Lycée Français Anatole France

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Lycée Français Anatole France
Անատոլ Ֆրանսի անվան Ֆրանսիական կրթահամալիր
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2 Nar-Dos street, Yerevan

Coordinates40°09′58″N 44°30′34.5″E / 40.16611°N 44.509583°E / 40.16611; 44.509583Coordinates: 40°09′58″N 44°30′34.5″E / 40.16611°N 44.509583°E / 40.16611; 44.509583
Established2007 (as Ecole Française Internationale en Arménie)
PrincipalAdel CHEKIR
GradesPre-school (2 to 5 years old)
1 - 12 grades
Number of students230
AffiliationsMinistry of Education of France
LanguagesFrench, English, Armenian, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese,

Lycée Français Anatole France (LyFAF; Armenian: Անատոլ Ֆրանսի անվան Ֆրանսիական Կրթահամալիր), is a French school in Yerevan, Armenia, founded in 2007 as the Ecole Française Internationale en Arménie (EFIA).[1] The school collaborates with the Ministry of Education of the French Republic and the Embassy of France in Armenia. The school operates under the French National education license.

As of 2019, the principal of the school is Adel Chekir.[2]


The French School in Armenia was founded in 2007 in Yerevan as the Ecole Française Internationale en Arménie with only 9 students during its first academic year in 2007–08. The school celebrated its 10th anniversary on 3 June 2017.

On 30 March 2018, the school was renamed after the French poet, novelist and winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature Anatole France, during a ceremony attended by the French Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the Armenian Minister of Education Levon Mkrtchyan, and the French Ambassador to Armenia Jonathan Lacôte.[3] According to ministers Lemoyne and Mkrtchyan, the school was renamed after Anatole France as a tribute to his great influence he had on supporting the Armenian cause during the difficult times of the Armenian nation.[4]


The school has the following structure:

  • Primary school, with 2 sections: pre-school kindergarten, and elementary school (grades 1 to 6).
  • Middle school : grades 7 to 9
  • High school : grades 10 to 12
  • Armenian Section : high school (grades 10 to 12)

As of the 2019–2020 academic year, there are 230 students in the Lycée Français Anatole France.


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