Jesuit Education Policy

'Empower the Powerless,
Give Voice to the Voiceless'

The Jesuits, the one-time 'School Masters of Europe', who revolutionized the concept of modern education during the 16th and 17th centuries in Europe through 'Ignatian Pedagogy', have taken up the challenge of empowering the powerless and giving voice to the voiceless in the contemporary world. With their General Chapter of 1974, the Jesuits developed sharper awareness towards the structural dimensions of injustice in the human society and committed themselves to do what they could, to create a just and humane society. It became the policy of the school to create an egalitarian society by providing quality education to all strata of society. Thus, the school management decided to admit children from the socio-economically weaker sections of the society. 25% of admission is now reserved for the children of economically weaker sections of the neighbourhood. It was a great service rendered to hundreds of children over the past many years, who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to avail of such quality education.
It was Fr. Edward Niesen who took the bold step of helping the poor children by introducing 'Christian Children Fund' (CCF) in the school. The fund operated in the school for many years under the supervision of Mr. P.M. Thomas. Over the years, many students from the disadvantaged section received benefit from the CCF. However, the education of the underprivileged in our school underwent a sea change with the beginning of the Xavier Fair. Now the school spends many lakhs of rupees each year in educating students from the disadvantaged sections of the society.