Welcome to Lycée Jeanne d'Arc

Please note that this English version is an abridged translation of Lycée Jeanne d'Arc's French website. For further information, please refer to the original website.

About us

Lycée Jeanne d’Arc opened its door in 1927 to 51 students - 42 girls and 9 boys -  in the north of Rennes, the capital city of Brittany. It was then surrounded by fields and meadows. Today it welcomes more than 1,100 students and fields have been replaced by houses and blocks of flats ! Rennes is indeed  a dynamic town  with a vibrant social and cultural life, which is a real asset for our students.

The Lycée is owned by the Sisters of the Immaculate of St Méen, a Roman Catholic Congregation. Our school is yet  under contract with the State.

Our mission is rooted in the parable of the talents ; we strive to :

  • help everyone to reach their own potential
  • promote independence, confidence, respect and personal responsibility

To ensure that everyone lives life to the full,  we try to equip our students  with the skills they need to be the best they can be. We aim at developing the whole person.

We offer an educational framework that promotes :

  • mentoring, tutoring, peer-work
  • opening up to the world
  • partnerships with professionals

to enable our students to seek and achieve  excellence.

A wide range of courses

15-18 students

  • Baccalauréat (equivalent to British A-level) in Management Science and Technology
  • Vocational qualification : Baccalauréat professionnel (equivalent to British BTEC) in Health and Social Care

Higher education

  • Vocational qualification : Mention complémentaire / BTS / (equivalent to British HNC/HND) in Communication / Personal Assistant / Travel and Tourism / Home Economics
  • University degree : DU in Communication / Culture / Multimedia design
  • State-registered diplomas in Health and Social Care


Our international commitment

We endeavour to make our school  a truly global one.

We already have links with Cameroon, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Peru, Romania and keep working on developing these partnerships while creating new ones.

We strongly encourage and support our students in carrying out work placements abroad, thanks to our network of  professionals abroad. We also regularly welcome foreign students or teachers for short or long periods, on an individual basis or as a group (school exchanges for example). Indeed, as far as Higher Education courses are  concerned, each academic year is assessed using ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), which guarantees the recognition of courses and degrees all over Europe.

We emphasise the teaching of foreign languages. Some students can thus choose a European option with CLIL, or take specific exams or tests (TOEIC / … ). Not to mention the many study trips abroad which are opportunities for the students not only to discover a region, a country, get some linguistic experience, meet people, visit companies... to get as complete as possible an insight into a different culture and professional environment.

We have been awarded for the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014 – 2020. Erasmus+ started on 1 January 2014 and replaces current funding programmes run by the European Commission in the area of education, training, youth and sport. It aims at boosting skills and employability to modernise education, training and youth work

Through all these experiences we want to enable our students to develop their skills as proactive citizens of the world.