6yrs to 10 years
Years Established: School established in 1955
Enrollment: 400 students
Average Class Size: 20
Tuition: 19,270$ per year
Who you serve:
The mission of Rochambeau, the French International School, is to create a multicultural learning environment built on a rigorous French curriculum accredited by the French Ministry of Education. The school is part of the worldwide AEFE network of schools and provides a safe environment that welcomes students of all backgrounds and nationalities, guiding them to become confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinkers who will gain access to the best universities and thrive in a diverse competitive world.
- Address: 3200 Woodbine Street Chevy Chase MD
- Zip Code: 20814
- Phone: 301-530-8260
- Website: http://www.rochambeau.org/
What differentiates your school from all others?
Rochambeau is the only French school accredited by the French Ministry of Education in the Washington DC area, and the only school offering authentic French immersion, as the our students are receiving a bicultural education.
Where do you see your school in 5 years, what will be different?
We are expanding and will be moving to a new campus that will combine the Maternelle (nursery - K) and Elementary grades (1st - 5th grades) by 2021. This campus will be in proximity to the Forest Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This new campus will allow us to explore increased opportunities to offer this unique educational opportunity to more French and non-French speaking families.
Whats one myth about your school thats just not true?
Rochambeau is a French school for French families
False: Rochambeau is an international school and welcomes non-French speakers until 3rd grade through our specially designed French immersion program.
What kind of student is most successful at your school?
The student who is committed to the bilingual and multicultural experience and the challenges of learning in a different education system. The student needs to have the support of the family.
Why should we choose your school?
It is unique! Many families speak different languages at home, but true fluency and mastery of a language also comes from learning and education. At Rochambeau, students will master both French and English, and have the opportunity to learn one or two additional languages. For example, we offer native levels of Spanish as of 3rd grade. It's a great place for open minded, international families looking to give their child a competitive advantage in this global world.