The school is recognized for its excellent results in the baccalaureate, in the general competition and in the entrance exams to the Grandes Ecoles, and more specifically in the literary competitions (Ecoles Normales Supérieure de Paris, Lyon and Paris-Saclay, École des Chartes). It is known for its elitism and for having trained many French intellectuals, politicians, scientists and personalities.
Notable former students[change | change source]
- Corinne Enaudeau, a French philosopher
- Claude Goasguen, a French politician
- Gabriel Lippmann, a Franco-Luxembourgish physicist and inventor
- Amélie Verdier, a French senior civil servant