Xavier School (XS) (simplified Chinese: 光启学校; traditional
Chinese: 光啓學校; pinyin: Guāngqĭ Xúexìao; Hokkien: Kông
Khē Hák Hàu), is located at 64 Xavier Street, Greenhills, San Juan,
Metro Manila, Philippines. It is a private, Catholic, college
preparatory school for boys run by the Philippine Province of the
Society of Jesus. Its K-12 curriculum includes a mandatory Chinese
language program. It also offers the IB Diploma Program in grades 11
and 12 to selected students.
Opened June 6, 1956, as Kuang Chi School by a group of Jesuits
expelled from China, it was named after Paul Hsü Kuangchi, Minister
of Rites during the Ming Dynasty.
Xavier School bears the name of St.
Francis Xavier, a Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society
of Jesus. The school celebrated its
1 History 2 Organization and administration
2.1 Board of Trustees 2.2 Community
3 Admissions 4 The Xavier School Song 5 Athletics 6 Mascot 7 Campus
7.1 Xavier School Nuvali
8 Awards 9 Notable alumni 10 Further reading 11 References 12 External links
Many Jesuit missionaries who were obliged to leave China in 1949 found
a new home and mission in the overseas Chinese community of the
Philippines. To facilitate their evangelization of the Chinese
Chairman: Mr. Johnip Cua President: Fr. Aristotle Dy ,S.J. Treasurer: Mr. Dobbin Tan
Fr. Ernesto Javier, S.J. – Director, Sacred Heart School Fr. Manuel Uy, S.J. – Director, Ateneo de Iloilo Fr. Peter Pojol, S.J. – Professor, Loyola School of Theology
Community Xavier School's community consists of its students, faculty, staff, an active Alumni Association of Xavier School, Alumni the Xavier School Parents Auxiliary, and the friends of Xavier School. Admissions Admission to Xavier School is very competitive. Generally, students enter Xavier as kindergarten students. Boys may also try to be part of the student population as high school freshmen (Grade 9), by taking the Xavier High School Entrance Examination. Transfer students are also accepted but the requirements are high. The Xavier School Song The official Xavier School Song was composed by Dolores Avelino. The history of the song may be found in Fr. Santos Mena, S.J.'s book, Luceat Lux. Lyrics and an MP3 version of the song may be found on the Xavier School website. In 2002, X-Squad, the school's cheering team, came up with the Xavier Rap, the school song in rap format, and allowing people to dance to the beat. In the same year, a violin and acoustic guitar version was produced as well. These two instrumental versions provide an atmosphere for reflection – a common Jesuit trait and activity – derived from the Examen. Athletics The school athletics programs are part of a selection of co-curricular activities available to its students. Xavier School fields over thirty teams in twelve sports. Students are not required to take part in organized athletics, but many do. In 2005, Xavier School had 488 athletes who competed in tournaments and leagues in different age-groups at one level or another. The teams are selected on a competitive basis. Xavier School considers commitment as the theme of its athletics program. The biggest, and maybe the only, incentive of Xaverian student-athletes in making a commitment is the privilege of carrying the school flag in interscholastic athletic competitions. In the same way, the school is committed to supporting its student-athletes, as stated by the school's athletics program coordinator. Athletics are not only available to Xavier students. They also extend to the larger Xavier School community. Every year, a fun run is held whereby students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni, and friends participate in a marathon around the Greenhills area, in friendly competition for the top prize. Everyone, including the public, may use Xavier School's sports facilities upon obtaining permission to do so from the school. Mascot The mascot is a golden stallion. The stallion is a popular image used in Chinese culture. In the school year 2002 to 2003, Hoofy, the official caricature of the school mascot, was created. It was designed by David Gonzales of the class of 2005. A life-size model of Hoofy goes around campus and is available for performance at special events. Campus
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The school campus in Greenhill's houses buildings in its 7-hectare lot, including the Fr. Eugene Moran S.J. Early Education (EED) Building, the Fr. Rafael Cortina S.J. Sports Center, the High School building, the Grade School buildings, the Senior High School building, the Xavier School-Angelo King Multi-purpose Center, the Jesuit Residence, and the Central Administration building. Sports facilities on campus include a swimming pool, a deep pool with diving facilities, covered courts, a wooden court, badminton courts, two football fields, a quadrangle, an oval track, and workout gyms. Among the facilities is the Fr. Rafael Cortina, S.J. Sports center, which was inaugurated on June 9. 2006. Among its amenities are a multi-purpose gym with three basketball courts and a stage for school events, table tennis facilities, an open shower area, a swimming pool, a sepak takraw venue, badminton courts, a basketball competition court with bleacher seating for 1,400, a 2-lane rubber-matted track oval, exercise rooms, an air-conditioned hall for meetings and other activities, a workout gym, a badminton court, a tennis court, and parking facilities. The Center was designed by alumnus Jonathan O. Gan of the class of 1984 and was built over two years under the supervision of Fr. Santos Mena, S.J. Pocket gardens are now along the corridors. Two statues were added to the campus scenery – one of Kuang Chi, a replica of one found in Xujiahui in Shanghai, and a larger-than-life sculpture of St Ignatius of Loyola, reminiscent of that in Santa Clara University. These two statues are also Pokéstops for Pokémon GO players. In 1999, the official Jesuit Residence was transferred to the fourth floor of the MPC and the former Jesuit Residence, still known as the Jesuit Residence building (or JR), was converted to classrooms for high school seniors, as well as a faculty room for High 4 faculty. Most recently, the High 4 classrooms were transferred back to the High School building, while the Information Technology Center was transferred to the JR building. Xavier School Nuvali Opened in June 2012, Xavier School Nuvali in Laguna is a 15-hectare campus that aims to have at least 25% of its students as scholars. It offers a flexible coeducational school, where boys and girls study together for selected subjects and grade levels, and separately in others. Awards
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National Champion, 1987 Caltex-DOST Young Scientists' Quiz Team Category. Xavier's Dance X is the champion of the 2006 Skechers Street Dancing competition (High School division). 2nd place in the 2006 Interscholastic Sports Association (ISSA) volleyball tournament. 7-time champions 2006-2007, 2010-2014 in the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) volleyball league. The Xavier Football club won 3rd place in the 2006 Alaska Football Cup. The Xavier Team A of the Grade School Division went on an undefeated season and also collected the championship in the Interscholastic Sports Association (ISSA) basketball tournament. The Xavier Volleyball Team (Grade School) secured the championship in the Philippine Athletic Youth Association (PAYA) volleyball league while the High School Division won the championship in the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) volleyball league, both in 2011. 3-time NaSHDC Champions, National Best Speakers. 4-time National Champions, Philippine Schools Debate Championship (2007, 2012, 2016, 2017) 3-Time Fil-Chi Badminton Champions 06-07, 07-08, 08-09. RIFA 2011 season 2nd Conference Champion (Midget H Division 1).
Juan Edgardo Angara
Mena SJ, Santos. Luceat Lux: The Story of Xavier School. 2005. Dy SJ, Aristotle (ed.). Our Pride and Glory, Xavier School at Fifty. 2006. Palanca, Ellen / Clinton (ed.). Chinese Filipinos. 2003. Gomez, Peter Martin (ed.). The Xavier School Institutional Identity Book. 2005. Dy SJ, Aristotle. Weaving a Dream: Reflections for Chinese-Filipino Catholics Today. 2000.
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Chinese schools in the
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Chinese International School Manila Saint Gabriel International School
Westminster High School
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All-boys schools in Metro Manila
Ateneo de Manila (Grade School and High School)
Claret School of Quezon City
Don Bosco Technical College
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