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Ecole Des Roches

Ecole Des Roches

295 avenue Edmond Demolins, 27130 Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton, France

+33 (0) 232 6040 00



Ecole Des Roches
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1899
Status Private
Head of School Mr Ivor Gemmell
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 11-18 years
Number of pupils 320
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mr Ivor Gemmell
Associations IB

Founded in 1899, École des Roches is an international coeducational day and boarding school located on a spacious wooded campus in the heart of the beautiful Normandy countryside. We welcome students aged 11 years to 18 years from 52 nationalities to our Middle and High school.

École des Roches offers several programmes: French curriculum, International curriculum with the IB Diploma Programme, French as a Foreign Language short stays or full academic year, and also summer and winter intensive language courses.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

In response to the needs of its increasingly international community, École des Roches has been an IB World School since 2016, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in English.

The school offers as well a special Pre-diploma year to prepare our students for the International Baccalaureate.

We also advise our students in their career choices and accompany them throughout the university admissions process.

In École des Roches, the IB Diploma Programme is characterised by:

  • Its academic breadth, depth and rigour
  • Small class sizes with individualized academic support
  • The attention it gives to international awareness and the development of socially responsible citizens of the world.

In addition to preparing the students for the IB Diploma, all of our students are encouraged to take advantage of the school context, heritage and resources to improve in their French language proficiency, whether that be at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

Boarding Life

Our Boarding School consists of 7 residences called Maisons, which are large historic Normandy houses. Boys and girls are divided by age range in these single-sex boarding houses.

Foreign students are together with French-speaking students in pleasant and recently renovated rooms. From the start, the educational focus of École des Roches has been to offer educational, psychological and emotional support to our students in order to promote their intellectual and personal development. Extracurricular activities on offer range from horseback riding and golf to karting on the school’s course located on campus.


Students can apply to our school all year-round based on availability. Students must submit two years of school reports, a letter of recommendation, as well as a letter of motivation. For further information about admissions or to schedule a visit of the school, please contact us at ecoledesroches@ecoledesroches.com.