• For a traditional Catholic Boys education in France
  • Chavagnes School, private Catholic education for boys in France
  • Chavagnes an English, Catholic, public school for boys in France
  • Chavagnes an English, Catholic, public school for boys in France
  • Chavagnes an English, Catholic, public school for boys in France

The School

Chavagnes International College for boys is an English public school in France.


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Chavagnes is a private Catholic boarding school for boys, committed to delivering a balanced education to its students.

With a strong record of university entrance (UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge; plus French, Spanish and American universities) and a flourishing programme of sport, drama and choral music, Chavagnes places itself in the British public school tradition.

We are a Christian community of teachers and scholars, with the worship of God at the heart of our life as a College.

Catholic Education

In our College we joyfully accept the authentic vision of Catholic education as taught by the Magisterium of the Church; this is a model of education where the Faith permeates and informs our approach to every subject in the curriculum. It is the kind of education that imparts a world view. In other words, a classical education.

In Chavagnes, Christ is the model for teachers and pupils alike. How could a traditional Christian education do anything else?

English public school in France

Chavagnes Catholic School for boys is located in north west France, just south of Nantes near the town of Montaigu. You can find us on the map here. It is an idyllic French collegiate institution, successively the site of a Roman villa, a thirteenth century monastery, and then a junior seminary, founded in 1802, a few short years after the terrible massacres of Catholics throughout the Vendée region.

Chavagnes is an ‘Association de la loi de 1901′, a French non-profit organisation.