Though it was started as a residential school, today it has become a true neighborhood school, educating about 3200 students from the Prep standard to class 12. The school has 150 staff including teaching as well as non-teaching in all the three departments- Senior, Junior and the Prep. In the beginning, the school followed the ICSE syllabus, and the academic year was from January to December, but since 1977 it has been affiliated to the CBSE and the academic year was shifted to April- March. The first batch of students passed the Indian School Certificate Examination in 1966. "There are two types of education- one that teaches you how to make a living and the other that teaches you how to live." St Xavier's School helps its students to achieve this by organizing various extra-curricular activities. 'Every Student a Winner' is the aim of education at Xavier's.