Maristes Valldemia

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Maristes Valldemia[1]
Location
161, La Riera St.
Mataró, Province of Barcelona, Catalonia
Information
Religious affiliation(s) Marist Brothers
Denomination Catholicism
Founded 1855 (1855)
Faculty 90
Age 3 to 18
Number of students 1200
Language Catalan, Spanish, English, French
Campus Col·legi Valldemia (Mataró)
Website
Main building
Ermengol Coll de Valldemia, the founder.

The Maristes Valldemia[1] school (aka: Col·legi Maristes Valldemia, Col·legi Valldemia or Valldemia), is in Mataró, Province of Barcelona - Catalonia (Spain). It is a Catholic school run by Marist Brothers. It is dedicated to Our Lady the Virgin of the Candle. Fundació Champagnat, Fundació Privada owns the school.[2]

The school was founded in 1855 by three Piarists related persons: the priest Ermengol Coll de Valldemia, Pelegrí Ferrer and Ramon Cuspinera. Its first name was «Colegio de Cataluña», and it was on the land of a traditional Catalan manor named Can Miralpeix. The school's aim was to provide a modern and Christian education. After 1858, the school was known as «Col·legi de Valldemia» (in Catalan) or «Colegio de Valldemia» (in Spanish).[3] In 1888 the school was given to the Marist Brothers to run. [4] [5] [6] [7] From 2012 the official name is Maristes Valldemia.[1]

The main building was designed by the architect Jeroni Boada,[7] and later improved in 1911 by Josep Goday i Casals (who used to be an student at the school, and founder member of the Alumni Association).[8]

The school received its first international recognition at the Paris Exposition of 1900, a Gold Medal in recognition of quality education. During the convulsive years that marked the Spanish Civil War, Valldemia was converted into a hospital and blood bank.[4]

Today, the school has 1200 students from ages 3 to 18, who are taught by a staff of 90 teachers.[9]

Alumni[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Resolució ENS/1115/2012, de 24 de maig, per la qual s’autoritza la modiicació de la denominació especíica del centre educatiu privat Valldemia, de Mataró.". Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Generalitat de Catalunya) (6148): 30669. 13/06/2012. ISSN 1988-298X . http://portaldogc.gencat.cat/utilsEADOP/PDF/6148/1247390.pdf. Retrieved 07/21/2012. Official naming of the school (Catalan)
  2. "Resolució ENS/3000/2011, de 14 de desembre, per la qual s’autoritza el canvi de titular del centre educatiu privat Valldemia, de Mataró.". Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Generalitat de Catalunya) (6037): 308. 03/01/2012. ISSN 1988-298X . http://portaldogc.gencat.cat/utilsEADOP/PDF/6037/1216413.pdf. Retrieved 07/21/2012. Official ownership of the school (Catalan)
  3. It is named in both languages in different bibliography, according to the bilingual "statu quo" in different historic moments in Catalonia.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cusachs i Corredor, Manuel (2006). "Col·legi de Valldemia 1855–1888: Dels inicis al seu traspàs als Germans Maristes". Fulls del Museu Arxiu de Santa Maria 85 (1): 32–47. ISSN 0212-9248 .(Catalan)
  5. Llovet, Joaquim (2000). Mataró: dels origens de la vila a la ciutat contemporània. Barcelona: Caixa d’Estalvis Laietana. ISBN 84-923896-2-1 .(Catalan)
  6. Llamas i Mantero, Antoni. "En record del 150è aniversari del Col·legi Valldemia". Sessió d'Estudis Mataronins [en línia], 2006, Núm. 23, p. 139-150.. Museu Arxiu de Santa Maria (Mataró) - Institut Ramon Muntaner. http://www.raco.cat/index.php/SessioEstudisMataronins/article/viewFile/113456/233409. Retrieved 21 July 2012. (Catalan)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gurrera i Lluch, Montserrat. "El primer projecte educatiu del Col·legi Valldemia". Sessió d'Estudis Mataronins [en línia], 2006, Núm. 23, p. 151-168.. Museu Arxiu de Santa Maria (Mataró) - Institut Ramon Muntaner. http://www.raco.cat/index.php/SessioEstudisMataronins/article/viewFile/113457/233410. Retrieved 21 July 2012. (Catalan)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Reixach i Puig, Ramon. "Cent anys de noucentisme. Josep Goday i Casals". Capgros.com. Capgròs Comunicació S.L.. http://www.capgros.com/portal_capgros/report/archivos_noticias/mataroenrere108.pdf. Retrieved 21 July 2012. (Catalan)
  9. Parrell, Claudi. "Escola Maristes Valldemia Mataró". http://www.maristesvalldemia.com. Retrieved 2007-05-27. (Catalan)
  10. Pujol, Juan; West, Nigel (1985). Operation GARBO: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Double Agent of World War II. New York: Random House. ISBN 978-0-394-54777-0 . http://books.google.com/?id=7tIDAAAAMAAJ&dq=Operation%20GARBO.

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