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St. Xavier’s was born of fire and that fire has been kindled in the hearts of all its students and this has helped them excel in every sphere of life.
-Rector Father George Ponodath

The Journey - St. Xavier's Collegiate School

In November 1843, a fire broke out in the San Souci Theatre, No. 10, Park Street, Kolkata. It was an accident that changed the history of Park Street and that of "The City of Joy", Kolkata as well. Fire is indeed a destroyer but is also a purifier that gets rid of the "old" and creates something new. The fire that destroyed the San Souci Theatre on that day rekindled another fire - "The fire of education". Eventually that burnt out Theatre became the home of an institution that redefined modern education. A small band of Belgium Jesuits headed by Father Henry Depelchin opened their hearts and the doors of their abode at 10 Park Street (Now 30, Mother Teresa Sarani) to become what today stands as a symbol of quality education in The Country...St. Xavier's Kolkata. It was 16th January 1860. St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata was established for the education of Catholic boys. Today, however, boys of all religious denominations are admitted.

The patron of the School is St. Francis Xavier (07.04.1506 - 03.12.1552). Born of a noble Spanish family, Francis became a follower of St. Ignatious of Loyola during his studies at the university of Paris and was one of his first companions.

St. Ignatius of Loyola, is the Founder of The Society of Jesus. The Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, has been active in the field of education throughout the world since its origin. The Society of Jesus is responsible for 1865 educational institutions in 65 countries, 356 of them being secondary schools.


The school celebrated its 150th Year on 16th January 2010

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