Cigna International Health Insurance

Maisons-Laffitte >

Parent's Review of Ermitage International School of France in Maisons-Laffitte, France

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Ermitage International School of France

In what town or city is this school located?

Maisons-Laffitte

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

International (boarding and day pupils)

What grade levels are represented at this school?

All levels

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Many walk as they live locally; others by bike, scooter or by car with parents.

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

The school is housed on a number of different sites, mainly in old converted 'château'-style mansions, all within easy walking distance of each other. Canteen housed at the Primary school, which means a short walk for college and lycée children. Extra-curricular activities include social programmes such as Passeport pour Demain, Round Square, etc. Lots of local sports clubs available, so many children just go straight to them from class.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

There are different levels for French, English and Maths, which cater for different backgrounds and levels. Children can move levels during the year if necessary. Very caring and individual attitude towards all children, with teachers available at any time to meet and discuss progress, issues etc. The school offers both the French and International baccalauréat, which gives a greater choice to children returning home afterwards.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

The school has an 'Amicale' group, run by parents, which is very active raising funds by sales, drinks parties, school events etc. Generally very friendly and proactive attitude at the school gates means that new parents quickly feel welcome and find like-minded people to socialise with. Personally, I found this school far more welcoming than the one in central Paris that my daughter first attended; the atmosphere is far more informal and sociable, making it easier to 'fit in'.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

This school is not the 'traditional' French model (and that, many say, is why they like it!). Be prepared for lots of homework and your child being closely followed by regular teachers' meetings etc. We are very happy with the school; our children are amongst those like themselves and are very motivated to learn and do well.

Expats living in France interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA. Get a Quote

Expats living in France interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

Talk with Expats in France

If you're not involved in our France Forum, it's a great place to meet others in your area, get answers to questions about moving to France or offer advice to a newcomer.

More about France

France-Ranks-Highest-Among-Expats

Expat Survey: France Ranks Highest Among Expats

Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in the world.

Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in th...

Healthcare-in-France

Healthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system....

5-Movies-to-Get-You-Excited-About-Living-in-France

Expats in France: 5 Movies to Get You Excited About Living in France

Here are 5 movies set in France - most are set in Paris - but one is not. They are modern and classic - enjoy them all and explore where they were filmed - if you're lucky enough to be an expat in France!

Here are 5 movies set in France - most are set in Paris - but one is not. They are modern and classic - enjoy them all and explore where they were filmed - if you're lucky enough to be an expat in Fr...

4-Reasons-Expats-Buy-Property-in-Provence

4 Reasons Expats Buy Property in Provence

Thinking of moving to or buying a second home in Provence? David King from Winkworth International shares 4 reasons why Provence is a great place for expats to buy property.

Thinking of moving to or buying a second home in Provence? David King from Winkworth International shares 4 reasons why Provence is a great place for expats to buy property....

8-Things-to-Know-Before-You-Move-to-France

Moving to France: 8 Things to Know Before You Move to France

Expats all over the world dream of someday making France their next destination. As with other countries, there is a lot of planning involved, and a lot of decisions to be made. Find important advice about finding a place to live, expat banking services in France and much more.

Expats all over the world dream of someday making France their next destination. As with other countries, there is a lot of planning involved, and a lot of decisions to be made. Find important advice...

Cigna International Health Insurance

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
addacomment

Comments about this Report

emfrancine
Mar 22, 2015 16:32

Hello, Please could you tell me if you still have children at this school? If so are you happy with the school? Other reports about the school are really not good and I had thought this was my chosen school for my children!! Many thanks Emily

Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in France from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Culture-Shock-in-MontpellierAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Montpellier, France

This Expat Culture-Shock Report provides a brief glimpse of what it was like for a Brit to hop the Channel and move to Montpellier, France.

This Expat Culture-Shock Report provides a brief glimpse of what it was like for a Brit to hop the Channel and move to Montpellier, France....

Living-in-MoulinsAn Expat Discusses Living in Moulins, France

This is France as you see it in black and white movies, it's like going back in time fifty years ago, sales people in stores always take the time to chat with you, the pace is not hurried, everybody takes a 2 hours lunch break. Serene, peaceful, beautiful, no tourists, not on the map, I love it.

This is France as you see it in black and white movies, it's like going back in time fifty years ago, sales people in stores always take the time to chat with you, the pace is not hurried, everybody t...

France-Ranks-Highest-Among-ExpatsExpat Survey: France Ranks Highest Among Expats

Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in the world.

Surveys and reports conducted by Expat Exchange, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate that expats in France are more satisfied with their expatriate experience than any other country in th...

Healthcare-in-FranceHealthcare in France

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system.

Expats often ask if health insurance is free in France or if you need health insurance to go to France. Here is basic information about the French healthcare system....

12-Expats-Talks-About-What-Its-Like-Moving-to-France12 Expats Talks About What It's Like Moving to France

Expats in France discuss the challenges and adventures of moving to France. From the high cost of living in France to what to bring when you move (and what to leave behind).
Expats in France discuss the challenges and adventures of moving to France. From the high cost of living in France to what to bring when you move (and what to leave behind). ...

Copyright 1997-2021 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal