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Ermitage International School of France

Ermitage International School of France

46 Avenue Eglé, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte, France

+33 1 39 62 81 75



Ermitage International School of France
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1941
Status Private
Head of School Mr Chris Hunter
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 1,300
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Benjamin Hunter
MYP Coordinator Mrs Margaret Peyrard
Associations IB,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 approximately 1300 students, representing over 50 nationalities, Ermitage offers student-centered learning, with a focus on internationalism, leadership and service. Weekday and full-time boarding is available in traditional French residences. For students Grades 6 - 12, the International Studies Program offers instruction entirely in English, with French classes from a beginner to native-level.

Middle Years Programme (MYP) 1-5

At Ermitage, we believe that IB Learners start young, and thus we aid students in becoming IB Learners in skill, knowledge and attitude. Our intellectually stimulating lessons are hands-on, inquiry-driven and concept-based aiming to stretch the child and to encourage inquisitiveness and exploration.

Classes are tailored to the individual needs of our students to prepare them for the demanding IB Diploma Programme curriculum. Through a balanced timetable of MYP subject groups, learners are exposed to a wide range of knowledge. We apply the tenets of the IB to our approach to learning in and outside of the classroom throughout these years, encouraging our students to ask challenging questions, to develop a strong sense of identity and culture and fostering good communication skills with people from all over the world.

IB Diploma 1-2

Following the Foundation Years, students enter the IBDP prepared and motivated after gaining experience with character-based projects and developing their critical thinking skills in a supportive learning environment.

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 program 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

  • Student-centered approach with a balance of academics and character-developing projects
  • Opportunities for student leadership via well-rounded co-curricular and CAS programs
  • Teachers are approachable & serve as coaches, guiding students individually
  • Students learn in engaging ways both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Learning environment is interactive and collaborative