Fontainebleau ES History

Opened: 1952
Closed: 1966

Fontainebleau American Elementary School served the dependents of the general staff of the Allied Forces in Central Europe (Allied Forces Central or AFCENT) and the land forces command (LANDCENT); the air forces command (AIRCENT) was located nearby at Camp Guynemer. The facilities were in place from the inception of NATO until France’s partial withdrawal from NATO in 1967 when the United States returned those bases to French control. The personnel then moved to the Netherlands and Germany.

The principal for the 1954-55 school year was Trygve I Blix. There were 304 students enrolled in grades K–6.


Information from Dependent Schools in Germany and France, 1954 and military internet sites

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