About Us

Welcome to our co-educational, international boarding school

Founded in 1899 by the sociologist Edmond Demolins, Ecole des Roches is an exclusive co-educational day and boarding school located in the small town of Verneuil-sur-Avre, surrounded by Normandy country-side in France. We welcome students aged 6 to 18 years to our Primary, Secondary and High Schools, and also to our renowned language programmes.

We have educated generations of illustrious students. Today, our educational philosophy is as innovative as it was one hundred years ago. Based on universal and deeply humanist values we work with each and every individual student to develop them today and prepare them for tomorrow.

  • Promote the love of learning
  • Awaken intellectual curiosity
  • Guide students towards success
  • Care like parents
  • Reinforce gently
  • Allow development of critical thinking
  • Develop persistence & dedication
  • Provide the tools to become well-balanced individuals
  • Be responsible world-citizens
  • Develop positive mental attitudes
  • Encourage self-awareness
  • Build harmony



We continue to provide the highest quality of education, extra-curricular activities, excellent care and clear sense of values to more than 400 French and international students. 

You can see an overview of our international boarding school here.

Our highly qualified and very experienced educational team empower our students to reach their highest potential in academics, arts and sports. Many of our students have gone on to excel in political, economic and cultural professions around the world.

You can read more about our Alumni here.

Parents from France and around the world trust us to care for their child in a secure, family atmosphere where they can be themselves and grow as students and leaders of the future.


You can read more about Boarding with us here.

In 2014, Ecole Des Roches was the first school in France to join the network of GEMS Schools. Students at Ecole Des Roches can now connect with students from 13 other countries and share learning experiences.

You can read more about GEMS Education here. 

We hope that you will visit us and feel the history, vibrancy and sense of purpose we all share.

Would you like to find out more about day and boarding at Ecole des Roches? Our team are always happy to take your questions or show you around the campus. Get in touch today or arrange a tour of our beautiful Normandy school.