Lycée Français de Madrid

Lycée Français de Madrid (LFM, Spanish: Liceo Francés de Madrid) is a French international school in Madrid, Spain. It serves levels maternelle (preschool) until lycée (senior high school). It is directly operated by the Agency for French Education Abroad.[1] It has two campuses: the Conde de Orgaz in Hortaleza,[2] northeast Madrid and Saint-Exupéry in La Moraleja, Alcobendas.[3][4] As of 2012 it is the world's largest French international school.[5]

Lycée Français de Madrid
Liceo Francés de Madrid
Lycée Français de Madrid 01.jpg
Conde de Orgaz (Main) campus
Main: Plaza del Liceo, 1 28043 - Madrid
Saint-Exupéry Campus: Camino Ancho, 85 28109 - Alcobendas Madrid


It was established in an apartment on Calle Santa Isabel in 1885, with 50 students. It previously occupied a campus on Calle Marqués de la Ensenada.[5]

In 1980 the Spanish journalist and writer Enrique Meneses [es] wrote a letter to the editor to El País urging for the school to be saved after an announcement came stating that the school may close due to financial difficulties. [6]

The school celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2011.[7]


As of 2009 there were 290 teachers and 100 other employees. The French government provides salaries for the teachers.[5]

As of 2009 base tuition is 800 euros per student[when?] along with course fees which range from 3,700 euros to 4,200 euros per student.[5]


The Conde de Orgaz campus was designed by Spanish architect Alfredo Rodriguez Orgaz and two French architects, Pierre Sonrel and Jean Duthilleul.[8] The Conde de Orgaz campus has five libraries, a theatre, athletic facilities, and computer rooms.[5]

Campuses in the Madrid area

Student bodyEdit

As of 2009 about half of the school's 3,945 students were Spanish and about half came from France and other Francophone countries.[5]

In 2012 the Conde de Orgaz campus had 3,500 students.[9]

As of 2009 the alumni association has over 500 members.[5]


The LFM rugby team was established in 1968 by the efforts of Luis Abad "Luison".[10] As of 2012 it was the most common sport among Conde de Orgaz campus students due to rugby's role in the French school curriculum.[9]

Notable alumniEdit

The alumni include actors, economists, and politicians.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Lycée français de Madrid." AEFE. Retrieved on 23 September 2015. Note the graphic that states "ÉTABLISSEMENT EN GESTION DIRECTE"
  2. ^ a b c Hidalgo, Susana. "Hortaleza, territorio francés" (Archive). El País. 23 January 2005. Retrieved on 22 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Bienvenue au Lycée Français de Madrid." Lycée Français de Madrid. Retrieved on 17 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Localisation Archived 2015-01-16 at the Wayback Machine." Lycée Français de Madrid. Retrieved on 17 January 2015. "Lycée Français de Madrid Plaza del Liceo, 1 28043 - Madrid" and "Saint-Exupéry Camino Ancho, 85 28109 - Alcobendas Madrid"
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Fraguas, Rafael. "El mundo que habla francés" (Archive). El País. 12 November 2009. Retrieved on 22 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e Meneses, Enrique. "Prefiero el Liceo Francés" (Archive); Letters to the editor). El País. 4 October 1980. Retrieved on 22 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Le lycée français de Madrid fête ses 125 ans Archived 2015-09-25 at the Wayback Machine." AEFE TV. 16 May 2011. Retrieved on 23 May 2015.
  8. ^ "nuevo Liceo Francés en Madrid - España" (Archivo). Informes de la Construcción. Spanish National Research Council. Vol.23, nº223. August–September 1970. p. 23. Retrieved on 23 September 2015.
  9. ^ a b Quesada, Juan Diego. "El Liceo busca en el barrio" (Archive). El País. 9 January 2012. Retrieved on 22 September 2015.
  10. ^ "RUGBY – Le club du Lycée Français de Madrid impose sa marque" (Archive). Le Petit Journal.
  11. ^ Taulés, Silvia. "Hiba Abouk se opera el pecho y las caderas" (Archive). El Mundo. 22 March 2014. Retrieved on 21 September 2015. "De familia acomodada, estudió en el Liceo Francés de Madrid para pasar después a la Facultad de Filología Árabe. "
  12. ^ "Biographie résumée." Hugues Aufray Official Website. Retrieved on 23 September 2015. "1945-1948 : Au lycée français de Madrid (Espagne), il passe son baccalauréat"
  13. ^ Salaner, Vicente. "El mejor Madrid de siempre" (Archive). El País. Updated 25 June 2015. Retrieved on 23 September 2015.
  14. ^ "CURRICULUM VITAE DE RAMON TAMAMES" (Archive). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Retrieved on September 22, 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°27′27″N 3°38′33″W / 40.4575°N 3.6425°W / 40.4575; -3.6425