a new learning hub for primary school grades

9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814

For decades, Rochambeau, The French International School, has occupied three different campuses, spread over several miles. This organization presented a unique set of challenges including coordination, shared resources and transportation.  After years of actively seeking opportunities to build a more cohesive and efficient set of campuses, the Board of Trustees has announced that, after consultation with many in the school community, Rochambeau acquires the former FASEB property consolidating Rochambeau’s longstanding presence in Bethesda.  Maplewood becomes the school’s second permanent facility, providing exceptional bilingual and multicultural education in tandem with the nearby Forest Road campus.

Depuis des décennies, Rochambeau, The French International School était implantée sur trois campus différents, séparés de plusieurs kilomètres. Cette situation présentait divers défis, notamment en termes de coordination, de ressources partagées et de transport. Une recherche active a été menée durant plusieurs années dans le but de repérer un campus plus adapté. Le conseil d'administration a annoncé que suite à sa consultation de nombreux membres de la communauté scolaire, Rochambeau a pu acquérir l'ancienne propriété de FASEB, consolidant ainsi sa présence de longue date à Bethesda. Maplewood devient le deuxième campus où l'école est implantée de manière permanent, en tandem avec le campus de Forest Road à proximité et offrant une éducation bilingue et multiculturelle exceptionnelle.

Welcome & Bienvenue

Interactive Campus Map  


Campus Features

  • 11.2  acres campus in the heart of Bethesda
  • 4 playgrounds + 1 turf field + teaching garden
  • 37 classrooms + music, science & cooking rooms
  • 170,000 sq. ft. of instructional space
  • Students from age 2 through 5th grade
  • Capacity for 700 students - current enrollment is 633

The New Campus brings together the Preschool and Elementary students on a fully secured 11-acre campus providing the school with the infrastructure and opportunity to develop state-of-the-art facilities, expand educational programing and school capacity and increase efficiency for all at a location close to major transit routes and the current upper school campus on Forest Road.


Latest news! 


Félicitations à nos élèves du primaire qui ont eu beaucoup de plaisir à faire visiter le campus de Maplewood à leurs parents lors de notre journée portes ouvertes pour les familles, le samedi 19 novembre dernier ! Environ 700  personnes ont participé !  Félicitations à toutes les familles qui ont rempli leur passeport Maplewood.

Congratulations to our primary students who had a blast leading their parents around the Maplewood campus at our family open house last Saturday, November 19!  It was almost a full house with approximately 700 in attendance!  Congratulations to all the families who completed their Maplewood passports. 


Our campus in the making

Spotlight on the interior architecture of our campus. 

- March 2022

Preparing a beautiful campus. 

- January 2022

Our two gymnasiums under construction. 

- January 2022

Our campus project underway

Student news


Sports and recreation facilities for student development and well-being 

  • turf field for soccer and other sports
  • hard-surface play areas
  • covered areas for outdoor play
  • playground structures to safely challenge ages 2 through 12

Student health center within secure campus environment

  • health center including private care areas
  • access-controlled, gated campus
  • regular monitoring of indoor and outdoor spaces

🎥 Taking care of our students (April-May 2022)

Multimedia Library

🎥 A modern 21st century library (April-May 2022)

Expanded academic offerings

MEET the growing demand for multilingual and multicultural education

  • increased enrollment opportunities
  • greater number of classes for each grade level