Lycée Français René Descartes
Sector: Education & Training, Non profit
Chapter: Direct EuroCham

PO Box 1132, Street 96, Wat Phnom Phnom Penh, Cambodge
  • +855 23 722 044


Our school project challenges our students to excel in their studies and in their personal development through a complete educational program encouraging the practice of sport, cultural activities and the teaching of arts, for further study in top universities around the world.

Due to the importance of having a good command of languages, LFRD has implemented a special language scheme, which focuses on: 

- Mastering the French language and English language

- The possibility for all to learn the Khmer language and culture.

- A multilingual education and a cross-cultural approach:

- A precise evaluation of the competences which, when possible, provides the pupils with a life-long certification.


Lycée Français René Descartes (LFRD) opened in 1951 and 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.

LFRD is a non profit school, funded by fees collected and an annual help of the French government. 

In 2017-2018 René Descartes welcomed 1150 pupils aged between 3 and 18, in 50 classes, ranging from kindergarden to terminale (L,ES,S).


Head of School

Financial Director