St Stanislas College is a conglomerate of high schools in Delft, Pijnacker, and Rijswijk. Saint Stanislas college itself was founded in Delft as a Gymnasium in 1948 by the Society of Jesus in the Netherlands. When other surrounding schools needed to work together to secure funding they joined to form a conglomerate. In 2007, there were 4253 students. It is the third largest school in Delft, after the Christian Lyceum Delft and Grotius College. The college is part of the international network of Jesuit schools.
When the college was founded it was one of seven Jesuit schools in the Netherlands. The others were: St Willibrord College in Katwijk, which became Catholic Comprehensive School, Breul; Ignatius Gymnasium in Amsterdam; Maartenscollege, Groningen; Aloysius College, The Hague; and Canisius College, Nijmegen. The group had the acronym 'WIMACS'. In the 1980s and 1990s, with the exception of St Stanislas College, control of the schools was transferred to the local government, and because of mergers with other conglomerates, eventually those other schools lost their affiliation with the Jesuits.
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