Barlaeus Gymnasium

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Barlaeus Gymnasium
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Barlaeus Gymnasium in 2005
Disciplina Vitae Scipio
Location
Weteringschans 29–31
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Coordinates 52°21′44″N 4°53′04″E / 52.36222°N 4.88444°E / 52.36222; 4.88444Coordinates: 52°21′44″N 4°53′04″E / 52.36222°N 4.88444°E / 52.36222; 4.88444
Information
Type Public[1] Gymnasium
Established 1885
Principal Marten Elkerbout
Vice principal Margriet Bosman
Vice principal Inge Krul
Staff 90
Number of students 800
Website

The Barlaeus Gymnasium is a secondary school in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is one of the five categorial gymnasia in Amsterdam, the other four being Vossius Gymnasium, Ignatius Gymnasium, Het 4e gymnasium and Cygnus Gymnasium. It offers a classical curriculum, including studies in Latin and Greek. The school stands in front of music venue Paradiso, close to the Leidseplein.

Het Stedelijk Gymnasium was established in 1885. It os the oldest of the four gymnasia, although its origins stretch back to the Latijnse scholen (Latin schools) whose existence is documented as far back as 1594. In 1927, the name was changed in 1927 and it was named after Caspar Barlaeus. Famous alumni include politicians Frits Bolkestein, Els Borst and writer Willem Frederik Hermans.

Thanks to its many well-known alumni, as well as its propensity to court controversy, the school enjoys great name recognition throughout the Netherlands.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ A public (openbare) school in the Netherlands is a school which receives only state funding, as opposed to special schools, which often receive religious funding too. See also: Schoolstrijd
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