Boarding school

Verified 11 June 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The boarding school is a place where students can attend school while being fed and housed. All student volunteers may be admitted, subject to conditions, to a public or private boarding school. Boarding schools are open only to second-degree students who are dropping out of school. Boarding school is a fee-paying facility.

Public boarding school

The boarding school is a place where students can attend school while being fed and housed.

Some public boarding schools are boarding schools of excellence. In addition to the courses, students in excellent boarding schools benefit from personalized pedagogical support: revision of courses, accompaniment of personal work. Sports and cultural activities to enjoy together are also offered to them.

The majority of boarding schools host middle and high school students. However, some institutions admit interns from kindergarten and after high school.

To access the boarding school, the student and his family must be volunteers. The student's level of education is not a criterion for admission.

The admission of interns takes into account the following criteria:

  • The type of class in which the student is attending (middle school and vocational students are given priority)
  • Geographical criteria. Pupils living in priority areas of city policy, in priority education or in isolated rural areas are selected before the others. Pupils whose family residence is far from the school or training are also given priority.
  • Social criteria. Students living in disadvantaged social environments are a priority.
  • Family criteria. Difficulties in educational supervision or the existence of a child protection measure are taken into account.
  • Parity criterion. Balance is sought between girls and boys.

Please note

these admission criteria also apply to boarding schools of excellence.

Registration is done with the head of the establishment with a boarding school.

To do this, you must complete an application. It is available on the academic websites.

The file gathers the elements concerning the student's education, his profile, his motives. The various opinions of the social and health professionals concerned by the student's situation are also included in the application.

The head teacher then ranks the applications according to the admission criteria.

The directory of boarding schools of the Ministry of National Education lists public institutions offering general, vocational, agricultural, aquaculture or maritime education:

Who shall I contact

Rules and regulations The internat's method complements that of the school. He organizes the collective life in the premises and ensures respect for the intimate space of the student.

The pedagogical and educational project of the boarding school, adopted by the board of directors, specifies a number of rules of life in the boarding school and in particular the following:

  • Conditions for the well-being of the internal
  • Rules for dialog with interns
  • Methods of association and involvement of parents in monitoring their child's schooling
  • Role of members of the educational community of the establishment
  • Out-of-school time respecting the needs of interns (studies, educational, sports, artistic and cultural activities, leisure time)

The rates for accommodation costs are fixed by a decision of the management board of the establishment. They include the following:

  • Direct cost of benefits
  • Participation in general operating expenses

They are divided between the State and the families and are determined by the Minister responsible for education.

Accommodation costs are fixed, payable by quarter and in advance.

If your child is enrolled in boarding school, you can also benefit under conditions from the following financial assistance:

Private boarding school

The boarding school is a place where students can attend school while being fed and housed.

There are 2 types of private boarding schools: private boarding schools under contract and private boarding schools outside contract.

The majority of boarding schools host middle and high school students. However, some institutions admit interns from kindergarten and after high school.

To access the boarding school, the student and his family must be volunteers.

Check with the relevant institution for information on the admission criteria.

The directory of boarding schools of the Ministry of National Education lists private institutions under contract offering general, vocational, agricultural, aquaculture or maritime education courses.

Who shall I contact

Please contact your local school for information on registration requirements.

Ask the establishment concerned for information on the prices applied.

If your child is enrolled in boarding school, you can also benefit under conditions from the following financial assistance:

Relay boarding school

The residential school is part of the relay devices. They help to combat early school leaving and social exclusion of young people who are subject to compulsory education.

This scheme is aimed at compulsory school and secondary school pupils who reject the school and risk dropping out. For example, students who are severely absent or frequently punished are affected.

Pupils admitted to a residential school are registered for one school year.

The boarding school has a maximum of 12 students.

The boarding school is attached to a local public educational institution (EPLE).

The boarding school may be settled on the premises of the parent college if the latter already has a boarding school. It may also be settled on the premises of an association approved by the academic authority. In this case, a convention specifies the ways in which the head of the school exercises his responsibilities over pupils and staff.

A reinforced pedagogical and educational team supervises the interns.

Residential school life is designed to empower students and develop their autonomy. This includes cultural and sporting practices, and community engagement.

If the conditions are met and if the host institution's capacity so permits, the pupil will be able to complete his schooling in a "classical" boarding school.

If your child is in school and you give your consent, the educational commission of his school prepares his admission file. This file details the assistance and support measures provided to it. It includes the advice of the counseling counselor-psychologist, the school doctor and the social worker.

FYI  

if your child is no longer in school, he or she may benefit from follow-up with a relay partner (e.g. youth legal protection). In this case, the partner can accompany you to a guidance in a residential relay.

The head of institution shall forward the file to the Dasen: titleContent

The Dasen decides on the admission of the student to a temporary residency.

Please contact your local school for information on registration requirements.

Ask the establishment concerned for information on the prices applied.

If your child is enrolled in boarding school, you can also benefit under conditions from the following financial assistance: