Lycée français de Pondichéry

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French International School Pondicherry
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Lycée main courtyard.
12 Rue Victor Simonel, Pondicherry, Puducherry,
Type Private
Established 1826
Principal Stephan Madrias
Grades Class 1 – 12
Number of students 550
Campus size 5 acres (20,000 m2)
Affiliation University of Rennes

The Lycée français international de Pondichéry is an International French School in Pondicherry - Puducherry (India). The school serves the period from pre-primary through lycée (senior high school), 3 to 18 years old.

The International French School Pondicherry is renowned for its vibrant tradition and its endeavor towards modernity. One of the oldest school in the AEFE network of 500 French high schools overseas, Lycée Français de Pondichéry celebrated its 190th anniversary in 2016, was established as the Collège Royal on 26 October 1826 by Eugène Desbassayns de Richemont, then Governor-General of Pondichéry in French India, during the Bourbon Restoration.

The Institute is recognized today as an International School, where academics are paramount and excellence is central. This large network of the French educational system allows thousands of students to pursue uninterruptedly their studies in 137 countries across the 5 continents. The school works towards the higher principles of learning and recognition in the academic circle. A place where Multiculturalism is embraced and Diversity is celebrated, Lycee Francais is growing to be the pinnacle of holistic education and a transition towards a brighter future.

In 2014 the school signed a memorandum of understanding with the Future Foundation School Kolkata providing for student exchanges.[1]

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  1. ^ "School pact opens window to French education" (Archive). The Times of India. November 8, 2014. Retrieved on January 22, 2015.

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Coordinates: 11°55′50″N 79°49′57″E / 11.9305°N 79.8326°E / 11.9305; 79.8326