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Ermitage International School

Ermitage International School

46 Avenue Eglé, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte, France

+33 139 62 04 02



Ermitage International School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1941
Status Private
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,470
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Wayne Hodgkinson
MYP Coordinator Christine Collie
Associations IB, ECIS, UNESCO, Round Square

Ermitage International School of France is a bilingual K-12 school located in the historic town of Maisons-Laffitte, just 20km west of Paris. With a student body of nearly 1400 students, representing over 70 nationalities, Ermitage offers student-centered learning, with a focus on bilingualism and leadership. Weekday and fulltime boarding is available in traditional French residences.

  • International Studies Program (IB MYP & IB DP) 190 students enrolled, offering English instruction, with French lessons from a beginner to native-level.
  • French Primaire, Collège & Lycée (French bac, OIB) 1180 students enrolled, instructed in French.
  • IB PYP Candidate School

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) 1-5

The MYP encourages students to be active learners, asking challenging questions, as well as developing a strong sense of identity, cultural understanding and communication skills. During the MYP, our team of experienced teachers accompany and guide students on their journey to becoming IB Learners. Emphasis is placed on individual growth and encouraging students to reflect upon their classroom projects and co-curricular initiatives. Teachers facilitate students' learning and help prepare them for the rigorous demands of the IB Diploma Programme.

IB Diploma Programme (DP) 1-2

Within the dynamic IB environment, students are encouraged to think critically and become independent learners, coming prepared to class, presenting the material and being coached by their teachers. Assignments are demanding, but by graduation the calibre of research, writing and project management skills will be exceptional. The balance between academic work and co-curricular activities allows students to tailor the programme according to their interests and develop an impressive university profile in the process.

Round Square

As a Global Member of the Round Square organization, Ermitage is connected to like minded schools, offering a variety of service-learning trips, global exchanges and leadership conferences. Students also discover their interests outside of the classroom through a daily co-curricular program with the opportunity to initiate projects, participate in leadership experiences, sports and more while connecting with local and global communities.

What sets us apart

  • Opportunities for student leadership via well-rounded co-curricular and CAS programs
  • Teachers are approachable and serve as coaches, guiding students individually
  • Students learn in engaging ways both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Learning environment is interactive and collaborative, located in a lovely family-friendly suburb of Paris close to historic sites and nature
  • In 2017, the national daily newspaper, Le Figaro, placed L'Ermitage 2nd in the national rankings for the best performing high schools in France.