St. Xavier's High School, Patna
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 in the city of Patna and in the state of Bihar, established by missionaries from the American Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus. 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
logo of school
|School type||Private, day school|
|Motto||For God and Country|
(Latin: Pro Deo Et Patria)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||St. Francis Xavier|
|Established||17 January 1940|
|Founder||Marshall D. Moran|
|School district||Patna district|
|Authority||Society of Jesus|
|Rector||Fr. Joseph Sebastian S.J.|
|Principal||A Christu Savarirajan, S.J.|
|Grades||LKG to XII|
|Gender||Boys (1940-1999), Co-educational since 1999|
|Average class size||55-60|
|Medium of language||English|
|Hours in school day||6-7 (approx)|
|Houses||4 (Leopards, Tigers, Lions and Panthers)|
|Color(s)||Gold and blue|
|Slogan||St. Xavier's School till the end, Xaverians for life|
Once a Xaverian, Always a Xaverian
|Song||हम सब साथी सेंट जेवियर्स के.. (Translation: We all companions of St. Xavier's..)|
|School roll||in alphabetical order|
|Yearbook||Xavier Yearbook, Xavier's Life Annual|
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.
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (November 2017)
- 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
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