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Cultural Note: École

The French school system has three tiers: l'école maternelle (from the age of two); l'école primaire comprising cours préparatoire ( CP), cours élémentaire 1 et 2 ( CE1, CE2), cours moyen 1 et 2 ( CM1, CM2); and l'école secondaire ( collège and lycée). School attendance is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 16.

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