International Schools in Nice

 

The French Riviera is home to a diverse international community from many different countries and cultures, with numerous different international and bilingual schools in Nice and the PACA region (Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur) for expat families to choose from.

 

The International School of Nice is a private, bilingual school for students aged 4-18 and offers the International Baccalaureate and IGCSEs. The majority of classes are taught in English with French lessons available. ISN is also a test centre for the American SAT exams and many graduating students go on to pursue Higher Education around the world. 

 

The International School of Monaco is a highly regarded private bilingual school with excellent facilities overlooking the iconic Port of Monaco. There are over 50 nationalities represented and pupils work towards IGCSEs and the IB. 

 

Mougins School, set 30 minutes from Nice and just 15 minutes from Cannes, is a private school following the British curriculum and examination system, with around 500 students from 40 nationalities.

 

The Ecole Bilingue Internationale Côte d’Azur (EBICA) is another ideal establishment for families seeking a balanced English-French option, offering pupils the broad choice between IGCSEs, A-levels, the French Baccalaureate and the IB.

 

Other reputed multilingual schools in the region that welcome pupils up to the age of 15 include Les Pouces Verts, a Montessori School in Mouans-Sartoux and the bilingual ABC School in Nice, where pupils can work towards to GCSEs. 

 

There are also several state Collèges and Lycées offering international options, including Collège Charles III and Lycée Albert 1er in Monaco where students can take the baccalaureate with an international option, and the Collège and Lycée International Valbonne, a state school with Anglo-American, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian international sections.

 

Slightly further afield, the International Bilingual School of Provence is a mixed day and boarding school on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, offering the  choice between the traditional French curriculum and the IB, as well as the IGCSEs from Cambridge.

 

Here is the mumabroad.com directory of the leading International and Bilingual schools in Nice and the surrounding towns along Cote d’Azur. Do please add any recommendations and comments that you may have on the school that your child attends in the region.

ABC School International, Nice

ABC School International, Nice

An International Bilingual School on the French Riviera for children from 3 to 18 years old. ABC School was founded in 1987 by André Rosset, its present headmaster and principal, and has since then been a pioneer when it comes to bilingual teaching and individualised education. The school is under... ...

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Collège Charles III, Monaco

Collège Charles III, Monaco

Collège Charles III is a public middle school for pupils from 6eme to 3eme, teaching the French national curriculum with an additional English-language section for international pupils based in Monaco. To qualify for the International Section, students must be bilingual with a good level of both English and French. Most... ...

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EBICA International School, Sophia Antipolis

EBICA International School, Sophia Antipolis

Ecole Bilingue Internationale Côte d’Azur (EBICA), founded in 2006, is comprised of two buildings and has over 30 nationalities and 20 mother-tongue languages represented in the school community. EBICA offers the International Primary curriculum and the French Education Nationale Curriculum in equal parts to Maternelle and Primary students. Secondary school students... ...

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Ecoles Bilingues

Ecoles Bilingues

EIB welcomes more than 600 students of different nationalities from kindergarten to high school offering them a fully bilingual education in kindergarten and primary, 50% English, 50% French at 4 separate establishments: EIB Cagnes sur Mer “The Sugar Loaf”, EIB Nice “The Gingerbread”, EIB Pegomas “The Sugar Loaf 3” and EIB Angers. ...

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Institut Fénelon, Grasse

Institut Fénelon, Grasse

The Fénelon Institute is a private Catholic school, made up of 5 different sites based in the heart of the town of Grasse, a town on the French Riviera, in the hills north of Cannes. Founded in 1919, at the request of families from Grasse, the Institute incorporates 2 primary... ...

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International Bilingual School of Provence

International Bilingual School of Provence

The International Bilingual School of Provence (founded in 1984) is a mixed day and boarding school situated in Luynes on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. IBS of Provence, established in 1984, offers a bilingual curriculum to + 600 students from around the world (68 nationalities) from 2 to... ...

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International School of Nice

International School of Nice

The International School of Nice (ISN) was founded in 1977 and was taken over by the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce in 1994. ISN provides an Anglophone programme for students aged 4 to 18 years (Pre-K to Grade 12), culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). The International School of Nice is an IB World School, and is fully... ...

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Les Pouces Verts, Mouans-Sartoux

Les Pouces Verts, Mouans-Sartoux

The Montessori School of Mouans-Sartoux, Les Pouces Verts was founded in 1976 and currently welcomes children from 2 to 15 years old. It applies the Montessori method of education where the teaching material is adapted to actively integrate learning and methods are personalised for each individuals own rhythm, personality and... ...

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Lycée Albert 1er, Monaco

Lycée Albert 1er, Monaco

Lycée Albert 1er de Monaco is a public high school for pupils in Seconde (Year 11) to Terminale (Year 13) teaching the French national curriculum with an additional British section for international pupils in Monaco. Lycée Albert I offers the three general baccalaureate options within the French system, ES (Economic and... ...

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Mougins School

Mougins School

Founded in 1964, Mougins School is located just 15 minutes from Cannes and 30 minutes from Nice and has over 500 students of 40 nationalities, aged 3-18. Situated on the Côte d’Azur, Mougins School teaches the British curriculum, adapted to international students. The School has been on its present site... ...

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The International School of Monaco

The International School of Monaco

Founded in 1994 with just 34 students, today the International School of Monaco offers education to over 640 students from 50 countries, aged from 3 to 18.  They offer a fully accredited international bilingual education in excellent facilities, with a teaching staff who are passionate about helping young people to learn... ...

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