St. Xavier's School is a private Catholic primary and secondary school, located in Godavari, Lalitpur District, in the Bagmati Zone of Nepal. The school is located approximately south of the city of Kathmandu. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1951, it is the oldest modern style educational institution of Nepal.
St. Xavier's is the oldest educational institution of Nepal and one of the best known. Invited by the king of Nepal Tribhuvan Shah, in 1951 the American Jesuit priest Fr. Marshall D. Moran and a group of American Jesuit priests opened a residential school in the royal country villa of Godavari. After a few years, because of the increasing number of students, the primary school was shifted to St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel, in the south suburbs of Kathmandu. The high school remained in Godavari.
In 1969, due to ever growing demands for admission to the school, St. Xavier's, Godavari was turned into a full-fledged primary school and St. Xavier's, Jawalakhel