Rochambeau, The French International School

Rochambeau, The French International School


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Age 2 through 12th grade, co-educational international school located in Bethesda, MD. Multicultural. Inclusive. Bilingual. Rigorous. From age 2 through 12th Grade, 1085 students, 80+ nationalities, French curriculum in a multilingual environment.

This page is for parents, students, alumni, and prospective families interested in current news and events.

Mission: The mission of Rochambeau is to create a multicultural learning environment built on a rigorous French curriculum accredited by the French Ministry of Education. The school is part of the worldwide AEFE network of schools and provides a safe environment that welcomes students of all backgrounds and nationalities, guiding them to become confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinkers who will gain access to the best universities and thrive in a diverse competitive world.

Operating as usual

The tradition of a Yearbook 📘started at our school in 1973 🕰️ - a new idea for us since this American 🇺🇸 tradition is not so common in French 🇫🇷 schools! The title of our first edition was "Essor" and refers to a bird 🕊️ about to rise in flight, a metaphor for the student who is prepared to fly 🦅 and already has "a taste for effort and ambition" 🌐 - a quote from our school Director in 1973, Mr. Verclytte. This first Yearbook gave us a look at the school's science labs 🔬, sports 🤸‍♂️⚽, clubs 🥋🩰 and events like choir 🎤 and theater 🎭 performances... A rich school life designed for the success of all of its students! 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓
#65yearsofRochambeau #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

🔛 A DAY IN 2nd GRADE: our students practiced oral expression 💬, studied place values 🧮 in math, worked on writing and spelling with a "dictée" 🖋️ and the [j] sound 🏅 and read "Le Loup et les 7 chevreaux" 📖🐺🐐 ("The Wolf and the 7 Young Goats), a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm!
👉 Mastering the fundamentals of the French language 🇫🇷 and the basics of mathematics 🔢 are the priorities in this grade! ✅
#RochambeauFrench #RochambeauElementarySchool #classworkoftheday

👉 Don't miss out on the final week of our spirit wear sale 🤩! Use the code JAN21 and save 20% when you spend $60 or more! Check out all of the new designs for 2021 🎽!
🛍️ Click the link below to start shopping now!

🔭 We turn our eyes to the sky for inspiration! 🌌 Check out these projects by 6th graders who have been researching the NASA space programs ✨🌕. Their projects included creating their own homemade satellites 🛰️ and rockets, debate about space tourism 🚀, and even drafting their own ideas for Instagram posts for NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration... 🛸 Space exploration is always a favorite subject for students where they can dream big 💭 and be inspired 💡!
➡️ We're happy to share these great NASA [email protected] activities with you: 🪐
#rochambilingues #RochambeauMiddleSchool #English #STEM

🕰️ With Washington, DC as our local environment, our students are often witness to critical world events. 💬 A graduate of '68 remembers how the '67-'68 school year, while attending the Yuma Street campus in Washington, DC, was interrupted by social and civil unrest fueled by the civil rights struggle: events around the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., riots in DC, curfews...
👉 Today we face new challenges but hope we can learn from the pages of history. 📖 And we affirm our commitment to our school's values, especially to guide future generations to think critically, insist on respectful dialogue, be champions of diversity, and make positive contributions to a constantly changing world. 🌎🕊️
#65yearsofRochambeau #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

Epiphanie 2021 : le plein d'idées de recettes de galettes et couronnes des rois !

👑 LA GALETTE DE NICOLE, one of our lovely PreK School aides, also known for her great cooking workshops 👩‍🍳 this last summer! She shares with you her favorite recipes from Chef Simon 🥄:
📸 Comment with your own Galette photo below! 😋
#rochambeautradition #galettedesrois #kingscake Découvrez les idées de recettes du Chef Simon pour fêter l'épiphanie.

