Secondary Education.Secondary education is given by the state in lyces, by the communes in colleges and by private individuals and associations in private secondary schools.
The lyces also take boardersthe cost of boarding ranging from f22 to f52 a year.
The colleges, though of a lower grade, are in most respects similar to the lyces, but they are financed by the communes: the professors may have certain less important qualifications in lieu of the agrgation.
They give an education similar to that offered in the lyces for boys with certain modificationsin a curriculum of five or six years.
The establishment of lyces for girls was first attempted in 1880.