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Parent-made new short film on life at Chavagnes, Catholic boarding school for boys

For information on Chavagnes international College: www.chavagnes.org


Double-glazing for the ‘chilly dorms’ of Chavagnes

The boarding school renowned for its back-to-basics approach, Chavagnes International College, was featured on Vatican Radio a few years ago; the journalist then drew attention to its ‘chilly dorms’ …

But now students at Chavagnes will be able to look forward to a cosy winter; double-glazing and extra insulation is being installed in dormitories over the Easter holidays, according to Headmaster Ferdi McDermott.

Chavagnes on Vatican Radio

Catholic boarding schools now on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/catholicboardingschools is the new FB page for Catholicboardingschools.org


Students at Chavagnes International College

Students at Chavagnes International College

Chavagnes International College : http://www.chavagnes.org

Real Catholic education for boys.

Scotland and France both have all-boys’ boarding schools belonging the International Boys School Coalition

Research strongly indicates that most boys have different learning styles and needs when compared to girls. Most boys develop
mentally, physically, and emotionally at a different rate from girls.

It is our experience that boys’ interests, hobbies, and inclination to physical activity respond best to a male focused framework
to learning. We believe that boys who learn in such an environment tend to become more comfortable and confident, enabling
them to develop a diverse range of interests and talents.

The fact that boys in boys’ schools academically out-perform boys in co-educational schools is reaffirmed by a glance at league
tables. But, according to the website of Merchiston College (http://www.merchiston.co.uk/), near Edinburgh, boys also thrive under the outstanding pastoral care provided by staff who are specially experienced in looking after boys’ needs.

Merchiston is a member of the International Boys School Coalition, founded in the United States to promote the study and development of education for boys. Another  member school, which also teaches the English curriculum,  is Chavagnes International College, the Catholic boarding school for boys, situated in the west of France.

International Catholic boarding school links with Latvian Catholic High School

1-1Chavagnes International College, the leading international Catholic boys’ boarding school, recently took a group of pupils and teachers to visit the Catholic High School in Riga (Rigas Katolu gimnazija http://www.rkgimnazija.lv/).

The Chavagnes Choir, with a reduced showing of just 8 boys and 4 teachers,  visited classes and performed a concert of sacred music for the school’s 140 pupils. The school’s director and the Principal of Chavagnes  both expressed the hope that the two schools might develop an exchange programme in the future.