Lycée Lakanal

Lycée Lakanal is a public secondary school in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, in the Paris metropolitan area. It was named after Joseph Lakanal, a French politician, and an original member of the Institut de France. The school also offers a middle school and highly ranked "classes préparatoires" undergraduate training. Famous French scientists and writers have graduated from lycée Lakanal, such as Jean Giraudoux, Alain-Fournier and Frédéric Joliot-Curie. The school includes a science building, a large park, a track, and dormitories for the Pôle Espoir Rugby and the boarding students. Several teachers also live at the school along with boarding students. The main classrooms and the dormitories are in one building, and the school uses space heaters in every classroom except the science building's classrooms and the gymnasium.[1]

Lycée Lakanal
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3 Avenue du Président Franklin Roosevelt 92330 Sceaux

CoordinatesCoordinates: 48°46′35″N 2°18′15″E / 48.77639°N 2.30417°E / 48.77639; 2.30417
Typesecondary school
PrincipalCorinne Raguideau (since 2019)

As of 2016 the school has about 2,550 students in all levels, from junior high school to preparatory classes.[2]


Jules Ferry, the Minister of Public Instruction in the 1880s, ordered the school built. Construction took place between 1882 and 1885.[2]

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Lycée Lakanal in popular cultureEdit

Lycée Lakanal is the visual basis for the fictional Kadic Junior High School/Kadic Academy from Code Lyoko. However, it is not in the same location as Lakanal, being in Boulogne-Billancourt just north of there.

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