Jacky Antoine, Doctor of educational science, pivotal friends and advisor for the begining of Lycée Aline Mayrisch

“We can’t discuss the educational project of Lycée Aline Mayrisch without mentioning Jacky Antoine. I had the chance to meet him professionally in 1998 and since then a scholarly fraternity united us; our ideas about the ideal school matched, and our memories of the first two years of collaboration at Lycée Aline Mayrisch would immerse us in exciting and endless discussions. A pivotal friend from the very beginning, Jacky accompanied us for two years during which he was instrumental in the implementation of the Educational Concept. His professional and human qualities, his humour, his receptiveness and openness, fostered the debate of ideas and above all the emergence of a consensus about the educational priorities and specific program that are fundamental to the school. Although he is no longer with us, he will always be part of the ‘crazy ones… that constitute the pillars of this building’; his ‘FAR‘ ideas on debate, the piloting of ideas and the first footprints  he left to keep constantly guiding us… and it is precisely in consideration of these footprints and this experience that it is important to us, and to the memory of the school, to pay tribute to the architect of our first hours.”

Gaston Ternes (2011)


Professor of mathematics at the Institut Secondaire Saint Benoît, Habay-la-Neuve, then Inspector, Jacky Antoine became a researcher at the Department of Education and Technology at the University of Namur. He was coordinator of the module “Autonomy and responsibility” at Central University of Luxembourg with the current director of the Lycée, Gaston Ternes, and successfully completed his PhD in Educational Sciences in 1999 at the University of Human Sciences in Strasbourg. From 2005 to 2008, Jacky Antoine was assistant professor at the University of Luxembourg. Jacky Antoine died June 29, 2008.

Jacky is the subject of numerous articles, however, we invite you to especially read the two articles you will find at this link.