Liceo Francés Jules Supervielle

Lycée Français Jules Supervielle (Spanish: Liceo Francés Jules Supervielle) is a French private school. It is located at Benigno Paiva 1160, in Buceo, Montevideo.

Lycée Français Jules Supervielle
Lycée Français Jules Supervielle
Lycée Français in 2017.
Benigno Paiva 1160, 11300, Montevideo, Uruguay
Coordinates34°54′14″S 56°07′46″W / 34.9039°S 56.1294°W / -34.9039; -56.1294
TypePrivate, bilingual
Color(s)blue, red, white

It was originally established in 1897 with the name of Collège Carnot. In September 2001 it was renamed after the French-Uruguayan writer Jules Supervielle.[1] The French government owns the land which houses the school, while the nonprofit organization Sociedad Francesa de Enseñanza (SFE, French: Société Française d'Enseignement de Montevideo) operates the school.[2]

History edit

By 2015 the French government and the Sociedad Francesa de Enseñanza engaged in a political conflict regarding the operation of the school.[2] The French Ambassador, Sylvain Itte, sent a letter to parents stating that France may discontinue support of the school on 1 August 2015.[3] If the French government decided to sever its relationship, it would take control of the building and expel the school from it, as well as end its three million euro support. The Uruguayan government became involved, trying to establish a truce between the parties.[2] The Uruguayan government directly contacted the French embassy, and Uruguayan Minister of Education Juan Pedro Mir established contact with SFE president Bernardo Supervielle.[4] The SFE and the French government reached an agreement, keeping the relationship intact.[5]

On the 6th of October 2017, the school became 120 years old.

Academics edit

The students learn French, Spanish, and English and the school has an emphasis on languages. The Sección Europea (European Section), an extracurriculum programme, uses mathematics and literature to give additional English instruction.[6]

Student body edit

As of 2015 there were 1,900 students. About 200 students had scholarships covering 50%-100% of the tuition.[2]

Notable pupils edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Nuestra Historia" (Archive)/"Notre histoire" (Archive). Lycée Français de Montevideo. Retrieved on 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Ruggiero, Viviana. "El gobierno interviene en la crisis del Francés" (Archive). El País (Uruguay). Thursday March 26, 2015. Retrieved on September 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Por falta de acuerdos Liceo Francés podría perder casi la mitad de su presupuesto anual" (Archive). El Espectador. Tuesday 24 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Gobierno decidió intervenir situación del Liceo Francés" (Archive). El Espectador. Thursday 26 March 2015. Retrieved on 23 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Convention en vue d'associer la Société Française d'Enseignement de Montevideo, gestionnaire du Lycée Français « Jules Supervielle », à l'exercice de la mission de service public dévolue à l'Agence pour L'Enseignement Français à l'Entranger" (Archive). Lycée Français de Montevideo. Retrieved on September 23, 2015. See: Annexe II a l'article 15, dated 13 May 2015, on PDF p. 12/12.
  6. ^ "Liceo francés" (Archive). El Espectador. 27 April 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2015.

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