Home »  Magazine »  Society »  St Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata

St Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata

Students are encouraged to donate—anything from a piece of soap to newspaper, which are sent en bloc to charity.

St Xavier's Collegiate School,
Kolkata
St Xavier's Collegiate, Kolkata: playground that reared Saurav Ganguly
Swapan Nayak
St Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+0553
AT St Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata, all-round excellence is a way of life. That’s what makes this school the mighty institution that it is today—a far cry from January 16, 1860, when a band of Jesuit fathers got together and founded it.

The school (up to Class 12) boasts a strength of around 2,000 and has 40-45 students per class. The monthly fees are Rs 250 or so, way below some other schools. The buildings are old-style Edwardian—spacious, with well-swept lawns, corridors and offices.

Charity is an adjunct to the activities of this school. The authorities run a subsidiary school for the less privileged children, providing two meals a week. Senior students undertake a major responsibility here. At fests and socials, students are encouraged to donate—anything from a piece of soap to newspaper, which are sent en bloc to charity.

Affiliated to the ICSE board, St Xavier’s students have consistently fared well in exams. In 1998, the topper in the secondary exams scored 727 out of 800 (90.8 per cent) while out of 34 candidates, 33 secured first divisions, with 24 distinctions. In the ICSE board exam the same year, the topper managed a 92.83 per cent of the aggregate, another scored 92.5 per cent and a third 92.17 per cent. To help hard-up students, the school has a scholarship system which aspirants can apply to in strictest confidence. Men who’ve been here before? Two chief ministers—Jyoti Basu and Siddhartha Shankar Ray—former army chief Shankar Roy Choudhury and India’s cricket captain, Saurav Ganguly.

READ MORE IN:

Post a Comment


You are not logged in, To comment please / Register
or use
Next Story : Cathedral And John Connon, Mumbai
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store
THE LATEST ISSUE
CLICK IMAGE FOR CONTENTS
  • PHOTO
  • NEWS
  • BLOGS
  • LATEST
Online Casino Betway Banner

Advertisement

OUTLOOK TOPICS :

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

or just type initial letters