Gonzaga College, Venezuela

Gonzaga College is a coeducational, Jesuit school, primary through high school, presently situated in Barrio San Jose in Maracaibo, Venezuela. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1945.

Gonzaga College, Venezuela
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Location
Barrio San Jose, Maracaibo

Venezuela
Coordinates10°38′42.09″N 71°38′27.65″W / 10.6450250°N 71.6410139°W / 10.6450250; -71.6410139Coordinates: 10°38′42.09″N 71°38′27.65″W / 10.6450250°N 71.6410139°W / 10.6450250; -71.6410139
Information
TypeJesuit, Catholic
Established1945; 77 years ago (1945)
RectorDaniel Figuera
DirectorMary Anez
Staff44
Teaching staff58
GradesPrimary through high school
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment1253

HistoryEdit

The College was founded on 1 October 1945 and named for St. Aloysius Gonzaga. From 1945 to 1966 it was situated at Av. Delicias. It was all-boy and included the spectrum of social backgrounds in its student body. At the start all the teachers were Jesuits. In 1966 it moved to Av. El Milagro at lakeshore and started admitting girls. The number of lay teachers increased. In 1975, in response to the Jesuit "option for the poor" following the Second Vatican Council of Bishops in the Catholic Church, the school moved to the heart of Barrio San Jose and Cañada Honda.[citation needed]

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