St. Xavier's High School, Patna

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St. Xavier's High School, Patna (often abbreviated: SXS Patna or SXHS), is a private, co-ed, college-preparatory high school, in the neighborhood of Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Bihar, India. It is the oldest Jesuit school[1] in the city of Patna and in the state of Bihar, established by missionaries from the American Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus.[2] Founded in 1940, it is named after St. Francis Xavier, a Spanish Jesuit saint of the 16th century, who travelled to India. The independent, non-diocesan school is operated by the Patna Province of the Society of Jesus and located in the heart of the city of Patna.

St. Xavier's High School
Academia Sancti Xaverii
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logo of school
St. Xavier's High School is located in Patna
St. Xavier's High School
St. Xavier's High School
Location in Patna, India
West Gandhi Maidan Marg, Patna - 800 001, Bihar, India
Coordinates25°37′9″N 85°8′26″E / 25.61917°N 85.14056°E / 25.61917; 85.14056Coordinates: 25°37′9″N 85°8′26″E / 25.61917°N 85.14056°E / 25.61917; 85.14056
School typePrivate, day school
MottoFor God and Country
(Latin: Pro Deo Et Patria)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. Francis Xavier
Established17 January 1940; 80 years ago (1940-01-17)
FounderMarshall D. Moran
School districtPatna district
AuthoritySociety of Jesus
RectorFr. Joseph Sebastian S.J.
PrincipalA Christu Savarirajan, S.J.
Teaching staff100
GradesLKG to XII
GenderBoys (1940-1999), Co-educational since 1999
Age range4-17
Enrolment2500 (2013)
Average class size55-60
Medium of languageEnglish
LanguageEnglish, Hindi
Hours in school day6-7 (approx)
Campus typeUrban
Houses4 (Leopards, Tigers, Lions and Panthers)
Color(s)Gold and blue         
SloganSt. Xavier's School till the end, Xaverians for life
Once a Xaverian, Always a Xaverian
Songहम सब साथी सेंट जेवियर्स के.. (Translation: We all companions of St. Xavier's..)
NicknameSXS Patna
School rollin alphabetical order
PublicationXavier Life
YearbookXavier Yearbook, Xavier's Life Annual
AffiliationsICSE, BSEB
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Old building of St. Xavier's


The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi as well as the Bihar School Examination Board, Patna.

Notable alumniEdit

  • Sujit Mukherjee (1944): Teacher, Author, Translator & Publisher. Chief Publisher, Orient Longman.Taught English at Patna University, National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Poona University and University of Wisconsin, Madison. Also, posthumously awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for his translation work.
  • Man Mohan Sinha (1948): Air Marshal, Indian Air Force
  • Tejendra Khanna (1954): Lt. Governor of Delhi
  • Nikhil Kumar (1955): Governor of Kerala. Former IPS officer and Member of Parliament
  • Sujoy K. Guha (1955): Biomedical Engineer
  • N. K. Singh (1956): Member of Rajya Sabha. ex IAS and Former Principal Secretary to the PM
  • Sanjaya Lall (1956): Development Economist and Professor of Economics, Green College, Oxford University.
  • Shyam Saran (1961): former Foreign Secretary, Govt. of India
  • J. K. Sinha (1961): former Director General of India's Central Reserve Police Force
  • Prakash Koirala: Nepalese Politician. Son of former Nepalese Prime Minister B P Koirala and father of actress Manisha Koirala
  • Salman Khurshid (1970): Ex-Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi
  • Abhayanand, 48th D.G.P of the state of Bihar and famous educationalist
  • Dilip Sinha (1970): Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN in Geneva.
  • Arun Kumar Singh (1971): Indian Envoy to France, earlier India's Deputy Ambassador in the US.
  • Arup Roy Choudhury (1972): CMD, National Thermal Power Corporation
  • Shekhar Suman (1972): Noted TV and Bollywood film actor and director.
  • Jagat Prakash Nadda (1974): National General Secretary, Bhartiya Janata Party & Former Cabinet Minister, Govt of Himachal Pradesh
  • Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha (1974): Central Information Commissioner and former Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the UK
  • Syed Saba Karim (1982): Former Wicket Keeper, Indian Cricket Team, Board of Control for Cricket in India selector
  • Sandeep Das (1985): Tabla Virtuoso
  • Manish Mehrotra (1990): Award Winning Chef
  • Vikram Seth: writer[3]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "About Us". Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Patna-Chicago Connection" (PDF), Jesuit International, archived (PDF) from the original on 26 April 2012, retrieved December 2011 Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Sangghvi, Malavika (10 November 2014). "From the mouths of moms". Mid Day. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.