Latin: Labor et dilectio
Work and pious love
72 rue Raynouard
75016 Paris

Coordinates 48°51′16″N 2°16′42″E / 48.854437°N 2.278415°E / 48.854437; 2.278415Coordinates: 48°51′16″N 2°16′42″E / 48.854437°N 2.278415°E / 48.854437; 2.278415
Religious affiliation(s) Catholicism
Colour(s) Black, green and white             

Saint-Jean-de-Passy is a private catholic school located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It is one of the most reputed schools in France,[1][2] historical rival to the Lycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague. It enrolls students from the first to the twelfth grades, and a small number of postgraduates.


Front entrance of Saint-Jean-de-Passy.

In 1839, the Frères des écoles chrétiennes opened a boarding school in the Parisian neighborhood of Passy. Preparatory classes for the grandes écoles were set in 1860 and the school was visited by Minister of education Victor Duruy in 1864. At the turn of the twentieth century, the secular laws of France forced the Frères de Passy to go into exile in 1905. The school set temporary residence in Froyennes, Belgium. However, in the Parisian neighborhood of Passy, a local association of parents started using the disaffected buildings of the old boarding school to recreate the school, without religious attributes in order to satisfy the government. In 1933, the school joined the regional diocese and renamed itself "Saint Jean de Passy". Scenes from Le Cri de la soie were shot at the school.[3]


The school has an elementary school, middle school and high school as well as preparatory classes for the grandes écoles. Saint-Jean-de-Passy is a very selective school.

Notable people




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