Lycée Champollion

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Lycée Champollion
Main entrance of the Lycée Champollion
Main entrance of the Lycée Champollion
Address
1 cours Lafontaine
Grenoble, 38000
France
Information
Type Lycée public
Established 1887
Head of school Alain Mattone
Pupils 1820 pupils (2017)
Language German, English, Spanish, Italian

The lycée Champollion or "Champo" is a French secondary school and higher education establishment in Grenoble, at 1 Cours Lafontaine, one block from the Place Victor Hugo. Its present director is M. Mattone.

The second oldest lycée in Grenoble (after the lycée Stendhal, where the linguist Jean-François Champollion was educated), the lycée Champollion is best known for the quality of its classes préparatoires, making it the traditional school for the elites of Dauphiné and Savoy.

In 2017, 350 pupils were studying in Seconde, 256 in Première, 232 in Terminale and 982 in CPGE, at the lycée Champollion.

History[edit]

The decision to build a second lycée in the town and to name it after the linguist Champollion was taken in 1880. Designs were commissioned from the architect Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer and the building was completed in October 1887.

The languages studied[edit]

List of languages in alphabetical order:

  • Germany German
  • United Kingdom United States English
  • Spain Spanish
  • Italy Italian

Options[edit]

  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • Plastic arts
  • Music

Classes Préparatoires[edit]

In 2007, about 800 students were in classes préparatoires at the lycée Champollion.

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