St. Xavier's Collegiate School

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St. Xaviers's Collegiate School (SXCS)
Kolkata, Saint Xavier's Collegiate school.jpg
30, Park Street
Kolkata – 700016
Type Private
Motto Nihil Ultra (Latin)
(Nothing Beyond)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 16 January 1860
Session April–March
Vice Principal (S) Fr. Joseph Kulandai, S.J.
Vice Principal (XI-XII) Fr. Sebastian Nallail S.J.
Vice Principal (prep-5) Ms. S. Gomes
Headmaster Fr. Benny Thomas, S.J.
Faculty 83
Gender Male
Number of students 2300
Classes Preparatory to Class 12
Average class size 40
Education system Unit Test (20 marks) and Block Tests (80 marks)
Medium of language English
Hours in school day 5:30
Campus Urban
Houses Berchmans(yellow), Britto(red), Gonzaga(green), Loyola(blue)

Blue and White

Slogan Nihil Ultra (Nothing Beyond)
Do You See What I See?
I see SXC!
Song Proud of Our School
Athletics Track and Field
Sports Basketball, Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Rowing
Nickname Sunny, Xaverian
Yearbook The Xaverian
Communities served LTS, Nature Club, X-quizite, Social Service, Xperimenta(science club), X-Litera(writer"s club), X-pixel(photography club), X-calibre(debate club)
Affiliations ICSE and ISC
Alumni Alumnorum Societas (ALSOC)

St. Xavier's Collegiate School (informally SXCS) is an independent private day school for boys located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was founded in 1860 by the Jesuits, and it is named after St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit saint of the 16th century, who traveled to India. The school completed its sesquicentennial year in 2010.


The school was founded in 1860 by the Jesuits, an all-male Catholic religious order formed by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The school is named after Francis Xavier, the 16th century Spanish Jesuit saint. The founder of the school is Fr. Henri Depelchin. He oversaw most of the groundwork, during the early years.[1]

San Souci theatre[edit]

30 Park Street (now Mother Teresa Sarani), Kolkata-700016, is where the San Souci theatre was. A fire broke out in 1843, leaving nothing but ashes. This same address was later bought by seven Jesuits, who had arrived from Belgium. This is where the present day campus stands.[2]

Foundation years[edit]

The present imposing five-storied building was built in six years, from 1934 to 1940 at a cost of Rs 9 lakhs, which was collected partly from the public of Calcutta, assistance from Belgium, and the huge rental received from the American army that occupied the building during the second World War.[3][4] Expansion of the school has been a ceaseless effort, with a campus slated to come up in Salt Lake City, Kolkata and a second boys' hostel not far from the existing one.

A commemorative stamp was issued by the Indian Post on 12 April 1985 depicting the campus, thus recognising the school's contribution to society.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ SXCS
  2. ^ History of the institution
  3. ^ a b commemorative stamp Retrieved on 4 February 2008
  4. ^ history Retrieved on 6 February 2008
  5. ^ Quizmaster Derek O'Brien, an ex-student of St Xavier's School... The Times of India, 25 January 2005.
  6. ^ Rosalie Murphy, Contemporary poets of the English language (St. James Press, 1970)

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Coordinates: 22°32′54″N 88°21′21″E / 22.54837°N 88.35596°E / 22.54837; 88.35596