Welcome from Ecole des Roches

Paul Spencer Ellis, President of the Board


Hello. we invite you to discover our School - its history, its values and its thousands of successful former students. Ecole des Roches offers a truly international experience in the heart of France. We have built a vibrant community of languages and knowledge, cultural tolerance and curiosity for the world around us.

A pioneering spirit was born over a century ago at Ecole des Roches. It was at our school that new and innovative pedagogies, inspired by Rabelais, Montaigne and Rousseau, were brought together. And, there were many more firsts. Ecole des Roches was the first school in France to have swimming pools and the first school to have television. for the first time in a school, rugby, cricket, fencing, boxing, the Eloquence Cup, many workshops and above all the captaincy.

We pride ourselves on delivering a balanced education focused on three key areas:

  1. Academics
  2. Sports
  3. Culture

Our campus, and its exceptional learning and boarding environment, provide a warm family life - at school. Many generations have experienced this and these Ecole des Roches Alumni have gone on to excel in professional roles in politics, economics and culture. Even today they maintain a strong community and network long after they have left our school grounds.

At Ecole des Roches we are all united by the Rocheux spirit and values: a sense of responsibility, respect for others, willpower, perseverance, effort and finally ambition. You are very welcome to come and visit us in Normandy.

Paul Spencer Ellis, President of the Board