Colegio del Pilar (Madrid)

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El Pilar
Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
Motto Latin: Veritas liberabit vos
(Truth will make you free)
Established 1907
Type Independent day
Public school
Religion Roman Catholic
Head Master Francisco Vázquez
Founder Company of Mary
Location Calle de Castelló 56
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–18
Colours Royal Blue & White          
Former pupils Old Pilarists
School song Españoles hidalgos valientes
Website Official website

The Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Pilar /ˈplɑːr/[1] (in English: The School of Our Lady of the Pillar), often referred to as "El Pilar" is an independent day school for pupils from 3 to 18 years of age located in Calle de Castelló, in Madrid (Spain). It was founded in 1907 by the Society of Mary, a Roman Catholic teaching order of priests and religious brothers, who still continue to operate the institution.[2] Founded as a boys' school, it first admitted girls in 1986, and progressively became fully co-educational.[3] El Pilar has educated one Spanish Prime Minister and numerous prominent public figures in the history of Spain. El Pilar has been considered as one of the most influential public schools in the history of 20th Century Spain.

North front of the school chapel.


  1. ^ Wells, John C. (2008), Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.), Longman, ISBN 9781405881180 
  2. ^ "Overview of the school.". 
  3. ^ "Detailed history of the school." (PDF). 

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