EAB Victor Hugo vs Ermitage

(8 Posts)
apara Tue 24-May-16 09:29:06

Hello,
I'm selecting international schools in Paris for my kids, aged 15 12 ad 4 as we will move from Dubai to Paris this summer. I wish someone could give me some concrete advice on EAB Victor Hugo, as it seems to have a mixed reputation. Is the High School teaching quality good? Are they able to provide IB exams in the subjects you want? Also, any feedback on Ermitage would be welcome. Thanks a ton!

BoboChic Wed 25-May-16 14:18:15

Neither school has a good reputation. Why are you not considering ASP or ISP?

apara Sun 29-May-16 08:09:13

I am considering ASP and ISP too. They are obviously much more expensive and our employers wont be paying.

lifeisunjust Sun 29-May-16 11:25:57

Are you an EU national?
You might want to think about UK state boarding for the 2 eldest children which will cost you less than Ermitage or Victor Hugo and half the cost of ASP and ISP. There are several choices within 30 minutes travel of London St Pancras which would make 3 hours travel time. The ones with the high boarding numbers are best suited to weekly/termly boarding for children travelling from France.
Then for the younger one, a French government subsidised school, including the ones which are bilingual French-English.
www.sbsa.org.uk/find-state-boarding-school

lifeisunjust Sun 29-May-16 11:39:26

I have a child at DOYRMS in the UK, near Ashford Eurostar. It's 12k per year and is full boarding with a growning number of EU nationals who live overseas. It only does boarding, the only UK state boarding to do so. About 90 children each school year. Years 7 and 8 are in 4 houses all connected but single sex. Years 9-11 are in 7 houses, 4 boys, 3 girls. Years 12 and 13 are in one house, girls one floor, boys the other, but affiliation remains for competitions with the earlier 7 hourses. All years 12 and 13 in double or single en-suites. Its facilities make ASP and ISP look the poor relation, the entire school was either re-built or re-furbished 2 years ago. It's military in origin and ethos and an integral part of the school, but my son has not found being the minority 20% non military to be a disadvantage, the opposite is true. Chose the school for proximity to mainland Europe and for the strong pastoral care, as the military students often have parents serving in forces the other side of the world and the ratio of houseparents and ma(n)trons to students is very high and no-one goes there because the parents are seeking to absolve themselves of parenting like happens in many private boarding schools but because of the needs of families who are posted around the world. PM me if you want more info.

apara Thu 02-Jun-16 10:09:39

Hello everyone
Thank you for your suggestions.

guihailin Thu 02-Jun-16 13:18:09

I suggest you join Message online, plenty of parents and teachers on there

Ancienchateau Fri 03-Jun-16 07:54:07

My DC don't go there, although I have been seriously considering it, but I think ISP is a good option for you especially if you want to stick to the IB and especially for your older DC. I know a 15 and 13 year old there currently who love it.

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