St. Ignatius College, Santiago

St. Ignatius College, Santiago (Spanish: Colegio San Ignacio Alonso Ovalle) is a private Catholic primary and secondary school, located in Santiago, Chile. The school was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1856 and is run by the Jesuit St. Ignatius Foundation as a part of the Ignatian Educational Network of Chile, the Latin American Federation of Jesuit Colleges, and the Latin American Federation of the Society of Jesus (FLACSI).

St. Ignatius College, Santiago
Spanish: Colegio San Ignacio Alonso Ovalle
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Address
Alonso de Ovalle & San Ignacio


Chile
Coordinates33°26′51.28″S 70°39′22.87″W / 33.4475778°S 70.6563528°W / -33.4475778; -70.6563528Coordinates: 33°26′51.28″S 70°39′22.87″W / 33.4475778°S 70.6563528°W / -33.4475778; -70.6563528
Information
TypePrivate primary and secondary school
Religious affiliation(s)Catholicism
DenominationJesuit
Patron saint(s)Ignatius Loyola
Established1856; 166 years ago (1856)
Founder
TrustJesuit St. Ignatius Foundation
AdministratorJaime Laso Fresno
RectorMarcelo Mackenney Poblete
Teaching staff89
Gender
Enrollment1,313
MascotDevil
Affiliations
Websitewww.colegiosanignacio.cl
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The school is the second oldest private school in Santiago after Padres Franceses de Santiago.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

In 1854, San Ignacio was founded by Jesuits from Buenos Aires at the behest of Rafael Valentín Valdivieso, Archbishop of Santiago. The school opened in 1854 in Santiago and within a year had 150 students. To the classroom building and Jesuit residence the Church of St. Ignatius was added in 1859.[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colegio San Ignacio Alonso Ovalle" (in Spanish). Latin American Federation of the Society of Jesus (FLACSI). 13 January 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2016.

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