Rochambeau, the French International School, is an independent and coeducational day school, offering a unique combination of the French curriculum and a high quality English program, to approximately 1,100 students from Preschool (2 years old) through 12th grade.
► 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.
We value diversity, celebrate multiculturalism, and empower students to understand and improve the world around them.
Our Core Values
Together these values support a school which is culturally diverse and truly international.
Diversity is the hallmark of Rochambeau, with over 80 nationalities represented in the student body.
Rochambeau is committed to cultivating a multilingual, pluricultural learning environment that demonstrates the benefits that diversity and inclusion bring to all aspects of academic and campus life. We encourage all our community members (students, parents, faculty, staff and Trustees) to participate in and reinforce our learning community through dynamic, interactive discussion and shared discoveries, supported by an ever-present thirst for knowledge. Engaging on these important issues inside and outside the classroom is central to Rochambeau’s longstanding commitment to nurturing leaders who will create a world that respects diversity in all senses throughout their lives.
Pursuit of Excellence
We expect and help everyone to do their best
Intellectual rigor and fairness
Strong emphasis on hard work and work well-done
To a changing world
The individual, ideas, cultures and the environment
Support and Cooperation
Between and among our students, our staff and our community
Openness and transparency
In our decision making process and communication
What do we mean about intellectual rigor and adaptability to a changing world?
We expect the very best from our students and we help them achieve that within a highly structured, academically rigorous environment where they are offered the opportunities and experiences to build their self-confidence and advance their academic skills. Rigorous learning techniques develop the skills, knowledge and aptitudes that will enable students to succeed in the increasingly complex, international world that awaits them. Our World Language classes offer an attractive syllabus containing both colloquial and literary language in familiar situations as well as more abstract content.
Respect for diversity, support and cooperation.
Talking about other languages and cultures encourages students to open up to other people and to understand different cultures and visions; essential skills in a world threatened by racism and xenophobia. In our World Languages Classes we encourage students to respect cultural differences by teaching them to never make facile comments or criticize what another person says. We are all different and we need to be able to express ourselves and accept everyone as they are. Encountering and understanding other cultures is also part of the language learning experience.