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Lycée Sainte Marie Public School

Address: 43 Rue Saint-Bonaventure, 49300 Cholet
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Description Lycée Sainte Marie Public School

The public school of Lycée Sainte Marie is located in Cholet: it is a fairly large and lively city with a population of 57 thousand people. It is easy to get to Paris by train, and only 100 kilometers of the road separates the city from the Atlantic Ocean.

This prestigious and well-known educational institution, whose experience of successful work is more than 100 years. Here students are mainly from middle-class families. International students study together with French schoolchildren. This allows not only to intensify the learning process, but also to foster mutual respect, tolerance, the ability to work with different people, with representatives of different nationalities.

Lycée Sainte Marie is working on a high school program (from 10 to 12), the total number of students reaches 1200 people. The list of subjects may differ depending on the chosen level of training, but the basic, fundamental disciplines are generally the same:

  • Mathematics;
  • French;
  • Physics;
  • The first foreign language (usually English);
  • The second foreign language (usually Spainish Or German);
  • Art;
  • Biology;
  • Geography;
  • Sport and physical education;
  • History.

Schoolmasters Lycée Sainte Marie strives to bring up a full-fledged personality, an active citizen of the modern world, a member of the international community - for this purpose a large number of common global projects, works and researches are provided, during which students from different countries work together.

The senior school in France is divided into two levels:

  • The College (grades 6-9);
  • The Lycee (grades 10-12);
  • The final step is to study on the bachelor's program.

The main emphasis in teaching is done in the lessons of the French language, literature, economics and the exact sciences. For foreign students, the assistance and support of a special employee and consul is provided. The school is accredited as the center for the national DELF exam.

Classes usually begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5-6 p.m., there is a 1-hour lunch break and short breaks between lessons. Some classes are held in the mornings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The school does not work during the holidays, public holidays and weekends, students spend this time at homes with host families.

Usually the schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 7:00 - start of the day;
  • 7: 10-7: 45 - breakfast;
  • 8:00 - living residences close for daytime;
  • 8:30 - 12:00 - morning block of academic studies;
  • 12:00 - 13:00 - lunch;
  • 13:00 - 16:00 - afternoon academic block lessons;
  • 17: 00-18: 00 - free time, visiting electives and student clubs;
  • 19: 00-19: 30 - dinner;
  • 20: 00-21: 00 - free time, independent work and study;
  • 21: 00-22: 00 - free time for rest and entertainment, communication and games with friends;
  • 22:15 -end of the day.

Sports activities are not compulsory, they are not included in the main curriculum. Usually students devote time to physical activity during the weekend, on Saturday and Wednesday evening.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Lycée Sainte Marie Public School

Program name
from 6 550 € / semester

In the 10th grade, basic, fundamental sciences are studied, which are divided into 3 blocks (or series):

  • S (série scientifique) is a natural science, physics and mathematics;
  • ES (série économique et sociale) - economics and social (humanities) sciences;
  • L (série littéraire) - philosophy, French and foreign languages.

Note that the student can not enroll immediately in the 12th class (Terminale), if before that he did not finish the last two classes of the French school - that's why the students usually choose 10 (Seconde) or 11 (Première) class. Foreign students for studying must confirm the high level of knowledge of the French language and pass the relevant examinations.

Accommodation and food

Lycée Sainte Marie is practicing a five-day workweek - Monday to Friday, students attend academic studies and live in residences, and spend the weekend (as well as holidays and vacations) with the host family. Each family is carefully selected by the student on an individual basis, constantly checked and controlled by the school staff. In addition to a cozy room and meals, children can use the laundry; Family members have the right to monitor their academic performance, help to solve household and administrative issues, in case of illness or injury, organize timely medical care (calling a doctor or visiting a clinic).

The school residence, where pupils live five days a week (Monday to Friday), provides cozy, fully equipped rooms for 2-3 people. Common are dining rooms, lounges and bathrooms at the residence.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: biology, chemistry, design, economics, English, French, French literature, geography, history, Information Technology, law, maths, physical Culture, physics, political science, the photo
Events list: Athletics, badminton, basketball, football, handball, volleyball

Events Lycée Sainte Marie Public School

In their spare time students can visit city parks, museums of history,art and textile, places of interest, various exhibitions and festivals are constantly held. There are schools of drama, music and fine arts, dancing, a major Summer Festival and theatrical seasons.

Equipment Lycée Sainte Marie Public School

Lycée Sainte Marie has a modern computer classroom, functional scientific laboratories for practical classes, equipped with classrooms; an extensive library, classes for music or art. Also on the territory there is a general Student Center, a large number of sections and clubs on interests. There is a diverse sports infrastructure, fields and grounds (football, tennis, skis and skates, swimming). All buildings and grounds are constantly being modified and regularly repaired to meet high modern requirements.

Term dates and fees

Trimester runs from August 24 to December 18 (the required date of arrival for training is indicated); The fall semester is from August 24 to February 12, and the full academic year is from August 24 to June 18.

Note the official and state weekend when Lycée Sainte Marie does not work:

  • Christmas holidays (two weeks from the end of October to the beginning of November);
  • Christmas (two weeks, including Christmas and New Year itself);
  • Winter Holidays (two weeks From mid-February to mid-March);
  • Spring break (two weeks from mid-April to mid-May);
  • Summer holidays (two months, begin at the beginning of July).

Christmas holidays and holidays, as well as summer holidays are unified for all schools in France. The other dates of the holidays can vary depending on the location of the institution (zone A, B, C).

Tuition fee already includes:

  • Administration fee;
  • Accommodation on the basis of the school and the host family on weekends, holidays and holidays;
  • 24-hour support and warranty Security, emergency telephone line 24/7.

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Air tickets in both directions;
  • Visa costs and fees;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Additional excursions, sports and creative entertainment;
  • Additional language classes;
  • Pocket expenses;
  • Language courses E-learning;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Training aids, books and materials.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • It is necessary to have a personal interview before you arrive in the country and school. Students must complete their studies in the last grades of the French school (level A2), demonstrate excellent academic achievements and academic success, prepare a recommendation letter from the teacher of the French language.
  • In order to begin training in August, the application must be submitted before March 31, to begin classes in January - until October 31.


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