Ermitage International School of France

Ermitage International School of France is a bilingual K – 12 IB World School located 20km west of Paris in the historic suburb of Maisons-Laffitte.  Our dynamic student body of 1,300 students represents over 50 nationalities. We offer student-centered learning, with a focus on internationalism, leadership and service. Weekday and full-time boarding is available in our traditional French residences.

Ermitage International School of France

  • IB World School offering bilingual K-12 education for more than 1300 students. 
  • International Studies Program offering instruction in English, including:

                IB Middle Years Program (IB MYP, Grades 6 — 10) 

                IB Diploma Program (IB DP, Grades 11 — 12) 

  • Bilingual and French programs offered:

                Lower School (Pre-K — Grade 5)

                Middle School (Grade 6 — 8)

                Lycée including French Baccalaureate with OIB American Section (Grade 9 — 12)

  • Located in historic town 20km from Paris with 5 — 7 day boarding optional. 
  • Students are connected globally through leadership conferences, service projects and international exchanges. 

International Philosophy

In addition to our bilingual Lower School and OIB tracks during the collège and lycée years, the International Studies Program is an extension of Ermitage’s longstanding international philosophy that was established in 1941 — blending unique teaching styles with real-world applications.

The student-centered International Studies Program favors round-table classroom discussions with our trained faculty, many of whom come from leading universities around the world and have years of experience designing and teaching an international curriculum. 

IB Middle Years Program (MYP 1 – 5; Grades 6 – 10)

At Ermitage, we believe that IB Learners start young, and thus we aid students in becoming IB Learners through our IB Middle Years Program. Classes are hands-on, with age-appropriate elements of the IB Core throughout.  

IB Diploma Program (DP 1 – 2; Grades 11 – 12)

Following the Middle Years Program, students enter the IB DP prepared and motivated.  Small class sizes enhance the active involvement of all students. For 2018, 100% of Ermitage candidates received their IB Diploma, the highest exam score being 42. The graduating class received offers from prestigious universities around the world, including Yale, Cornell, UCL and Kings College London. 

Round Square in Action

Ermitage offers a well-rounded extra-curricular program: students initiate projects, participate in sports, and exercise their leadership potential, while connecting with local and global communities.

As a Global Member of the Round Square Organization, Ermitage is connected to like-minded international schools, making possible wide-ranging service-learning activities, global exchanges, leadership conferences and more offered both locally and across the globe.