In Versailles, the private high school Sainte-Geneviève, nicknamed "Ginette", seems cut off from the world. The chapel, the 7 hectares of the park and the buildings form a haven of peace that only the voices of the students come to disturb. This establishment, founded by the Jesuits in Paris in 1854, prepares students for competitive examinations for the Grandes Ecoles of engineering, commerce and agronomy. The integration rate in the top 5 business schools (HEC, Essec, ESCP, EM Lyon, Edhec) is exceptional: 92% in 2021, and 91% in 2020.
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Each year, "Ginette" receives 9,500 applications, including a thousand for the ECG sector. A thousand… for 80 places. The baccalaureate holders admitted are selected on academic record via Parcoursup and come from 250 high schools in France and abroad.
Of course, you need an excellent level of education to integrate "Ginette", but also to know how to adapt to her rules of life. The 870 students are all boarders in this school where it is possible to stay over the weekend.
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