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The School
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Engage, prosper & succeed. At Ermitage, we offer two programs based on a common belief: learning foreign languages is the key to success and access to the best universities. To bring this project to life, we needed an inspiring environment to match our ambition for excellence. Welcome to Maisons-Laffitte!


It's the people who make our school special. Going to Ermitage means discovering, understanding and listening to one another. Our focus on kindness and empathy gives children the opportunity to excel by lifting each other up.


It takes audacity to meet a challenge. The Ermitage team has built a strong and demanding pedagogy to help students face the future with confidence and make important choices along the way. Ambitious? Perhaps. But we know it's possible, together.


Our Mission and Philosophy

At Ermitage, the heart of our work is to prepare young people for a successful and happy future. We give them the tools they need to become active participants in their own education. With a foundation built on academic excellence, internationalism and community support, Ermitage students gain admission to the best universities and go out into the world with purpose.

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Our Team

Lydie Chevallier

Boarding Parent

Rachel Quandalle

IB University Advisor

Jeff Collie

IB MYP Service & Coach Coordinator

Hanane Kouara

Administrative Manager - IB Programs

80 Years of Excellence

Since 1941, we have been learning from you, Ermitage parents and students, from right here in Maisons-Laffitte and from around the world. Our knowledge and expertise are the result of a quest for excellence and this journey we've shared with you over generations. By understanding your families and your expectations, we offer your children a unique learning experience and the ability to succeed. This is our story! 


Living in Maisons-Laffitte

A green and peaceful retreat just a few miles from Paris, Maisons-Laffitte gives our students a safe and beautiful place to explore. Ermitage brings an exciting international component to this welcoming French community. Learn more

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Students from France and all over the world come to live in our historic French homes. Families can choose between 5 or 7-day boarding options. We provide a safe and caring atmosphere to make Ermitage your home away from home.
Calling all parents, alumni, students, & teachers! Join us to see what's new in the Ermitage community and share your experiences. Find out how you can get involved, support current students and connect with one another.
Experienced, empathetic, and committed, the Ermitage team doesn't just teach, they work alongside our parents and students to help them reach their goals. Discover the men and women who make our school such a special place.

At Ermitage, our students have the freedom to choose the program that's right for them.

Janelle Dubos
Admissions Director