Lycée Français Jean-Mermoz
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Lycée Franço-Argentin Jean Mermoz is a large French - Argentine school constituted by three educational levels. The school building is situated in Nuñez neighbourhood, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The School was founded on October 3, 1967 as a result of a cooperation agreement between the Republics of France and Argentina. Two days later, the first President of the Fifth Republic Charles De Gaulle placed the cornerstone of the future building. Finally the Lycée opened its doors on March 10, 1969. Its name honors the courage of the French airman Jean Mermoz, and his contribution to the development South America’s aviation.
The objective of the 1967 French-Argentinean cooperation agreement was the integration of both educational systems as a means to improve mutual understanding between the countries. Graduates are expected to complete a rigorous academic program and to demonstrate a strong sense of public responsibility and exemplary citizenship. Completion of the course of study gives graduates the opportunity to enter both the Argentinean and French University systems
The Lycée Franço-Argentin Jean Mermoz offers a fully bilingual education french-spanish as well as a solid English program that certifies students to the B2 level of the Common European Framework for Languages. Educational programs are inspired in Human Fundamental Rights values and French and Argentinean academic domestic traditions as well as in students' academic excellence. Students will get the opportunity to obtain two academic degrees Baccalauréat and Bachillerato corresponding to the French and Argentinean titles similar to the U.S. High School.
Three Educational Levels
The first level beguines’ at Kindergarten where students will perform their first tasks. Games and rules will be useful to teach and enforce student’s behavior allocating positive incentives to help little kids to develop their character within social activities. Games and activities are fully bilingual after which students are expected to know writing and reading basis in French and Spanish.
The second level continues at Elementary School where students will learn to master writing and reading skills. Furthermore students will learn geometry and arithmetical basics as well as social and natural sciences. Moreover young kids will be introduced and encouraged to learn core values such as teamwork, solidarity and critical spirit through the sports' discipline and fine arts.
The third level is the Baccalauréat where students will be given instruments to develop their own abilities to achieve a solid understanding of math, social and natural sciences. In addition young citizens will learn philosophical and historical disciplines and, in turn, both disciplines will enhance students' ability to understand the world and individuals. On the other hand, summer camp will be a new experience for the students where they will take advantage of social core values. Core values enforced through the continuous practice of sports and arts. Summer camp experience is actually a controlled and guided activity where is expected that students learn about their own autonomy and to choose possible solutions for empirical problems of social life. Finally this third educational level -that corresponds to Junior/High School- is the previous step for applying to College in the U.S. system or to a University in the Argentinean and continental Europe system.