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Gonzaga College, Venezuela

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Type  Jesuit, Catholic
Director  Mary Anez
Teaching staff  58
Rector  Daniel Figuera, SJ
Staff  44
Established  1945; 72 years ago (1945)

Gonzaga College is a coeducational, Jesuit school, primary through high school, presently situated in Barrio San Jose in Maracaibo, Venezuela. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1945 and since then has occupied three different campuses.



The College was founded on 1 October 1945 and named for St. Aloysius Gonzaga. From 1945 to 1966 it was situated at Av. Delicias. It was all-boy and included the spectrum of social backgrounds in its student body. At the start all the teachers were Jesuits. In 1966 it moved to Av. El Milagro at lakeshore, a more upscale part of town, from which it drew its student body, now including girls. The number of lay teachers increased. In 1975, in response to the Jesuit "option for the poor" following the Second Vatican Council of Bishops in the Catholic Church, the school moved to the heart of Barrio San Jose and CaƱada Honda.


Facilities include technology and science laboratories, a library, a fitness center, a rama sports field, baseball field, and volleyball court.

Gonzaga participates in ROOT (Zulia Ignatian Apostolic Network), a social service network, with other Jesuit schools in the region, for joint work and exchanges. It also has connections with Jesuit Refugee Service, Fe y Alegria, and Footprints Youth Movement.


Gonzaga College, Venezuela Wikipedia