Rochambeau, The French International School
9600 Forest Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
+1 301 530 8260
|Head of School||Mr Xavier Jacquenet|
|Date Appointed||September 2020|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-18 years|
|Number of pupils||1,175|
|Grade 5||US$24,705 per annum|
|Grades 6-9||US$25,510 per annum|
|Grades 10-12||US$29,865 per annum|
|Curriculum||FrBacc, USA, IBDP|
|Language of Instruction||English, French|
|Average Class Size||18|
Are you looking for an exceptional multi-cultural learning experience for your child? Perhaps you want to increase his or her cognitive development and linguistic ability with a bilingual education. If so, look no further than Rochambeau, The French International School of Washington DC. The school has been in existence since 1955. It started with 11 students and has grown to 1175 students in 2023, representing over 80 nationalities. As part of the French Network of School Abroad (AEFE) students can seamlessly move to and from other schools within the network around the world.
Rochambeau has two campuses all located in Bethesda and welcomes students from age 2 through 12th grade. The maternelle (preschool) program, noted as the "crown jewel of the French school system," emphasise play, written and oral skills, and learning to live in a community. Students appreciate the holistic approach implemented in this well-balanced comprehensive program. Motor skills, expression, and movement are also taught to these young minds.
Children can enroll in the school without any knowledge of French until the third grade. In addition to French, students have the option of learning a number of languages, including Arabic, German, Latin, and Spanish. Students at Rochambeau participate in a number of extracurricular activities, including soccer, theater, basketball, swimming, tennis, and rock climbing. Students receive their US high school diploma at the end of 11th grade and the French Baccalaureate at the end of 12th grade. Rochambeau also offers the IB program as of 9th grade. Graduates of Rochambeau go on to study in both the US and internationally, attending some of the top universities around the world.
For more information, please see Rochambeau's website: www.rochambeau.org. Explore everything the school has to offer to broaden your child's horizons and increase his or her linguistic ability. Check it out today!