Run by the Missionaries of Christ Jesus or MCJ, an International Missionary Religious Congregation, Saint Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Tura, a Catholic Church Institution was established in 1950 with Garo Section and 1959 with English Section. At that time the need of the Mission in Garo Hills was the education of girls.St. Xavier’s School is the first Mission of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Christ Jesus, Tura is remembered as having given birth to the first Indian Sister of the Congregation – Sr. Margaret M. Sangma.

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Refinement of manners, habits of obedience, neatness in person and dress and punctuality are required at all times. Irregular attendances, habitual idleness, disobedience of authority or conduct being injuries to the moral tone of the school are sufficient reasons for the dismissal of a student.
Saint Xavier’s Higher Secondary School derives its name from Saint Francis Xavier, the Patron Saint of the Mission and of Missionaries of Christ Jesus Congregation. The motto of St. Xavier’s School “Love in Service” promotes the girls to empower themselves and the others in a spirit of total availability.
The motto of St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School “Love in Service” of the teaching of Jesus Christ, promotes the girls to empower themselves and the others in a spirit of total availability. St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School is an institution steeped in history and tradition but with an eye to the future. The objectives of the school are guided by the motto, the inculcation of Zeal, integrity and quality of a child.
Our purpose in education then is to form women ‘for other’. The institute of Missionaries of Christ Jesus has always sought to imbue students with values that transcend the goals of money, fame and success. We want students who will be leaders concerned about society and the world in which they live. We want to provide all round development of the personality through human training, spiritual, moral, physical and intellectual, value based and socially committed, thus molding them to be promising citizens of tomorrow.


School plays a central role in developing and nurturing the talents of every child as well as shaping their character. In the fast changing world, driven by technological innovation and characterised by new challenges and uncertainties, the way the learners learn today and the way they will work tomorrow are redefining the contours of teaching and learning. At St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary school, we are always guided by the gospel values that help us on all-round development of our learners through academic excellence, dynamic and challenging physical activities, enriching creative experiences and value education. Our focus is to motivate learners to explore new frontiers of learning and preparing them to connect with real-world situations through experiential learning, as well as to be lifelong learners, are integral to our educational approach. We believe that a strong moral and ethical foundation creates good citizens who, albeit in a small way, make the world a better place by contributing to the community, country and the world. Our dedicated and caring teachers are our building blocks. They teach the learners not just with their minds, but with their hearts, making learning enjoyable and rewarding and instilling in them sound values. They inspire the learners to believe in themselves and think big. We invite you to explore STXHSS as we provide an excellent education for our learners. One that will make them good human beings.
Sr. Maria D’Silva
St Xavier's Higher Secondary School
Tura, Meghalaya

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