The Lycée Henri-IV is a public secondary school located in Paris. Along with Louis-le-Grand it is widely regarded as one of the most demanding sixth-form colleges (lycées) in France. The school has more than 2,500 pupils from collège (the first four years of secondary education in France) to classes préparatoires (classes to prepare students for entrance to the elite Grandes écoles).
Lycée Henri-IV is located in the former royal Abbey of St Genevieve, in the heart of the Latin Quarter on the left bank of the river Seine, near the Panthéon, the church Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and the rue Mouffetard. Rich in history, architecture, and culture, the Latin Quarter encompasses France’s oldest and the most prestigious educational establishments: the École Normale Supérieure, the Sorbonne, the Collège de France and the Lycée Louis-le-Grand.
Admissions at Henri IV are very competitive. Prospective students are selected based on grades. Students may come from middle schools throughout France. This cosmopolitan philosophy enables the school to have a large and strong range of cultural values. The education is highly rated and the conditions of work are optimal due to the diverse qualities of the teachers.
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