Holberton School opens its 5th campus in France! 

We are thrilled to announce the opening of a new campus in Thonon-les-Bains to welcome new students starting in June 2023! This campus will be the fifth one in France, after Lille, Laval, Paris, and Toulouse. 

Established in France two years ago, Holberton School announced on February 7 during a press conference held at the town hall of Thonon-les Bains that opening a brand new campus in Haute-Savoie is a further step in the development of Holberton School in France. 

For the Actual group, which operates Holberton School in France, Thonon-les-Bains is a logical choice for being part of a local project with international influence. Indeed, the municipality is eager to develop, transform and federate its ecosystem around the tech and digital professions. In 2022, the first edition of the “Thonon Gaming Fest” was held, destined to quickly become a must-attend event for players in the sector.

The municipality is firmly committed to an ambitious strategy of developing activities around video games. They naturally turned to Holberton School and its well-known ARVR specialty program to open a school in this area and provide the local people with the training that was missing.

For Christophe Arminjon, Mayor of Thonon-les-Bains: “I deeply believe that education must constantly reinvent itself, integrate new knowledge, take advantage of new technologies, and adapt to students who are not all the same. The digital revolution requires the School to provide all students with the keys to adapt, act, and create a connected society. Holberton School and the City of Thonon are joining forces to train IT developers capable of building the digital infrastructures essential to developing technological societies.”

Located at 5 avenue des Allobroges, in the heart of the city, the Holberton School campus in Thonon will welcome its first cohort of students on June 5, 2023.

For Olivier Ducourant, Director of Holberton School Thonon, “The project of the city of Thonon-les-Bains corresponds in every way to the values held by Holberton School and the Actual group: territorial proximity, the democratization of digital training and sustainable integration into employment. We are proud to contribute to developing a business cluster linked to new technologies in Haute-Savoie to make this territory a place that counts in the French digital landscape.”

We can’t wait to welcome new students to Thonon!

Applications are already open!