80 Years of Excellence
Our story is so closely tied to yours. Ermitage was built over the past 8 decades with you, our families and our community, working together to fulfill a mission. Through hard work and a continuous search for perfection, we have built a school together, a place for our children to grow and become global citizens of tomorrow.
Head of School: 1987-2019
Christopher Hunter dedicated 28 years of his career to Ermitage, so it only felt right to cover his significant contributions to the school’s success. A pioneer in bilingual and international education, Christopher Hunter led the transformation of Ermitage from a local and traditional French-curriculum school that offered weekly boarding to Paris-based families into an international institution that welcomed children representing more than 75 nationalities.
Benjamin Hunter, M.Ed.
Years at Ermitage: 2019-2021
Mr. Benjamin Hunter led the transition from a family-owned school to new ownership over many years and was named Head of School in 2019. Ermitage continued smoothly throughout the pandemic thanks to his leadership, all while launching an ambitious strategic plan including a rebrand, technological enhancements to improve the learning and logistics, a campus expansion, and more. With a Masters in Education Leadership and Management from the University of Bath, Mr. Benjamin Hunter previously held the titles of Deputy Head, IBDP Coordinator, CAS Coordinator, and Round Square Rep for Ermitage & European Region.
Benjamin was an approachable leader—guiding ten IB cohorts through to the successful completion of their Diploma Program, as well as overseeing impressive results for the French Bac. Students and staff appreciated his caring, open, and inspirational manner which marked everything he undertook. Throughout his many roles, Benjamin offered students opportunities to grow both academically & personally, leaving a lifelong impact on them and the future of Ermitage.