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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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About Rochambeau The French International School...
Address
9600 Forest Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone
(301) 530-8260

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,490
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Rochambeau The French International School

For over 60 years, Rochambeau, the French International School, has been providing a world-class education to internationally minded families.

Whether you are from a French speaking family or not, our mission is to offer your child a unique and truly transformative multi-cultural environment.

At Rochambeau, children, as early as 2 years of age and through high school, are provided with the comprehensive, world recognized French curriculum, as well as a thorough American language and culture program equivalent to that of the best American schools.

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Rochambeau The French International School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
26 responses
Average ACT
30
8 responses

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    Students

    Diversity
    A-
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    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $18,500
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    2
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
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    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    13:1
    National
    17:1
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    Clubs & Activities
    B-
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    Living in the Area
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    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B-
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $154,559
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,938
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $877,300
    National
    $184,700

    Rochambeau The French International School Reviews

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    Our two children have attended Rochambeau for seven years. We have been quite pleased overall. Our children love school, their friends and have become responsible, organized, self motivated students.
    Positives - Experienced, highly educated and accessible faculty, strength of the French curriculum combined with a strong English department offering a number of levels, after school clubs, numerous school sports teams, music and theatre options, diverse parent community. Most students who continue thru high school graduate fluent/proficient in three languages. Small classes compared to public schools. Fantastic school trips. Graduates receive both a US high school diploma and the French Bac. Many attend top US, French, Canadian and European universities/colleges.
    Negatives: Faculty changes, not a "neighborhood" school (many students commute far), students work hard both at school and at home, may be too rigorous depending on your child.
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    Enmeshed in a community of students from sixty different nationalities and a myriad of cultures, I consistently learn from my peers at the French International School which can be compared to a miniature United Nations.

    Going from a lesson on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, to an exam on Molière’s Les Femmes Savantes, followed by a discussion on Cervantes’ Don Quixote, my classmates and I smoothly transition in trilingual literary analysis.

    At the cafeteria table, meals range from Indian Biryani to Venezuelan Arepa to Vietnamese Bak Chang to French Quiche to Turkish Loukoum.

    In my economics class, I collaborate with peers who hail from Serbia, Lebanon, Argentina, Spain, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Cambodia, Cameroon, Germany, Mexico, and France. Linked by common intellectual pursuits, we add our own cultural identities when we investigate socio-economic current events. Often classmates will proffer recollections of childhood memories or news clippings from their native countries.
    09 alum- Not enough support/resources for students who are bullied. Non-French students were picked on by French students, many racist and xenophobic comments. One xenophobic teacher suggested a 10th student didn’t know French to their parent during parent-teaching meetings- this was a gross attack on a Non - French student who was shy, spoke with an accent, and had been at the school since 7th grade, constantly made fun of and lost the confidence to participate. Not to mention all the classes are in French- impossible for even intermediate French speakers. Sadly, this teacher is still there.

    The English, History and Geography teachers were excellent. Le Ber and Percy are passionate and obviously love to teach-they’re the best.