Sint-Barbaracollege

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Sint-Barbaracollege
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Established October 1833 (1833-10)
Type Primary and secondary school
Principal Pierre Vinck
Location Savaanstraat 33,
Gent, Belgium
Coordinates Coordinates: 51°02′56″N 3°43′28″E / 51.048767°N 3.724446°E / 51.048767; 3.724446
Website http://www.sint-barbara.be

The Sint-Barbaracollege in Gent, Belgium is a private Jesuit school, founded in 1832.

The school is built on the location of a cloister, the "Sint Barbaraklooster in Jerusalem". The cloister was founded in 1420 for Augustinian nuns, closed in 1783 by order of Joseph II, briefly reopened but closed again during the French war. In 1814 the building near the Ketelvest housed a secondary school, but that was closed in 1819 by order of William I who had opened an atheneum in the nearby buildings of the old Baudelo Abbey.

In 1833, after the Belgian Revolution of 1830 the Bishop of Ghent, Jan-Frans Van De Velde (nl), gave the school to the Jesuits. The first students graduated in 1836. A school church was inaugurated on 6 November 1858.

As of 2011, the Sint-Barbaracollege consists of a primary school (K-12) and a secondary school.

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