St. Xavier's High School, Mirzapur
|St. Xavier's High School|
|Type||Independent co-educational primary and secondary (1-10);
co-educational higher secondary (11th and 12th grade)
|Motto||A Teneris Impende Laborem
Apply yourself to hardwork from an early age
|Chairman||Bishop Thomas Ignatius Macwan|
|Principal||Fr. Titus De Costa|
|Campus||12 acres (49,000 m2)|
|Affiliations||Roman Catholic, Jesuit|
The Sisters of Mount Carmel founded the school in a few rooms to the right of the present compound. They ran it for a year before handing it over to the Society of Jesus. For need of more space St. Xavier's High School Loyola Hall across the Sabarmati River was opened, and in 1975 become a separate school, eight kilometers away. Plans for a third Xavier high school in Ahmedabad began in 2009, and it was graduating students by 2012.
St. Xavier's is managed by the Xavier Education Society and prepares students for the Secondary and Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination. It includes kindergarten through 12th standard (science and commerce), with parallel classes taught in Gujarati and in English.
An alumni association, Xaviers Alumni Mirzapur (XAM), was founded in 2014.
In 2010 a student from the school ranked 10th in Gujarat state in the science exam for class XII.
At the same time, Dalits might complain that government policy excluding Christians from special reservation privileges, and an early focus on schools in the large cities catering to the better-off, have worked against them.
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