Rochambeau, the French International School

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9600 Forest Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814



Religious Affiliation

FROM THE School Guide

Rochambeau empowers students of all nationalities and backgrounds to become confident, caring and opened-minded critical thinkers. Students can start as of age 2 in our French preschool without any prior knowledge of the French language*, and continue through high school (12th grade or Terminale) to graduate with both the French Baccalauréat and the High School diploma or IB (starting 21-22). Our comprehensive academic program is based on the French National Curriculum, with a strong language program in addition, allowing our students to master at least three languages at a native level: French, English, and Spanish. Arabic and German are also offered. Rochambeau graduates gain access to the best universities in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France or anywhere in the world. Rochambeau is part of the global network of French schools (AEFE) allowing students to move with ease to any of the 500 schools around the world, and enjoy the same quality of education.

*Rochambeau welcomes non-French speaking students in a specially designed French Immersion program from age 2 through 3rd grade.

Grades: Age 2-Grade 12
Gender: Co-ed
Total number of students: 1,040
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 11:1
Religious affiliation: None
Grade foreign language first offered: Bilingual French/English program in all grades. Additional language in 3rd grade.
Languages offered: Spanish, German, Arabic
French Baccalaureate: 100% passed: 52% highest honors, 28% high honors, 13% honors
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $20,040
Annual tuition for grade 12: $26,510
Uniform: No
Bus transportation: Yes
Interscholastic sports: Soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, swimming
Music ensembles: 1 (vocal)
Theater productions per year: 2
Accreditations/Affiliations: French Ministry of Education, State of Maryland Dept. of Education, International Option Baccalaureate
Founded: 1955