IN SEPTEMBER 2023, the Lycée Français René Descartes has opened a brand new boarding facility in response to a long-standing request from parents whose children are at school from Year 9 to Year 12 and who do not live in the Phnom Penh.
Under the surveillance of two supervisors, the boarders benefit not only from secure accommodation, but also from educational support.
Every morning, a shuttle bus takes them to the lycée, where they spend the day, eat and are taken back to the boarding school at the end of the day by two shuttle buses. They are served dinner on site and are not allowed to leave the boarding school in the evening.
The children are cared for from Sunday evening to Friday evening and can return home or to a host family at weekends and during the holidays.
Today, five boys and five girls are inaugurating this boarding school, which can accommodate up to fifteen boarders.
The price for the school year, including accommodation and meals, is set at $5,200. Students on bursaries receive assistance at the same rate as their bursary, including transport to their family home.