About Xavier School
is a Jesuit Catholic college preparatory school with a distinct Chinese
and Filipino character.
is a Jesuit basic educational institution , a school
founded, owned, and managed by the Society of Jesus.
By its very nature, Xavier School is a college preparatory school which
offers a three-level curriculum: Early Education, Grade School, and High
As a Jesuit academic institution, its basic educational philosophy is
based on the principles and tenets of the Ratio Studiorum and the 400-year
old tradition of Jesuit education: the formation of an individual who
is a product of a truly liberal education, with a special concern for
the development of personal discipline, and a drive for the pursuit of
Moreover, it subscribes to the Ignatian philosophy of "Formation for Mission"-a
formation based on a deep EXPERIENCE OF GOD'S LOVE that leads to a PERSONAL
CONVERSION and an ELECTION/COMMITMENT TO CHRIST'S MISSION. This is a process
that enables the person to appreciate his God-given gifts, develop them
in order to use them in the service of others.
As a Jesuit school, Xavier seeks to promote the Jesuit concerns of "serving
the faith which does justice, manifesting a special concern for the poor,
and seeking to form men and women for others."
From its very beginnings, XAVIER SCHOOL has always been a missionary
school for the Chinese-Filipinos .
Xavier is one of three Chinese-Filipino schools established in the Philippines
by Jesuit missionaries who were expelled from China in the 50's. Its special
mission to the Chinese-Filipino community is to be a bridge:
Evangelization - To be a bridge between Christ and the Chinese-Filipinos
so that they will know Him, love Him, and follow Him in their lives.
Integration - To build a bridge between the Chinese-Filipinos and the
Filipinos: To be a center of dialogue between the Christian and non-Christian
faiths, and the Filipino, Chinese, and western cultural traditions. Hence,
to serve as an instrument for the integration of the Chinese-Filipino
into the life of the Filipino nation.
XAVIER SCHOOL is a Catholic school whose educational
program is animated by Catholic belief and doctrine.
Its religious practices, liturgies and acts of worship are Catholic; the
values it promotes are Catholic in orientation. It cultivates in its students,
faculty, and staff a lively response of faith to the person of Jesus Christ,
as members of different faith communities in school, at home, or within
the larger ecclesial community which is the Catholic Church.
Finally, XAVIER SCHOOL is a Filipino school.
Xavier School offers a program of studies approved, sanctioned, and endorsed
by the Philippine Government. Its program seeks to promote and foster
a healthy nationalism in its students, an appreciation of their Filipino
cultural heritage, and a consciousness and commitment to their responsibilities
as citizens of the Republic of the Philippines.
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