St. Xavier's School, Ranchi
|St. Xavier's School, Doranda, Ranchi|
|Ranchi, Jharkhand, India|
|Principal||Fr. Ajit Kumar Xess|
|Number of students||1000+|
The motto of the school was coined in Sanskrit by Fr. C. Bulcke, when Courage to Excel by All was considered a contribution towards the building up of one country and one nation.
The school is run by the Society of Jesus and provides education for about 1,000 students from kindergarten to standard 12. Plus two (+2) was started in 2000 and was run under the guidance of the late Hira Prasad. The Plus two section is co-educational otherwise the school is a boys-only school until standard 10th.
Until about 1976 the school followed the Cambridge Higher Secondary curriculum and now follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education] (ICSE) curriculum. Many students from the school leave to join St. Xavier's College, Ranchi or other schools offering education beyond standard 10. The school feeds students into the engineering colleges (IITs and BIT, NIT's, KIIT etc.) and medical colleges of India.
Students and alumni are referred as Xaverians or DOXs. The Old Xaverians are mainly networked through their Yahoo group. The alumni meet up in locations like Mumbai, Delhi, San Francisco, Singapore etc., besides the meets at Ranchi.
St Xavier's Doranda is a part of the Jesuit Alumni Association of India.
Films, entertainment, arts
- Abhishek Chaubey 1993 batch, (screenplay, dialogue, Associate Director - "Omkara"), Associate Director-"Maqbool","Makdee", Associated Director and Screenplay-"The Blue Umbrella", Director and Screenplay writer - "Ishqiya"Director-dedh ishqiya
- Shiney Ahuja
- Jairam Ramesh (1961-1963 class 3 to 5) is the Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests