St. Xavier's School, Jaipur

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St. Xavier's School, Jaipur
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Deus Fortitudo Mea
God is Our Strength
Address
Bhagwan Das Road
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
Information
Type Jesuit (Catholic)
Established July 1941; 75 years ago (July 1941)
Principal Fr. T.J. Jose, S.J.
Teaching staff 100+
Grades 1 -12
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment 3500+
Color(s) Blue and gold
Newspaper X Rays
Affiliation CBSE
Website
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St. Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, is one of the oldest schools in the city of Jaipur. Founded in 1941, it runs under the management of the Jesuits, an international Christian religious order called the Society of Jesus.

History[edit]

St. Xavier's School is a co-educational school, which in its early days was open only to male students. It was founded in July 1941 under the name of St. Mary's Boys School in the Roman Catholic Church compound at Ghat Gate, Jaipur, by Fr. Ignatius, O.F.M.Cap. In July 1943 its management was entrusted to the Jesuit Fathers who operate 79 high schools and 58 colleges in India. The school moved to its new site and was renamed St. Xavier School in January 1945. The Jesuits have remained its administrators.[1]

The campus[edit]

The campus is located in the heart of the city of Jaipur. There are three basketball courts, two tennis courts, two handball courts, two swimming pools, two football fields, a shooting range, two badminton courts, two squash courts, and two cricket fields, besides indoor sports courts and a gym. There are separate buildings for the Senior School, Middle School, Junior School, for Science, and for the sports complex, besides two auditoriums for co-curricular activities.[2]

The Staff[edit]

In 2013 the head of Xavier's physics department and IAPT member Mr. Yogesh Bhatnagar, after 35 years of service to education, was awarded the CBSE National Award for Teachers by two members of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India), Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State, and Mr. M. Pallam Raju, Union Minister.

Notable alumni[edit]

Higher education[edit]

For the purpose of higher college education, St Xavier's College, Jaipur, was inaugurated by the Society of Jesus. The College, however, does not give preference to students of St. Xavier's School in the admission process.

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Coordinates: 26°54′45″N 75°48′34″E / 26.912446°N 75.809467°E / 26.912446; 75.809467