St Aloysius' College (Sydney)

St Aloysius' College (Sydney)

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St Aloysius' College is an independent, Catholic, day school for boys, located in Milsons Point, a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Founded in 1879 by Fr. Joseph Dalton SJ at St Kilda House, Woolloomooloo, St Aloysius' is conducted by the Society of Jesus as part of a worldwide network of schools and universities which Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Order, began in Medina, Sicily in 1548. The College has a semi-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1,174 students from Years 3 to 12 (8 to 18 years).

St Aloysius' is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), and is the oldest of the six schools which make up the Combined Associated Schools (CAS).

History

Foundation

Following the 1877 closure of Lyndhurst College, a Catholic school for boys in Glebe, Dr Roger Bede Vaughan, the second Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, found himself without a college for boys in the growing Catholic community. Vaughan was being constantly petitioned by the community to find a solution to the problem, and subsequently Fr. Joseph Dalton was sent to Sydney by the Superior, Fr. Cahill in answer to an urgent appeal from His Grace.

Towards the end of 1878...
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