👑 LA GALETTE DE MME COMNINOS, one of our lovely Elementary teachers, also known for her 🇬🇷 Greek recipes!
In Greek, the Galette is called "Vasilopeta." It is traditionally served on New Year's Day and once cooked, you insert a coin 🪙 (a gold one when you are wealthy!) wrapped in a small piece of aluminum foil. Whoever finds it will be lucky all year round. 🍀
Here is the recipe of Vasilopeta (en français):
✅ Ingrédients pour 6 personnes :
3 tasses 1/2 de farine
3 oeufs 🥚🥚🥚
100 g. de beurre ramolli 🧈
1 tasse de lait tiède 🥛
1 cuillerée à soupe de levure en grain
8 cuillerées à soupe de sucre en poudre
1 pincée de sel 🧂
1 cuillerée de vanille
zeste d'orange 🍊
👩‍🍳 Préparation
Mélanger d'abord la farine, le sucre et la levure.
Ajouter les oeufs un à un, le lait tiède, la pincée de sel, la vanille, le zeste d'orange.
Bien pétrir le tout en ajoutant le beurre coupé en morceaux à la fin.
On peut utiliser le " Kitchen Aid "
Mettre cette boule de pâte à lever .
Lorsque la pâte a doublé de volume, l'étaler au rouleau sur un plan de travail de manière à en faire un grand rectangle.
Couper des carrés de 6 à 8 cm et en faire des boules.
Placer ces petites boules dans un moule beurré et fariné et laisser reposer jusqu'à ce que les boules aient doublé de volume.
Badigeonner de jaune d'oeuf. Mettre au four à 350 degrés F pendant une trentaine de minutes ⏲️. Vers la fin de la cuisson recouvrir d'amandes effilées.
Avant de la partager, la maîtresse de maison glisse dans la vasilopeta une pièce enveloppée dans du papier aluminium.
🤤 Kalí óreksi ! 🥧

Galette des rois à la frangipane

👑 TWO favorite recipes for LA GALETTE DE MME LE BER, our secondary School Director, also known for her cooking expertise 🍽️! Because there are 2 kinds of "Galettes des Rois" depending where you are in France 🧭, she shares with you TWO recipes:
🔼 Pour les nordistes (from the North of France):
🔽 Pour les sudistes (from the South of France):
🇺🇸 And you can see the recipes in English here:
Enjoy! 🤤 Doré, comme saupoudré de poussière d'or... Suivez notre recette de galette des rois à la frangipane, lorsque la simplicité et de la tradition s'allient : un délice !

👑 LA GALETTE DE NILS, our IT & Audiovisual Technician, also known as our "petit boulanger" at Rochambeau! Thank you for sharing the recipe you use 🥛🥚🥧⏲️ 🍾:
Bon appétit ! 🤤
Photo credits: Nils Bertrand.
#rochambeautradition #galettedesrois #kingscake

👑 Today is the traditional "Galette des Rois" in France 🇫🇷, the King's Cake 🥧! While we can't gather on campus this year to enjoy a taste of this celebration together, we 👨‍🍳👩‍🍳 are happy to share our favorite recipes with you to bake it at home! 🔜 Follow our next posts! 😋
🛎️ Or it's not too late to order a special Galette from our local French bakeries: Fresh Baguette, Tout de Sweet Pastry Shop, PAUL USA, Patisserie Poupon, Boulangerie Christophe...
And don't forget to make a wish if you got the "fève"! 🌠
#rochambeautradition #galettedesrois #kingscake
(Last years photos below)

🎆 Start the New Year with new ROCHAMBEAU gear 🤩!!! 👉 Check out our school store featuring brand new designs for 2021 🎽! Use the code JAN21 and save 20% off all orders of $60 or more. 🖱️ Click the link below to start shopping now! 🛍️

From all of us at Rochambeau!

Our best wishes for 2021! Nos meilleurs voeux pour 2021 !

☃️ Happy Holidays 🎉 from all of us at Rochambeau 💙💛! This year was a challenging one 💪, but the adaptability and the support of our community were essential to cope with it 🤩! We send to everyone our best wishes 🌟🎇🎆 for the 2021 year 🌈! Bye bye 2020...👋
#RochambeauSpirit #RochambeauValues #RochambeauCommunity

❄️❄️❄️ Some snow ❄️❄️❄️ for the last day of school before the Winter Break was AWESOME ☃️👍! At the playground 🤩 or at home 🛷! Happy Holidays to all! 🌠 Share with us your snowy photos!
#RochamSnow #rochambeauelementary #winterbreak

⏳🕰️ In October 1955, the students of the new 🏫 French School of Washington DC wrote their first newspaper 📜 : "Le Pou qui Glousse" 🤭! It was the predecessor of our current student publications 📰 called "Recto Verso", literary magazine, and "Salle Bulletin", student magazine! We share with you some of their publication covers since 2013! From writing ✍️, editing 💻, drawing 🎨 and photography 📷, to layout and design, these newspapers are 100% pure Rochambeau student 🧑‍🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓! We also have a new magazine from our Elementary school called Bubulle 👍 since 2019. 👉 Check the latest editions 🗞️ on our website:
#65yearsofRochambeau #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

