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Fr. Santy Mathew, sj

PRINCIPAL

Welcome to St Xavier’s School, Alipurduar!

St Xavier’s School, Alipurduar is founded in 2011 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) of Darjeeling Province. The Society of Jesus was founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola and canonically approved as an order by Pope Paul III in 1540. The first school opened by the Society was in Messina in Sicily in 1548, which was followed by a rapid growth of schools throughout Europe and then across the world. . In the world, the Jesuits are responsible for 3,897 Educational Institutions in 96 countries. These Jesuit Educational Institutions engage the efforts of approximately 1, 34,303 teachers, educating approximately 29, 28,806 students. In India The Society of Jesus has founded 118 Primary & Middle Schools, 149 High Schools, 58 University Colleges, 22 Technical Institutes and 16 Business Administrations Institutes with 11,525 teachers, educating 3,34,538 students, belonging to every social class, community and linguistic group. These Institutions are part of the Catholic Church’s effort to share in the country’s educational undertaking.

At St Xavier’s School, we believe that an education is more than “book learning.” We follow the Jesuit ideal of forming the whole person: the mind, the heart, the body and the spirit. We believe that the formation of moral and religious values as critical to education. The Education imparted at our school develops the spiritual, intellectual, social, aesthetic and physical abilities of students so they can become mature adults who will contribute their talents and skills to the welfare of their fellow human beings in the spirit of being Men and Women with and for others.

For a Xaverian the school motto ‘Nothing Beyond’ means everything is possible if one has the passion and will- power to achieve it.

May God bless all our teaching and non teaching staff, students, parents and well-wishers.


Fr Santy Mathew SJ

Principal