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At the heart of the Collège des Bernardins the learning process is provided by the Cathedral School (Ecole Cathédrale), the education arm of the diocese of Paris since 1984, and a private institute for higher education since 2005.

It includes many sections of which the most important are: Courses open to the Public, Notre Dame Faculty, Higher Institute for Religious Sciences, the Christian Center for Jewish Studies, the Management training program.

In this context biblical, theological and philosophical academic studies are offered to anyone wishing to discover or deepen his or her Christian faith.
The pedagogy of the Cathedral School is based on the experience of the Word of God experienced and transmitted within the Church. The education delivered is particularly focused on the relationship between faith and reason.

The Cathedral School is open to all.

Laymen, those in holy orders, beginners or experts, of all ages and from all backgrounds...

Each year over 4,000 students attend training courses tailored to various profiles and projects.