Lycée du Bois d'Amour is an upper secondary school situated in the outskirts of Poitiers, a university-town in western France nearby the Atlantic Ocean with about 100 000 inhabitants. There are 90 teachers (and 70 other staff members) working in the school for approximately 1100 students. The students are aged between 15 and 18. They are mostly from surrounding villages. Some 170 students have chosen programmes that are not offered in other schools in the area, that’s the reason why they stay in the boarding school.
An important aspect of our school is its cultural and European opening. All students learn two or three foreign langages such as English, Spanish, German and/or Italian and some also specialize in drama or history of arts. A broad range of cultural projects is carried out every year. One of the most important events is the “cultural week” during which the students express their different talents (drama, dancing, exhibitions, cultural workshops).