High School

High school in the French school is a three-year cycle that starts in 10th grade through 12th grade or Terminale.  It is a college prepartory program where the students that culminates with Baccelauréat evaluation in 11th and 12th grade.

The academic quality of the Rochambeau curriculum allows our students to obtain the Maryland High School Diploma at the end of 11th grade (Première).

For information on the French Baccelauréat

College counseling


10th grade

2nde/10th grade is the first year of high school at Rochambeau.  All students take the common core subjects required by the French curriculum.  In 10th grade, students can opt to take certain electives:

  • OIB, the International Option of the Baccalaureat. This is a high-level class designed for students who are proficient in French and English. The students have additional hours in English, Literature, History and Geography.
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Cinema
  • Theatre
  • Advanced Topic English Literature (preparation for the Advanced Placement exam)
  • Advanced Topic US History  (preparation for the Advanced Placement exam)
  • Calculus  (preparation for the Advanced Placement exam)

11th and 12th grade

For the 2019-20 school year, Rochambeau The French International School will be implementing the new reform of the French Baccelauréat.

In 11th grade, students will select three specialty courses, and in 12th grade, the will continue with two of the three course.  The specialty courses are selected based on the long-term interests and motivations of the students.   The objective is to broaden their knowledge and skills in specific areas and to prepare them for further studies in higher education. 

  • History-geography, geopolitics and political science
  • Humanities, literature and philosophy
  • Mathematics   
  • Physics and chemistry
  • Life and Earth Sciences
  • Economic and social sciences

The Reform of the French Baccelauréat

In 11th grade, certain students can benefit from two hours per week of academic support in math or French.


Rochambeau advantage

Forest Rd Campus
Elementary • Secondary • Administrative Offices
9600 Forest Rd Bethesda, MD 20814
3200 Woodbine St Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Bradley Campus
Maternelle • Preschool
7108 Bradley Blvd Bethesda, MD 20817
powered by finalsite