Lycée Saint-Exupéry (Marseille)

Saint-Exupéry High School , nicknamed Saint-Ex , is a sixth-form college / senior high school in the 15th arrondissement of Marseille , France . [1]

As of 2013 the Saint-Exupéry area covers those of nine different junior high schools (colleges). [2]


It began construction in 1957, when there was a ” baby boom ” in the Marseille area. It was originally called North High School . [2]

In 2013 Sylvia Zappi of The World described the school as a ” ghetto high school “, saying that staff members used that name. [2]

That year teacher Franck Baillot said that only poor families waits for school; Zappi said that their families are trying to make the most of their children. As of 2013 40% of residents in the high school area who apply to go to sixth-form (senior) Affelnet  ( en ) procedure were assigned to Saint-Exupery, but the school only received 19% of the students who could have applied, based on previous year attendance in the corresponding high school zone. [2]

As of 2015 80 female students, making up about 5% of the student body, remove veils before going to classes. [3]

Teachers went on strike in 2016. [4]


It includes a boarding ( boarding ) facility. [5]

In 2008 a new wing was added to the building. [2]


  1. Jump up^ “Come to Saint Exupéry High School.” Lycée Saint-Exupéry. Retrieved on September 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Jump up to:e Zappi, Sylvia (2013-06-21). “In Marseille, the resistance of a” high school ghetto “” . The world . Archived from the original on 2016-09-26 . Retrieved 2016-09-26 . () “” Ghetto High School “, the term” annoying “in the teachers’ room … […] Escape to the private sector, requests for derogation, removal or sending to boarding school, all means of school avoidance are implemented by the families who have the means. “Those who come here can not do otherwise: from the working class, they do not have the strings to escape,” says Franck Baillot, former teacher.
  3. Jump up^ “In Marseille, a high school is uncompromising on secularism” . France 2 / France Televisions . 2015-04-29 . Retrieved 2016-09-26 . “A mirror has even been set up for teenage girls who have to remove their veils, so 5%, 80 students, follow the same protocol every day before entering the school.”
  4. Jump up^ Guintini, Sabrina (2016-05-06). “Marseille: a re-entry claim is preparing for the high school Saint-Exupéry” . The Marseillaise  ( fr ) . Retrieved 2016-09-25 .
  5. Jump up^ “The boarding school.” Lycée Saint-Exupéry. Retrieved on September 26, 2016.

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