Lycée Stendhal de Milan

April 6, 2018 | Italy, Milan, Milan education, Schools Milan

The Lycée Stendhal de Milan offers children from 3 to 18 years old a French curriculum education in Milan. 


The Lycée Stendhal de Milan was founded in 1959. The school is home to over 1,100 students of nearly 40 nationalities students and is one of the 494 schools of the network of the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE). It applies the programmes of the French Ministry of National Education, with its curriculum accredited by the French Ministry of National Education and overseen by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

After French, the language of tuition, Italian is the second most taught language at the school. Learning Italian is compulsory from elementary school up to high school. Starting from Seconde (Year 11) however, the most advanced students are put into the EsaBac, a prestigious three-year course which grants participating students a dual French and Italian diploma by the end of high school. It includes extra hours dedicated to the study of Italian literature, history, and geography. The EsaBac program is considered to be one of the school’s major assets.

The study of English is compulsory for all pupils in primary and in secondary school. A large portion of the student body, due to its international background, is fluent in English. Although the average high school student has about three hours of classes taught in English per week, by Première (year 12) students can, if they choose to, increase that number to seven hours of English per week.

The French Prime minister Dominique de Villepin is a notable alumni of the Lycée Stendhal.


School fees range from €4,500 to €6,390. See a full overview here (in English).


The school is based in the Zona Lotto district of Milan, and is a 20-minute drive west from the city centre.

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Contact Details:

Via Laveno, 12, 20148 Milano / +39 02 487961 /

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