The Jesuit Fathers and Brothers, in collaboration with a competent and dedicated
lay staff, run St. Xavier’s School. Founded by St. lgnatius Loyola in the 16th century,
the Society of Jesus has been associated with education throughout the world and
notably in India. Since the earliest history Jesuit education has been inspired
by a vision of man drawn from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ who has always
been respected and admired by the people of India. St. Francis Xavier arrived in
India in 1541. He died off the China coast in 1552. Amidst his almost incredible
journeying in India and as far as Japan and the “Spice Island” or Eastern Indonesia,
carrying Christ’s message of divine love and mercy, he found time to organize the
first Jesuit school in India, His name lives on today in many schools, colleges
and institutes of advanced training throughout the subcontinent just as his example
of self-sacrificing love continues to inspire his fellow Jesuits.
Founded in 1940, St. Xavier’s is meant primarily for Catholics but is open to all,
irrespective of religion, caste or community who would be trained to lead lives
in keeping with the school motto For God and Country. Through the years it has built
up a reputation for excellence in the education it imparts to boys/girls from in
and around Patna. Its earnest intent is that the young men/women it prepares for
the world may be able to distinguish themselves by their selfless service, a service
inspired by the reality that as children of one Father we are all brothers and sisters
responsible for one another. As an institution, St. Xavier’s continually strives
to adapt itself to the needs and aspirations of the people among whom it works.
Students will be admitted in as long as they show promise of becoming young men/women
and citizens who will live up to the school’s aims and ideals.