A lycee is a high school, particularly one where French is spoken. Before you enroll at the Sorbonne, you need to graduate from your lycee!

In France, the lycee (or in French, lycée) is the final part of a student's secondary, pre-college education. Generally this means grades 9 through 12, or the equivalent of high school in the U.S. If you attend an American lycee, it is usually a French immersion school, or one that mixes the use of English and French. Lycee derives from the Greek lykeion, an ancient Athenian grove where Aristotle taught.

Definitions of lycee
  1. noun
    a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
    synonyms: Gymnasium, lyceum, middle school, secondary school
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    a secondary school (usually private)
    trade school, vocational school
    a secondary school teaching the skilled trades
    high, high school, highschool, senior high, senior high school
    a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
    junior high, junior high school
    a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
    prep school, preparatory school
    a private secondary school
    public school
    private independent secondary school in Great Britain supported by endowment and tuition
    grammar school
    a secondary school emphasizing Latin and Greek in preparation for college
    secondary modern school
    a former British secondary school emphasizing practical rather than academic education
    composite school, comprehensive school
    a large British or Canadian secondary school for children of all abilities
    choir school, schola cantorum
    a school that is part of a cathedral or monastery where boys with singing ability can receive a general education
    Eton College
    a public school for boys founded in 1440; located in Berkshire
    Winchester College
    the oldest English public school; located in Winchester
    type of:
    an educational institution
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