Orleans ES (aka Maison Fort and Foret d’Orleans ES) History

Opened: 1954
Closed: 1967

Orleans American Elementary School was located in Orleans, France in the north-central area of the country about 120 kilometers southwest of Paris. Orleans was the location of the U. S. Army Headquarters in France. The school was originally located at Maison Fort in Quonset huts and was opened in for grades one through six for the 1954-55 school year. The school was moved to a permanent location in Foret d’Orleans for the 1960-61 school year and remained there until the U. S. Forces were removed from France at the end of the 1966-67 school year.


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

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