Xavier School

College & Education

Asia, Philippines, San Juan

Not to be confused with Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. Xavier School (Abbreviation: XS; Filipino: Paaralang Xavier; Simplified Chinese: 光启学校; Traditional Chinese: 光啓學校; Pinyin: Guāngqĭ Xúexìao; Hokkien: Kông Khē Hák Hàu), located in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines, is a private Catholic college preparatory school for boys run by the Society of Jesus' Philippine Province. Its programs are both Chinese and Filipino in character. Founded in 1956 as Kuang Chi School by a group of Jesuits expelled from China, Kuang Chi School opened its doors on June 6 of that year. Kuang Chi School was named after Paul Hsü Kuangchi, Minister of Rites during the Ming Dynasty. Xavier School currently bears the name of St. Francis Xavier, a Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus. The school has recently concluded celebrating its Golden Jubilee. It is one of the few basic education institutions in the Philippines to receive a 7-year accreditation, the longest possible period, and one of the only three institutions to receive the Level III accreditation for both the Grade School and the High School unit by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities. It received its fourteenth re-accreditation since, on November 24. The school Director is Fr. Johnny Go, S.J. Fr. Go, a Xavier alumnus of the class of 1979, is the first alumnus to serve as School Director and is serving his third term. On January 2010, Xavier School was granted International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status.