ST.XAVIER’S RAIGANJ is founded and is run by “The Jesuits of Santal Society”, a minority Christian Society registered under the Society’s Registration Act 1860, having its headquarters at Dumka.
The SOCIETY OF JESUS, a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, has been active in the field of education world wide; at present is responsibile for 878 High Schools, 88 University Colleges world wide, 32 Technical Institutes and 8 Other institutes with over 48,000 lay teacher to educate about 88,00,000 young people belonging to every social class, community and linguistic group, being educated through the medium of English and other regional languages. These institutions are part of the Catholic Church’s effort to share in the country’s educational undertaking. This effort while being particularly responsible towards the Christian community has always been at the service of the whole nation.
JESUIT EDUCATION is inspired by the vision of men drawn from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ who has always been respected and admired by the people of India. It is also based on the principles of character formation and Personality Development Programme elaborated by St. Ignatius of Loyola. This vision and these principles give Jesuit Institutions a specific character and set before their staff and students high ideals of humanism and service towards which they are invited to strive continually.
JESUIT EDUCATION is world-affirming. It assists in the total formation of each individual within the human community. It includes a religious dimension that permeates the entire education. It promotes dialogue between faith and culture. It insists on individual care and concern and each person. It emphasizes activity on the part of the student, INITIATES life-long openness to growth. It is value oriented; it encourages knowledge, love and acceptance of self and provides realistic knowledge of the world in which we live. It is preparation for active life commitment; seeks to form “men and women for others” and manifests a particular concern for the underprivileged. It witnesses to excellence. It relies on a spirit of community among teaching staff and administrators and takes place within a structure that promotes community. It adapts means and methods in order to achieve its purpose most effectively.
The Jesuit School thus aims at making its own contribution towards a transformation of present day social condition so that the principles of social justice, equality of opportunities, genuine freedom, respect for religious and moral values enshrined in the Constitution of India may prevail and the possibility of living a fully human existence may be opened to all.
St. Xavier’s Raiganj is a Private Christian Minority School. It is affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, a statutory Body recognized by the govt. of India for conducting Matric and Inter level examinations.
The medium of Instruction is English, which is the international language today. The complete curriculum comprises English, Hindi, Bengali, History, Geography, Economics, Social Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Modern Governments, Computer Science. Healthy attitudes and the development of spiritual values are given great importance and are regularly imparted to the students through the teaching of Moral Science games, yoga and the holding of the Orientation Programme.