed over to the students, to be shown to
the parents. The student must enter his marks in the
relevant columns of the 'Achievement Record' in this diary
(d) The School Year is divided into two semesters. At
the end of each semester examinations are held. The
percentage and weightage of marks is as follows:
||Unit Tests / Assignments
|Prep - 3
||50 (15 + 15 + 20)
|4 - 5
||30 (15 + 15)
||20 (10 + 10)
(e) A student who misses a written assignment / unit test /
examination will not be allowed to appear for the same at
a later date. However, Parents must not send their wards
who are ill or recovering from an illness for an assignment
/ unit test / examination.
A student who is absent during unit test / examination,
must seek the permission of the Principal / Vice-Principal
before attending the following examination / class.
1. Guardians are not allowed to visit the class-rooms
or go to the corridors to interact with the teachers during
class hours or meet their wards during the lunch break,
except with the express permission of the principal / vice
2. The school area is a notified 'NO HORN' zone and
the 'Parking Zones' have been demarcated. Towards this end
parents are expected (a) not to sound a horn around the
school area (b) to avoid parking around the school
especially during school hours and (c) to opt for the
Pool-car system to facilitate decongestion and sharing of
resources amongst parents.
3. Parents / Guardians may meet teachers with prior
appointment notification in the diary.
4. Parents should inform the School Authorities if
their ward is suffering from any SERIOUS ILLNESS, chronic
ailment, physical handicap or sensory defect (e.g. heart
disorder or epilepsy). Hiding the illness of a child by
parents will not enable us to help the child when in serious
trouble. In case of chickenpox, measles, mumps or other such
contagious diseases, the parent is required to maintain the
requisite quarantine period before the child is sent back to
school with a medical certificate of fitness.
5. School has a doctor on call and only First Aid
will be given if the boy is injured. Guardian will be called
at the earliest. We do not have hospitalization facilities.
WITHDRAWAL, TRANSFER AND DISMISSAL
1. (a) A boy failing in a class at the end of the
academic year does not remain on the rolls unless the
Parents / Guardians notify the Principal in writing, within
7 days of the Proclamation of the annual results, that they
wish their son to continue his studies in the school.
(b) A boy who fails in TWO CONSECUTIVE CLASSES or
twice in the same class will be required to withdraw from
the School. Boys who are over aged to repeat a class will
also be required to withdraw.
2. Boys whose conduct is INJURIOUS TO THE MORAL TONE
of the School or incompatible with strict discipline are
liable to be dismissed. In particular, stealing, resorting
to unfair means during tests and examinations, and any form
of verbal, written obscenity or behaviourial acts of
violence may entail dismissal.
3. Boys WHOSE PRESENCE, is not conducive, or
application is unsatisfactory, or whose parents / guardians
show little interest in their progress, will be required to
withdraw their wards from the school.
4. ONE FULL MONTH'S NOTICE in writing must be given
to the Principal by the guardian, or a month's fees paid,
before a boy may be withdrawn from the school. T.C. will be
issued only after all dues are debited.
Cost of TC for all classes: Rs. 100/-
Cost of outstation TC: Rs. 200/-
Cost of all certificates: Rs. 50/- each.
1. The School has the following ACTION GROUPS:-
(a) Social and Community Service: All students
are expected to contribute to the Social and Community
(b) School Choir: Open to all students who
wish to sing or play a musical instrument during school
assemblies / liturgical service / cultural program.
(c) Christian Life Community (CLC): open to
Catholic boys of classes 6 to 12. The CLC fosters the
imitation of Christ in the social milieu of the modern
(d) Leadership Training Service (LTS): open to
boys of classes 8 to 12. The LTS enables its budding leaders
to become 'men for others' for God and Country.
(e) 11/1st Calcutta Loyola Scout Group: open
to boys of classes upto 8. The Group consists of a Cub Pack
and Scout Troop registered with the Bharat Scouts and
(f) Nature Club: open to boys of classes 6 to
12. The club fosters in them respect for nature. The members
undertake the responsibility of maintaining the plants and
gardens in the School Campus.
(g) Quiz Club - X-Quizite: open for all boys
who love quizzing and believe they have the answers.
(h) Debate Club - X-Calibre: open to boys of
classes 9 to 12.
The club trains the members to speak convincingly, argue
effectively and rebut appropriately.
(i) Cine Forum: To develop a critical
appreciation of cinema,
(j) Elocution: English, Hindi, Bengali: to
instill confidence and develop proficiency in elocution and
A. LIBRARY: The School has a library of useful and
interesting books in English, Bengali, Hindi, Science,
Humanities, Computers and Commerce. Strict silence must be
maintained in the reading room.
B. COMPUTER LABORATORIES: The school has five
well-equipped and net-worked computer laboratories for the
staff and students. Computer Education is provided to all
students, its objective is to introduce computers as a tool
to supplement and expand the learning experience through the
use of educational programmes.