St. Xavier's School, Burdwan

St. Xavier's School, Burdwan

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St. Xavier's School, Burdwan

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St. Xavier's School is a coeducational secondary school in Burdwan (Bardhaman), West Bengal, India. It was founded in 1964. Around 1,200 students are enrolled at the school.

History

In 1961 Mr. K. P. A. Menon, the District Magistrate of Burdwan, had gone to St. Xavier’s Calcutta to seek admission for his son but he was refused. He decided to start another English medium school in Burdwan and his son would be the first student.

Determined, Mr. Menon went to Asansol and met Mrs. A. Saxena, a family friend. He convinced her to help him start an English medium school in Burdwan.

In January 1963 Ms Morris, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Saxena and later Ms Chandy began the school with Nursery. In February 1963 the school was shifted to the District Magistrate’s bungalow, running Class I and II.

When Mr. Menon came to know of his transfer and further training in agriculture abroad, he could not leave his dream unfulfilled so he contacted the Jesuits in Calcutta. The Jesuits agreed on conditions that the school should have separate buildings and a playground, and should get six teachers with English background. Fr. A. Wautier S.J. was the then Superior of the Calcutta Province.

The Jesuit Fathers came to Burdwan on in February 1964. Fr. Wautier S.J. appointed Fr. Gales S.J. as the first Principal of the school for one year. The First Founder Governing body of the school was known as Burdwan Educational Trust. Mr. Menon was the first President,...
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