🌟✨ Our Rochambeau Festival of Lights is almost ready thanks to our 6th graders who are transforming their classroom 🗺️ into a vibrant celebration 🎊 of cultural pluralities and commonalities! They are eager to share what they have learned about Kwanzaa 🌽, Yalda Night ☀️, Hanukkah 🕯️, Diwali 🪔, and Christmas🎄. These are all holidays celebrated at this time of year across the US and around the world 🌎.
🎉 Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Shubh Diwali! Shabe
Yalda Mobarak! 💖🤩👍
#rochambeaucelebrations #rochambeaudiversity #HappyHolidays

💙💛 PAR is happy to offer, in collaboration with the school, a face mask 😷 and hand sanitizer 🧴 to all its students. Stay safe! 🙅‍♀️
#rochambeauspirit #RochambeauMasksup #ParentAssociationofRochambeau

PAR est heureux d’offrir, en collaboration avec @Rochambeau, un masque et un gel désinfectant pour les mains à chacun de ses élèves. Restez prudent! #rochambeauspirit

PAR is happy to offer, in collaboration with @Rochambeau, a face mask and hand sanitizer to all its students. Stay safe! #rochambeauspirit

"Portraits" Virtual exhibition of Art & Music

🎬 As we begin this week before Winter Break 🌲, we proudly share this virtual art 🖼️ and music 🎶 exhibition 🖼️, "Portraits". It is sure to delight your eyes 🤩 and ears! The visual art 🎨 was created by 10th grade art "option" and music composed 🎛️ by our 9th graders 👏. We invite you to enjoy this artistic moment as a family! ✨
#RochambART #RochamMusic #ExpositionVirtuelle

Hour of code at Rochambeau Kindergarten

💡 To celebrate this 💻 Computer Science Education Week, our Kindergarten students learned to program 🕹️ a Bee-Bot 🐝, an exciting educational robot 🤖! By learning how technology works, they're changing the future 🦾! It's the Hour of Code™️, an international 🌐 learning event! 👏🆒 More info here:
#RochambeauMaternelle #RochambeauSTEM #HourofCode #CSEdWeek

📣 Did you know... the Ecole Française de Washington DC was founded 6️⃣5️⃣ years ago‼️ 🥳 The first building of the school 🏫 opened in 1955 at Kalorama Road in DC! The vision of our founder, Abbé Guillet, was to make the 🇫🇷 French curriculum available at all levels and in all subjects, not only to children coming from French-speaking countries... but also to children of ALL nationalities 🌎🌍🌏! A successful bet with more than 80 different nationalities 🗺️ among our 1,000 students 👨‍🎓👩‍🎓 today ✌️! Learn more about our history every Thursday! 🕰️
#65yearsofRochambeau #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

🎉 🤩 ONLINE AUCTION to support FINANCIAL AID - until Dec 15 ⏳ Great for Holiday gifts 🎁 for family and friends...or a treat for yourself! Gift certificates 🥋🎼📸 📚🧮 for music, sports, SAT prep, delicious restaurants 🍽️ 🥢, and more. And don't miss our international gourmet specialties 🫖, beauty 💅🧼 baskets, jewelry 💎 and fashion items 👒👜, art and home decoration 🖼️, and also school spirit 💙💛 items!!! 👉 Click here to bid or buy now 🔎:
Proceeds from this auction support our Financial Aid Fund. Thank you for your generosity! 🙏

#RochambeauCommunity #RochambeauSpirit #onlineauction

👏 Our little kindergarten artists 👨🏾‍🎨👩‍🎨 tried to paint the way of Hundertwasser 🎨, the Austrian visual artist known for his depictions of spirals🌀 in his work. Drawing in circles 🎯🎡⭕ is also a great way to learn the movements essential for writing neatly in cursive 🖋️! Enjoy these spiral-inspired flowers 💐✨
#RochambART #RochambeauMaternelle #hundertwasser

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Rochambeau spirit wear, Bethesda, MD, All Stars | 1st Place Spiritwear

🎁 Give the gift of spirit this holiday season 🎄 and get all of your shopping done 🛍️ with 1st Place Spiritwear! Now, throughout the month of December use the code HOLIDAY2020 for 10, 20 and even 30% off!!! The more you buy, the more you save! Shop all of the awesome designs featuring our school's name and colors! Click below ⬇️ and Order before December 15th to ensure delivery by Christmas! ⏰
#RochambeauSpirit #BlueAndGold #rochambeaupride

France Diplomatie

#SemaineLFM | Clôture par Jean-Yves Le Drian de la Semaine des lycées français du monde

"La force de notre modèle d’émancipation par l’éducation tient aux valeurs universelles qui en sont le fondement et que nous entendons promouvoir à travers lui."
→ Égalité
→ Citoyenneté
→ Solidarité

AEFE - Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger

PODCAST - Touche pas à mon sport !

