St. Xavier's High School, Fort

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St. Xavier's High School, Fort
Mumbai, India
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St. Xaviers High School Mumbai
Architect: Fr. Karl Wagner, S.J., from Mainz, Germany
Fort, Mumbai, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Type English medium
Established 1869; 148 years ago (1869)
Principal Mrs. Jennifer Dias[1]
Grades Primary & secondary
Gender Boys
Enrollment ~2000
Affiliation Jesuit (Catholic)

St. Xavier's High School, Fort, is an English medium school for boys in Fort, Mumbai, India. It is conducted by the Mumbai St. Xavier's Society to give an all-round education – academic, physical, moral, and spiritual – primarily to Catholics for whom it was established, but also to others irrespective of religion or race.


St. Xavier's was established in 1869 by the Jesuits in the neo-gothic building it occupies to this day. Fragments of its history are visible in the corridors of the primary section in the form of stuffed hunted animals shot by priests during the British Raj. Notable among these is the butterfly and bird collection on the first floor and the stuffed tiger on the third floor. The tiger was donated by the Maharaja of Vanzra, Gujrat, who attended St. Xavier's. The butterfly and bird collection is the work of Brother Navarro, a Spanish Jesuit and a naturalist who was associated with the school. At one corner of the primary quadrangle is a section of a ship's propeller which landed there at the time of the Bombay Harbour Explosion of 1944. St. Xavier's High School is approaching its 150th jubilee.


St. Xavier's follows the SSC board which is the state board of the Government of Maharashtra. It runs classes from standard one to standard ten. The primary (standard one to four) and secondary school occupy different buildings. A class has four sections (A to D) with fifty to sixty students per division.

All students of the secondary school belong to one of four houses - Claver (blue), Gonzaga (yellow), Britto (red), Berchmans (green). These were earlier known as Ashoka (blue), Tilak (yellow), Nehru (red), and Tagore (green). Each house has an elected House Captain from standard ten and a Vice-Captain from standard nine. Additionally, a School Captain and Vice-Captain are elected from standard ten. These student representatives maintain student discipline and lead student and ceremonial activities.

Notable alumni[edit]

Coordinates: 18°56′38.91″N 72°49′48.68″E / 18.9441417°N 72.8301889°E / 18.9441417; 72.8301889


  1. ^ Dias
  2. ^ Notable alumni St. Xavier's High School, Fort - official website.

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