Established 16 January 1860
Number of students 2,300
|Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic|
Founded 16 January 1860
Parent organization University of Calcutta
|Motto Nihil Ultra (Latin)
Vice Principal (S) Fr. Joseph Kulandai, S.J.
Sports Basketball, Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Table tennis, Rowing
Notable alumni Jagdish Chandra Bose, Utpal Dutt, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Sanjiv Goenka, Vijay Mallya
Similar St Xavier's College‑Autonomous - Mumbai, University of Calcutta, Presidency University - Kolkata, Jadavpur University, Scottish Church College
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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.
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- San Souci theatre
- Foundation years
- Notable alumni
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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.
San Souci theatre
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.
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. 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.