With premises dating back to the French protectorate, the school belongs to the history of Cambodia .It is located is in one of Phnom Penh’s most attractive district.

Lycée René Descartes is approved and regulated by French authorities. This approval means that the teaching at the school conforms to French Education programs and is accredited to prepare students for the French secondary exams.

Our school proudly leads an innovative teaching approach. This approach respects the French national curriculum while remaining open to the Khmer language and culture. After graduation they are able to pursue further studies anywhere they choose as citizens of the world.

The teaching at LFRD is carried out mostly by highly qualified French tenured staff. Our students come from all over the world and from many different backgrounds to gain a high-quality education, an aim reflected in the excellent results achieved.

After graduation they are able to pursue further studies anywhere they choose as citizens of the world. The number of our students enrolled at the best schools/universities bears witness to this excellence.

Setting our students on the path toward excellence means that we also provide them with a complete educational program encouraging the practice of sport, cultural activities and the teaching of arts.

An association of highly motivated and active parents (APE) plays a key role in preparing our students for programs of academic excellence. This non-profit organisation allows coordinating actions and is responsible for the long-term strategic direction and financial sustainability of the school.

Our school project challenges our students to excel in their studies and in their personal development, and thoroughly prepares them for further study in top universities around the world.