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International Studies Program


Think outside the box

The International Studies Program was inaugurated in 2009 by Christopher Hunter, Head of School, with the accreditation by the International Baccalaureate Organization as an IB World School. Blending innovative teaching styles and international partnerships, the International Studies Program has seen steady, measured growth along with very honorable exam results and university placements. Spanning seven years in total, the International Studies Program includes Foundation Years 1 – 5 and the IB Diploma Program Years 1 – 2.

The International Studies Program offers English-speaking students a unique opportunity to excel in a dynamic learning environment, bringing students from all over the world to become part of a close community of reflective, open-minded learners. While the program is conducted academically in English, students also have the opportunity to connect with French-speakers who are part of the larger Ermitage community, developing their roots within French culture.

Students within our program benefit from student-centered learning, engaging in classroom discussions in a round-table format with the guidance of our team of experienced teachers, many of whom come from leading universities around the world, who have years of experience designing and teaching an international curriculum. Great emphasis is placed on the development of critical inquiry and in-depth research. A blend of written and practical work, as well as field trips and cultural activities is designed to give students a wider, more international perspective. 

I invite you explore our website to find out more about the International Studies Program at Ermitage and look forward to meeting you if you choose to visit our school.

Please click below to download our program brochures:



Can my child apply if they do not speak English fluently?  During the Foundation Years, it is possible that a student who does not learn comfortably in English can enroll, depending on their level; our English Immersion program will provide additional support with language comprehension and writing skills. In order to enter the IB Diploma Program, students must have a strong command of the English language and work at a native-speaking level, including previous experience learning in English.

Can my child apply if they do not speak French?  French is taught from a beginner to advanced level throughout all years of the International Studies Program.

How quickly will my child learn French? We aim for all our students to be competent communicators in both the English and French languages and provide several levels of instructions. 









This year, the national daily newspaper, Le Figaro, has placed L'ERMITAGE at the top of the national rankings for the best performing high schools in France.
Ermitage welcomed the cast of "En quête d'appart" in March 2017 to discuss our school community...
The International Studies Program Discovery Week 2016 was full of adventure, team building, exploration, the arts and more. This annual week off-timetable in December is intended to take learning outside of the classroom and encourages...
IB alumni from the International Studies Program filled the Ermitage Chimney Room at 46 Avenue Eglé on January 4th 2017. Graduating IB classes from 2011 - 2016 were encouraged to attend, and almost 30% of Ermitage IB Alumni participated in the event, a testament to the great connection they feel to the school...
    • TueMar14 MYP Consultant Visit & Meet & Greet 08:15 to 08:45Chimney Room
    • TueMar14 IB1 Parent meeting - University 18:00 to 20:00Chimney Room
    • ThuMar16 IB2 Teacher Dinner 18:00Chimney Room
    • ThuMar23 2017 IB CAS Market & Student Presentations 18:00 to 19:30Chimney Room
    • TueMar28 Foundation​123 ​ Trips Meeting 17:00 to 18:00Chimney Room
    • TueMar28 IB Visual Arts Exhibit 18:00 to 20:00Art Studio
    • WedMar29 Foundation Trips​45 ​ Meeting 17:30 to 18:30Chimney Room
    • WedMar29 IB Course ​Selection Meeting 18:30 to 19:30Chimney Room
    • FriMar31 IB Day!
    • WedApr26 IBDP Players present Dylan Thomas' The Doctor and the Devils 19:30Ancienne Eglise, Maisons-Laffitte
    • WedMay03 IB1 Science Trip Field Studies Center at Nettlecombe Court (UK)
    • ThuMay04 IB1 Science Trip Field Studies Center at Nettlecombe Court (UK)
    • FriMay05 IB1 Science Trip Field Studies Center at Nettlecombe Court (UK)
    • SatMay06 IB1 Science Trip Field Studies Center at Nettlecombe Court (UK)
    • SunMay07 IB1 Science Trip Field Studies Center at Nettlecombe Court (UK)

46 avenue Eglé
Maisons-Laffitte 78600
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