Atheneum (school)

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This article is about the Dutch school system. For other uses of the word Atheneum, see Athenaeum (disambiguation).

The Atheneum, named after the ancient school founded by Roman Emperor Hadrian, is the formal name of the main educational track of Dutch Voorbereidend wetenschappelijk onderwijs. It is a six-year course and successful completion allows the candidate admission to Dutch university. It differs from its counterpart the Gymnasium in that it does not contain the ancient languages Latin or Greek.