The Lycée d'État Jean Zay is the biggest boarding school in Paris, entirely dedicated to its 800 students in preparatory classes ("Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles, CPGE"). Most of the students receive scholarships from the French government or from their own government for foreigners.
The Lycée d'État Jean Zay is not a school in itself since students attend classes in the state-funded CPGE Lycées in Paris during the daytime. In the evening, the boarding school offers different means for students to improve academically and to broaden their horizons : tutoring in most subjects, clubs, sports, cultural events....
By living in the residence, students pledge to actively participate in the activities offered to them.