Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden

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Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden
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Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden (Fruinlaan)
Uno Sumus Animo
Location
Leiden, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°05′27″N 4°18′08″E / 52.0909°N 4.3022°E / 52.0909; 4.3022Coordinates: 52°05′27″N 4°18′08″E / 52.0909°N 4.3022°E / 52.0909; 4.3022
Information
Type Gymnasium
Established <1323
Staff 160
Number of students 1,700
Rector Bart Vieveen
Website

Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden is a gymnasium in the Netherlands. Located in Leiden, it is one of the oldest schools in the Netherlands. Its history dates back to the Middle Ages. The Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden is the biggest independent gymnasium in the Netherlands, with over 1,600 pupils (in 2011).

History[edit]

The school is named in a charter of count William III of Holland in 1323 under the name schole or scoele, and is probably founded in the second half of the 13th century. After the Siege of Leiden (1573-1574) Nicholaus Stochius was named rector. Around 1700 the school was named gymnasium in official Latin documents (in Dutch: Latijnse school). The name Stedelijk ('municipal') Gymnasium was introduced in 1838, together with a new educational approach.

Buildings[edit]

  • 1324 (?)-1883: Lokhorststraat in the centre of Leiden (architect Lieven de Key)
  • 1883-1938: Doezastraat
  • 1938-present: Fruinlaan (named after professor Robert Fruin, who taught at the school)
  • 2001-2010: extra building at Noordeinde
  • 2010-present: second building Gooimeerlaan (“location Socrates”)

LEMUN and international contacts[edit]

Epigram by Ptolemy in the school

Since 2001 Stedelijk Gymnasium organizes the Leiden Model United Nations (LEMUN), which is part of the international Model United Nations (MUN)-conferences. The Stedelijk Gymnasium has contacts with schools from Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Italy and Belgium to exchange students.

Alumni[edit]

Teachers

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Publication[edit]

  • A. M. Coebergh van den Braak: Meer dan zes eeuwen Leids Gymnasium. Leiden, 1988. 2e rev.ed., 1997: ISBN 90-800486-1-5