Poitiers ES History

Opened: 1953
Closed: 1966

Poitiers American Elementary School was located in Poitiers, France. The U.S. Army had a major logistics and communications hub in Poitiers, part of what was called the Communications Zone consisting of a logistics headquarters and communications agency located at Aboville Caserne, a military compound situated on a hill above the city. The elementary school was located on the caserne. For the 1954-55 year the school principal was Mary F. Long and there were fifty-four students in the K–8 school. High school students were dorm students at other schools until a high school was opened in 1958.


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

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