St. Xavier's School, Godavari

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St. Xavier's School, Godavari
GPO Box 50, Kathmandu

Coordinates 27°42′12″N 85°19′05″E / 27.7033°N 85.3181°E / 27.7033; 85.3181Coordinates: 27°42′12″N 85°19′05″E / 27.7033°N 85.3181°E / 27.7033; 85.3181
Other name SXG
Type Catholic school
Motto Live for God, Lead for Nepal
Religious affiliation(s) Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
Established 1951; 68 years ago (1951)
Founder Marshall D. Moran
Principal Samuel Simick
Faculty Science and Management (Class 11)
Gender Boys' school (until 1996)
Co-educational (after 1996)
Enrolment 1,134
Song From the Snows
Affiliations SEE, HSEB

St. Xavier's School is a Nepalese Jesuit school located in Godavari, Lalitpur District, Bagmati Zone. The school is about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) outside Kathmandu. It is the oldest educational institution of Nepal, founded in 1951.


St. Xavier's is the oldest educational institution of Nepal and one of the best known. It was started in 1951 by American Jesuit priest and missionary Marshall D. Moran and a group of other American Jesuit priests. After a few years, because of the increasing number of students, the primary school was shifted to St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel, located in Jawalakhel, and the high school remained at Godavari.

In 1969, due to ever growing demands for admission to the school, St. Xavier's, Godavari was turned into a full-fledged primary school and St. Xavier's, Jawalakhel was turned into a full-fledged high school.

It was an all-boys school until 1996, when another major decision turned St. Xavier's, Godavari into a co-educational day school, focused on educating children from the local community, that would again become a high school.[1]

Present day[edit]

The school is still run according to Jesuit principles of education, even though Indian and Nepalese Jesuits have taken the place of the American founders.classes XI and XII are also being added per the rule passed by the government of Nepal.

St. Xavier's Godavari is one of four schools in Nepal operated by the Jesuits. The other three are St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel (already mentioned) located in Lalitpur, and St. Xavier's College in Maitighar, both in Kathmandu Valley, while the other is St. Xavier's School, Jhapa.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ St. Xavier's School Godavari: "History". Retrieved February 26, 2010.

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