Lycée français René Descartes de Phnom Penh

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Lycée français René Descartes de Phnom Penh

The Lycée français René Descartes de Phnom Penh is a private French school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,[1] operated under agreement with the Agence pour l'Enseignement Français à l'Etranger (AEFE).

The school serves up until terminale, the final year of lycée (senior high school).[2] Degrees offered include the Brevet des Collèges and the Baccalauréat (S, ES and L depending on demand).

Classes range from Petite Section (Maternelle) to Terminale (S, ES, L)

The school has one cantine, a basketball court (which can be transformed in a handball or in a soccer football court), another soccer football court, a gym, and a swimming pool.


From a financial, administrative, material and real estate stand point the school is under parental management through its Comité de Gestion. The five parents in the comité are elected by a General Assembly in May of each year.

With respect to teaching, the school is managed by a Proviseur who oversees the operations of the whole school and in particular the teaching needs of the secondary school. The Proviseur, who reports directly to the AEFE, is responsible for certifying that the teachings are in line with that of the French Ministry of Education.

The Directeur du Primaire is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Kindergarten and Primary school. The Directeur reports directly to the AEFE.

  • Proviseur: Guillaume Froeschel
  • Directeur du Primaire: Christian Malovry (until June 2017).
  • Directrice du Primaire: Marina Schmitt (As of September 2018).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Home page. Lycée Français René Descartes. Retrieved on 5 April 2015. "B.P. 1132 Rue Christopher Howes -rue 96- Wat Phnom Phnom Penh, ROYAUME du CAMBODGE"
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Coordinates: 11°34′30″N 104°55′11″E / 11.57500°N 104.91972°E / 11.57500; 104.91972