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I've had enough of being shut up at home by my dad. I want to meet people and make friends! Go to a normal school like everyone else!

Adrien, "Stoneheart"

Collège Françoise Dupont, called Françoise Dupont High School in the English version, is a public secondary school (collège in French) that Marinette and her classmates attend.

Note: The French word "collège" does not have the same meaning as the English word "college." Also "collège" is closer to "middle school" than "high school", which explains why the protagonists are between 13 and 15.

Appearance

Exterior

The exterior of the school is tan with a slate blue cobblestone roof, and the building is three stories tall.

Entrance

The front of the building has eight large arched windows, each slightly inset with a striped design above them. The steps leading up to the entrance door widen as they approach the sidewalk and vice versa towards the entrance. The double entrance doors are dark oak, with gray handles. Above the doors is a white banner with red outline hanging down. Above the banner are four rectangular windows, a large circular window, and a smaller circular window on each side.

Courtyard

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The central portion of the school is an open-air courtyard. The entrance to the courtyard has a diagonal black and white checkerboard pattern, with a slate cream under this design. On either side of the entrance doors are a wooden bench and two chalkboards. Along one side wall of this area is a door leading to a utility room. The nurse's office, which a placard indicates is handicap-accessible, is located along the opposite side wall.

The courtyard is made up of slate-gray concrete, with white lines painted on to make a basketball court. On either side of the courtyard is a basketball hoop hanging by white rope. There is also a set of green metal stairs on either side of the courtyard, leading up to the second-floor rooms. Next to the stairs are green support pillars, supporting the platforms above.

Around the perimeter of the courtyard are various rooms, including locker rooms with adjoining bathrooms, and several classrooms, among them a science classroom.

Second floor

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The second floor has a green overhang, cream slate walls, and thin green metal pillars about for structural support of the overhang. The platform jutting out from the wall, designed to allow people to get around the second floor, is made of a green metal.

The second floor also has the entrances to the various classrooms, including an art studio room. Most of the classrooms have large windows and a birch door. Other rooms have no inward windows and a dark oak door with a window. At the bottom left of the stairs leading to the library is the headmaster's office.

Third floor

The third floor at the front of the school has only one room, the library. The stairs leading up to the library are a light slate cream, with a slate orange and light brown banister. Just underneath the slight overhang of the banister is small white stone rectangles, positioned evenly throughout. Just at the apex of the two stairs is a stone design of a fleur-de-lis, with a downward-facing bow and flowers within the bow. The doors to the library are dark oak, with large windows and no discernible handles.

The third floor along the school's rear perimeter houses the cafeteria. Access to the cafeteria has been shown to be via stairs from the first floor courtyard.

Employees

Locations

Notable students

Miss Bustier's class

Ms. Mendeleiev's class

Other

Sightings

Episodes


Comics and books


Other


Trivia

  • The collège is based on the Lycée Carnot.[1]
  • The collège's name is most likely a tribute to the real name of Fantômette, Françoise Dupont, the first female superhero of French literature.[2]
  • The collège is located near the Eiffel Tower, in front of the Place des Vosges, and across the street from Tom & Sabine Boulangerie Patisserie.
  • In the English dub, Alya reveals she and her class are 10th graders when she finds Marinette's history book in "The Pharaoh".
    • "10th grade" may refer to the American education system of 10th grade, consisting of ages 15-16, or to the British education system of the 10th year, consisting of ages 14-15.
      • As Alix turned 15 in "Timebreaker", and France colléges have students until that age, it most likely indicates that it follows the British system.
    • In the French dub, Alya says that they are in troisième, the equivalent to US 9th grade.
    • In the Korean and French dubs, Alya says they are 9th graders.
    • Based on the fact that Luka is stated to go to Collège Françoise Dupont and to be older than Marinette's class, and that Marinette turns 14 in Befana, it is likely that the class in in quatrième, the second-to-last year of collège and the equivalent to 8th grade in the US.
      • "10th grade" may be a dub discrepancy
    • Also, possible is that the English dub was referring to British 10th grade, equivalent to troisième and US 9th grade (14-15)
      • This could imply that Pharaoh and Timebreaker take place in the same school year
        • Which then implies that this the year after Befana or that Marinette has skipped a year
        • Timebreaker and Befana could have taken place in the same year (the year before Pharoah), if Alix has been held back a year
      • If this is the case, Luka could have attended the previous year
        • Also possible is the case that Luka and Juleka are the rare case of siblings born so close together and with the correct timing that they are in the same school year.
  • Théo Barbot has been seen at the collège, although it is uncertain whether he is a student, a staff member, or visitor.
  • The collège has been part of multiple akumatized villain attacks.
    • In "Lady Wifi", Lady Wifi broadcasts Mr. Damocles confessing to unjustly suspending her to the entire school. As a result of a villain being present on the campus, Miss Bustier evacuates her class for their own safety.
    • In "The Evillustrator", the Evillustrator attacks Chloé in the library.
    • In "Rogercop", Rogercop searches for the collège for André Bourgeois.
    • In "Horrificator", the building is covered in Horrificator's goo.
    • In both "Ladybug & Cat Noir (Origins - Part 1)" and "Stoneheart (Origins - Part 2)", multiple doors and walls are broken and smashed by Stoneheart.
      • In the former, specifically, cameras are also destroyed.
    • In "Reflekta", almost all of the students and staff are turned into Reflekta's likeness.
  • As mentioned in "Reflekta", the collège has at least eighteen classes.
    • A class photo from a previous year reveals that Miss Bustier's class that year included Marinette, Chloé, Sabrina, Rose, Juleka, Max, Kim, and Nathaniel.
  • Various students started attending the collège throughout the series:
    • Adrien and Alya begin going to the collège in "Ladybug & Cat Noir", Adrien specifically being a homeschooled student beforehand.
    • Lila, an Italian exchange student, joins in "Volpina".
    • Kagami, an Japanese exchange student, joins in "Riposte".

Gallery

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References


ve Places
Fictional places
Within France

Agreste mansion (Adrien's roomGabriel's atelierHawk Moth's lairUnknown repository) • Césaire apartment (Alya's roomElla and Etta's roomNora's room) • Collège Françoise Dupont (Art classroomCafeteriaLibraryLocker roomMiss Bustier's classroomMr. Damocles' officeMs. Mendeleiev's classroom) • Couffaine houseboatFu's massage shopIce rinkLe Grand Paris (Chloé's room) • LibertyLila's roomSwimming poolThéo's studioTom & Sabine Boulangerie Patisserie (Marinette's balconyMarinette's room) • TVi studioVincent Aza's room

Outside of France

Guardians' temple

Other places

Quantic Universe

Real life places
Within France

Arc de TriompheCanal Saint-MartinChamp de MarsChamps-ÉlyséesEiffel TowerFontaine du PalmierGrand PalaisHôtel de VilleÎle aux CygnesJardins du TrocadéroJardin des TuileriesLouvreLouvre PalaceMénagerie du Jardin des PlantesMétroMusée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de ParisMusée GrévinNotre-Dame de ParisObélisque de LouxorPalais de TokyoParc des PrincesParisPlace de la ConcordePlace des VosgesPont de la TournellePont des ArtsPont MarieRoue de ParisSeineSorbonneTour MontparnasseTrocadéro

Outside of France

New York City

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