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History of La Garenne International School

Founded in 1947, La Garenne International School has been owned and managed by the Méan family since the early 1980s. Continuity of approach means we can ensure that year on year, educational expertise alongside traditional and cultural values are upheld and passed on. Below you can find a short visual history of our school since its earliest days.

Senior School Le Roc

La Garenne Senior School is a fully accredited International Baccalaureate® World School providing outstanding education for students aged from 14 to 18. We offer the IB Middle Years Programme, the IB Diploma and the La Garenne High School Diploma. Small class sizes favour a personalised approach based on inquiry and investigative learning.

Teaching and learning for senior students takes place at Le Roc, a newly-renovated building just a few steps from the original La Garenne campus. Le Roc has state-of-the-art classrooms, a design studio and a fitness centre. It also hosts a large refectory, libraries, a multi-use Community Floor and modern en-suite accommodation for boarding students.

Our Senior School embodies all the values which have served La Garenne’s students so well for generations. Le Roc is designed to nurture the talents of each student and meet their individual needs. The boarding environment creates the stability and structure for each student to thrive and develop socially within a caring family environment.

le roc campus night



2015 - Beau Site Building


Beau Site

In 2015, construction of the new ‘Beau Site’ building began, providing junior students with en-suite bedrooms, common rooms and relaxation areas, as well as a multi-function room for theatre, exams and celebrations.

Beau Site Boarding House in Winter


2014 - Renovation of La Garenne

The bedrooms, dining room and administrative offices within La Garenne main building are sensitively modernised, retaining the charming chalet style and upgrading functionality. The cosy bedrooms, modern bathrooms, attractive dining room with mountain views, and offices, serve the school community well whilst retaining a ‘home from home’ feel. 

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2012 - Académia

Académia opens, with its charming chalet-style facade and modern comforts combined with the latest technology within.



2010 - Two plots of land are purchased

Two plots of land are purchased and work on the new academic building ‘Académia’ begins. With nine state-of-the-art fully equipped classrooms, a laboratory, a student lounge and library, separate locker rooms, offices and facilities for the disabled, ‘Academia’ was designed to exceed today’s high academic standards.

academia 2010


2008 - Grégory and Céline Méan

Grégory Méan with his wife and former student Céline, succeed his brother and his wife. Their main goal is to perpetuate the traditional values and educational philosophy of the family.






Monsieur & Madame de Lattre take over the direction of the school.  This dynamic couple decides to enlarge the existing building and to create an English section, which will lead to a great success.  The afternoon naps (siestas) are no longer part of the daily programme enabling the children to enjoy and benefit from various sports activities.


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