Jesuit Education

A Jesuit education encourages the individual to develop his or her talents and fosters reflection so that the person’s heart, mind, body and spirit may become fully engaged to serve in the wider world.

Xavier College is a Catholic school founded in 1878 by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). It belongs to a worldwide network of over 2000 Jesuit educational institutions.

Our aim is excellence in education with a particular focus on the care of the individual within our community.

In the Jesuit tradition, we believe that, through rigorous self-reflection, each person’s imagination and creativity can be more fully integrated with faith and reason.

We encourage each of our students to become more fully alive to their own potential and to the challenge of living out their Christian values through developing and providing outstanding leadership and service in the world.

We call it ‘setting hearts on fire.’