St. Xavier’s School was established in 1970 at a Government building in Sector 20, Gandhinagar. In 1982, the school shifted to its own sprawling campus spread across 12 acres area in Sector 8, Gandhinagar.
St. Xavier’s School, Gandhinagar, belongs to the International Xavier’s family having institutions of learning, worldwide. It is run by the Society of Jesus, an order of religious Priests and Brothers whose main house is based in Rome. The Jesuits, as these Fathers and Brothers are known were the School Masters of Europe because of their educational institutions which stressed Excellence. They stressed Science and the liberal Arts. St. Francis Xavier whose uncorrupted body lies in Goa was the first Jesuit to come to India 450 years ago and he began the first Jesuit institutions in our country. Since then the number of Jesuit schools, colleges, management institutions have grown and are spread all over India.
Fr. Charles Gomes, S.J. was the first Principal of the school. He was followed by other highly qualified educationalists, Fr. Ignatius Pinto, S.J. and Fr. Freddy D’Souza, S.J. who shifted the school to its new campus in Sector 8.
Fr. Godfrey de Rozario, S.J. later developed the campus and planted plenty of trees to give it a green environment friendly appearance. He was assisted by Br. Gomez, S.J. who helped maintain the campus.
In the year 1996/1997, the Vedruna Sisters (Carmelities of Charity) joined the school to look after the Primary and Pre-Primary sections with Sr. Mary D’Cruz being the first Sister in-charge of the Primary section.