#SemaineLFM | LAST podcast 🎙️ for this week from our 11th graders on the theme of Equality ⚖️: "Don't touch my sport!" 🎧 Listen to this passionate debate about gender inequalities 👨/👩 in sports ⚽🏀🏉🤸‍♀️ (in French).
"Citizens of all genders, for equality and solidarity: 🇫🇷 French education to face tomorrow's challenges" AEFE - Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger
#RochambeauSpirit #PodcastPourlEgalité #frenchinternationalschool

PODCAST - Les droits des femmes dans le temps (2)

#SemaineLFM | TODAY, another podcast 🎙️ about 👩 Women's rights over time ⏳ from our 11th graders Cecile, Houssem and Jackson. 5 minutes 🎧 to know more about equality ⚖️ throughout history. 🎚️
"Citizens of all genders, for equality and solidarity: 🇫🇷 French education to face tomorrow's challenges" AEFE - Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger
#RochambeauSpirit #AEFE #frenchinternationalschool

PODCAST - Inégalités sociétales dans le sport

#SemaineLFM | NEW podcast 🎙️ from our 11th graders on the theme of Equality ⚖️. Click to listen to Anthony, Jean-Paul et Leopold 🎧 discuss societal inequalities 👨/👩 in sports 🏈🎾 (in French).
"Citizens of all genders, for equality and solidarity: 🇫🇷 French education to face tomorrow's challenges" AEFE - Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger
#RochambeauSpirit #PodcastPourlEgalité #frenchinternationalschool

AEFE - Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger

#SemaineLFM | 📺 A talk show to watch in French, hosted by Dominique Tchimbakala, journalist at TV5MONDE and president of the association of alumni of French high schools around the world (Union-ALFM), for the AEFE on the theme of the values promoted by 🇫🇷 French education abroad. 👍

#SemaineLFM 🌍 | "Des valeurs au cœur de l’éducation, pour quoi faire?" : conversation entre des invités passionnés par la question des valeurs qui sous-tendent l'enseignement français à l'étranger, animée Dominique Tchimbakala, journaliste à TV5MONDE et présidente de l' Union-ALFM Association des Anciens des Lycées Français du Monde 👉

Une émission débat avec des personnalités engagées :
- Erik Orsenna, qui a également accepté d’être le parrain de cette 4e édition,
- Marie-Sophie Pawlak, présidente de l’association Elles bougent
- Marie-Christine Saragosse, présidente de France Médias Monde
- Jacques Toubon, ancien ministre de la Culture et de la francophonie, de la Justice et ancien Médiateur de la République, - - Olivier Brochet, directeur de l'AEFE
- Vassiliki Driancourt, directrice de l’enseignement, de la formation et de l’orientation à l’AEFE
- et Ilo Rakotonavahy, ancienne élève et boursière Excellence-Major

France Diplomatie Ministère de l’Education nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports Ministère de la Culture AGORA Monde Campus France France Éducation international Mission laïque française Téléthon

Rochambeau, The French International School

PODCAST - Les droits des femmes dans le temps

#SemaineLFM For this week of French schools around the world 🌎, we are proud to share with you some podcasts 🎙️ from our 11th graders on the theme of Equality ⚖️. This first one is about 👩 Women's rights over time ⏳, by Alex, Arno and Yiska. Take a 5 minutes break 🎧 to listen to them (in French) and learn about the feminist struggles waged by women in history. 🎚️

"Citizens of all genders, for equality and solidarity: 🇫🇷 French education to face tomorrow's challenges" AEFE - Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger

#RochambeauSpirit #AEFE #frenchinternationalschool

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From age 2 through 12th Grade, 1,110 students, 70 nationalities, French curriculum in a multilingual environment. This page is for parents, students, alumni, and prospective families interested in current news and events.

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Our best wishes for 2021! Nos meilleurs voeux pour 2021 !
"Portraits" Virtual exhibition of Art & Music
Hour of code at Rochambeau Kindergarten
PODCAST - Touche pas à mon sport !
PODCAST - Les droits des femmes dans le temps (2)
PODCAST - Inégalités sociétales dans le sport
PODCAST - Les droits des femmes dans le temps
Gratitude messages from our students
Coding in 6th grade
Happy Halloween 2020!
Happy Halloween 2020!




9600 Forest Rd
Bethesda, MD

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