Author: Rochambeau The French International School
Founded in 1955, Rochambeau, The French International School is a non-profit school, approved by the Ministry of Education and operates within the framework of the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE). As a member of this unique network of nearly 500 schools in 135 countries worldwide, we offer the best of an education system acclaimed for the breadth of its program and its teaching of skill, providing its students with critical thinking, discipline and rigor.
Rochambeau is the only school in Washington DC and its surroundings to provide an education based on a unique combination of the French program and a high quality English program. It welcomes students from the Toute Petite Section preschool class (2yr old) to senior year, representing over 70 different nationalities, with varied cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic backgrounds.
This extraordinary diversity is an asset that we are quite proud of! Our students understand from an early age that differences and otherness are the richness of the world and great sources of discovery and personal enrichment.
At the crossroads of French and American cultures, we further increased the value of our academic and educational approach by integrating the best of the American approach in terms of self development, autonomy, responsibility building, self-trust and creativity.