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Aloysius College, The Hague
TypeJesuit, Catholic
Established1917; 102 years ago (1917)
StatusClosed 2016
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Aloysius College, The Hague, is a high school in The Hague, founded by the Jesuits in 1917 and expanding to include secondary school, grammar school, high school, and "gifted education." The last Jesuits left the school in the 1970s and in 2016 the school was closed due to financial difficulties.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The school was named after the Jesuit St. Aloysius Gonzaga. It was opened in 1917 under the name R.K. H.B.S. behind the rectory of Saint Teresa of Avila Church and at that time only accommodated Catholic boys. In 1925 the building at Oostduinlaan was opened. In 1928, a boarding school in the Raamweg received the boarders of Huize Katwijk in Katwijk aan den Rijn. The original plan was to replace the school at Katwijk with a mega complex between Oostduinlaan and Raamweg, with construction beginning in 1914, but only the basement was completed when funds ran out. World War I and the Russian Revolution ended this effort and in 1925 a more modest building was constructed. In the fifties the foundations of the 1914 building which were adjacent to the new building were removed with dynamite. After 1971 girls were admitted, and the Jesuits were gradually replaced by laypersons.[2]

Building[edit | edit source]

The 1925 building was designed by P.G. Buskens. It included two large rooms, an auditorium and chapel, stained-glass windows by Lou Asperslagh, and stately hall. The hallways and classrooms underwent many changes over time. The building was formidable enough to be declared a municipal monument in 2010. The Jesuit residence was converted into luxury apartments.

Organization[edit | edit source]

Aloysius College is under the supervision of the Aloysius Foundation, with daily management handled by the rector.

Cultural fests[edit | edit source]

ACT is a talent show in which students perform before a packed house. Each year there are three ACT shows, with exhibitions of talent in dance, music, and theater. A winner is chosen from each show and they appear in a fourth show, the finals, which includes additional perforrmances. The winner of that ACT Final becomes the year's winner.

Interscholastic intercultural event[edit | edit source]

Aloysius College is among five schools participating in an interschool cultural event in The Hague. Along with the Maerlant Lyceum, the Liberal-Christian Lyceum, the Sorghvliet, and Gymnasium Haganum, ACT winners at Aloysius participated in performances at one of these schools with one school declared the winner. The winning school becomes the locus of the next year's cultural event.

Closure[edit | edit source]

As of 23 November 2015 Aloysius College was closed for non-examination classes. The students in the graduating classes were able to finish the school year.[3]

Famous alumni[edit | edit source]


External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Security Check Required". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  2. "Aloysius College - mavo - havo - vwo - gifted education - Historie". 2015-08-12. Archived from the original on 2015-08-12. Retrieved 2017-02-04.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. "Aloysius College in Den Haag per 23 november dicht | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl". www.nu.nl. Retrieved 2017-02-04.

Coordinates: 52°5′50.3″N 4°18′38.13″E / 52.097306°N 4.3105917°E / 52.097306; 4.3105917

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