Xavier College, Kew VIC







Established: 1704

Principal: Mr William (Bill) Doherty

Address: (Senior Campus) 135 Barkers Road, Kew 3101


Key Information


241 Teaching

170 Non Teaching



VCE Subjects



Italian, Japanese, Latin, French & Classical Greek


VET Available

About our school

The Ignatian ethos and spirituality of the Jesuits underpins all that transpires at Xavier, adding a depth and richness to the experiences and learning that students enjoy. Students are encouraged to
reflect, to explore, to come to know their passions and strengths, and to pursue their own personal
human excellence, so they might become the best version of themselves in the service of others.

Whether in the classroom, in the community, on the stage or on the sporting field, Xavier students have access to outstanding opportunities and facilities, allowing talents to be nurtured, fun to be had and strong friendships forged. Jesuit education values relationship and ‘cura personalis’ (care for the whole person) is central to a Xavier education. Xavier students are supported by pastoral staff that accompany students on their journey through the school, celebrating successes, cultivating talents and always encouraging the pursuit of what else might be possible.

We encourage our students to think critically, and wherever we can, giving students agency over their own learning. We provide a dynamic curriculum with a number of subject options. Students’ spirituality and faith is nurtured through retreats, liturgical celebrations and Ignatian Service programs and is expressed through the palpable sense of connection and community that exists between students. Xavier is part of a global network of Jesuit schools and universities, and has an extensive and active Old Xaverians association.

Quick Facts

  • Xavier College is part of the Jesuit network of schools and universities that educates some two million students worldwide, the largest single non-Government network in the world
  • 13 Graduates played in the opening round of the 2022 AFL Season
  • New pre-service teacher program developed to support students’ learning and consolidation
  • Hosted a series of education forums on critical future issues
  • A student cohort will do about 26,000 hours of Ignatian Service during their time at Xavier.

More from the school

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 3 516 474 476 504 484
Year 5 554 514 532 536 550
Year 7 592 555 571 578 612
Year 9 624 585 611 608 630

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 3 525 473 472 502 495
Year 5 538 520 529 522 531
Year 7 577 559 576 563 601
Year 9 616 595 600 605 622

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au


University enrolled: 80%
TAFE/VET enrolled 12%
Employment 3%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

(Senior Campus) 135 Barkers Road, Kew, 3101

Second Campus

(Burke Hall) Studley Park Rd,, Kew, 3101

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