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Xavier College

Yrs 9 - 12 | Boarding and Day


135 Barkers Road,

KEW, VIC, 3101

Telephone: 03 9854 5411

Principal: Mr William Doherty 

Head of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Mr Alex Smith
Telephone: 03 9854 5436

Number in School: 2126
Number of Boarders: 76

Xavier College is a Catholic school founded in 1878 by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits).

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

The Xavier Boarding House prides itself on creating a community, where students and staff forge lasting bonds and where every student experiences a broad and challenging program in a small Boarding House setting.

At Xavier College we strive to engender a love of learning that will last long after graduation from the College. We do this by providing an environment within which boys from Years 9 to 12 are encouraged to develop personal leadership skills, to become responsible members of the community, to strive for excellence and to become ‘men for others’.

A specifically designed study skills program is offered to every boarder, covering issues such as time management, project planning, speed reading, diary use and examination preparation. The program is designed strategically from Year 9 through to Year 12 and your son will be challenged to perform to the best of his ability. Boarders’ VCE results reflect the excellence of this program.

The relatively small size of the Boarding House means students know one another well and can therefore contribute positively to the learning and social development of their fellow boarders.

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