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Open house at the top International schools on the French Riviera

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

If you're considering enrolling a child in a bilingual, international school, attend an Open Morning at three prestigious international schools in the riviera.


Students enjoying a hands-on sensorial lesson at ICS Côte d'Azur

The International School of Nice, ICS Côte d’Azur and Mougins British International School are delighted to be hosting Open Mornings throughout October for future families. Meet the Directors, take a tour of the campuses, talk to the students, and find out more about their curricula and pedagogy. Dates and details below.


October Open days

At the open house days, parents will have the chance to:

● Meet the School Directors

● Learn more about the values and pedagogy of each school

● Take a tour of the campus

● Attend a Q&A session

● Receive information on the admissions process

● Older students may be able to attend a taster class



As members of the Globeducate network, all three schools share a commitment to prepare each student to be a global citizen who can shape the world. However, each school has something unique to offer families looking for a premium international education. You can read about each school’s signature educational style:



International School of Nice

An IB World School offering an anglophone education for children ages 3 to 18.


The International School of Nice offers a complete international education from Young Explorers (age 3) to Grade 12 (age 18) and serves the anglophone community across the French riviera, from Cannes to Monaco.


The Primary School follows the IB Primary Years Programme, a rich, inquiry-based approach to learning that focuses on the individual needs of every child. French is mandatory from age 5, and taught on a daily basis. The Middle School operates as a self-contained unit with its own team of teachers. An EAL programme parallels mainstream English in the Primary and Middle Schools. The High School curriculum prepares students for the IGCSE exams and the IB Diploma. Students are guided and supported to reach their potential in a safe and caring environment. A team of highly-qualified and experienced teachers respond to students’ diverse learning styles and challenges them through exciting and innovative practices. Over 95% of graduates go directly to college/university, primarily in the UK, France and North America.


The faculty represents over 30 nationalities, and the student body is truly a melting pot, representing over 60 nationalities, with students from Anglophone countries making up around 20%. This enables cultural awareness and participation in a globalised world for all our students. There are a number of extra-curricular activities, including a variety of sports, Model United Nations, student leadership programmes, field trips in southern France and class trips to Paris, London, and Florence. The school occupies a purpose-built facility constructed in 1987 and is located five minutes from Nice International Airport.


ISN prepares its students to excel in the world of tomorrow in an inspiring, supporting and nourishing environment.


Open day:

Date: Thursday, October 7th

Time: 8:45am to 11:00am

Location: 15 Avenue Claude Debussy, 06200, Nice

RSVP: Click here to reserve your place for ISN Nice



ICS Côte d’Azur (Formerly EBICA)


The only French and English bilingual primary school offering the IB Primary Years Programme on the French Riviera.


Formerly known as EBICA, ICS Côte d’Azur welcomes students from around the world, offering an international education within the inquiry-based framework of the IB Primary Years Programme, whilst also integrating the national curricula for England and France.


The school attracts internationally-minded families with aspirations for their children to learn in French and English from the early years onwards. Within the multicultural community, students are immersed in both languages with equal measure, in an environment that promotes international understanding while fostering an appreciation of French culture. ICS Côte d'Azur offers a language support programme for French as a foreign language (FFL) learners and English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. These support lessons for beginners assist acquisition in either language, bringing them the linguistic competencies required to access the curriculum and progress with confidence.


Through learner-centred teaching, ICS Côte d’Azur empowers students, as agents in their IB journey, to develop the self-knowledge and confidence to create their successes. In an environment that fosters cross-cultural understanding, students develop the attributes of the IB learner profile, which equips them with the essential skills to be successful in a diverse and connected world.


Sophia Antipolis is a rich area for science and technology, often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Europe. To reflect its location, the school offers an innovative STEAM programme (Science, Technology, Maths, Art and Engineering), with a dedicated tinkering lab called ‘The Hub’, LEGO® Education kits, and Apple products in the classroom (the school is an Apple Distinguished School). The vision behind this cutting-edge STEAM initiative is for students to acquire the critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills that will be essential for the future.


Open day:

Date: Wednesday, October 13th

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 245 Route des Lucioles, 06560, Valbonne

RSVP: Click here to reserve your place for ICS Côte d’Azur



Mougins School


Mougins British International School offers an anglophone programme to students of 3 to 18 years of age, based on the English National Curriculum.


Located in the heart of Sophia-Antipolis, Mougins School offers the excellent British school programme for students ages 3 to 18, enhanced by a pedagogy that develops methodology, collaborative learning, critical and creative thinking.


All lessons are taught in English, but the school welcomes over 500 children from over 30 nationalities. Since 1964, the school boasts a state-of-the-art, green, landscaped campus with peaceful shaded spots, as well as a theatre, a synthetic football pitch, sports court for games, science laboratories, a library, a canteen with an outdoor terrace, and the Millennium Building for classrooms and administration.


Mougins School’s Early Learning Centre follows the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum comprising Nursery and Reception classes, ideally preparing the children for Key Stage 1. In the Primary Section, our curriculum is based upon the English National Curriculum and students make excellent progress in oral comprehension and expression, literacy, numeracy and social skills.


Mougins School’s Secondary Section provides a fantastic environment for fulfilling academic potential for students, where they are supported closely by teachers and tutors in preparation for their IGCSE and A-Level examinations. They are encouraged to be keen, enthusiastic, independent learners and are given lots of opportunities to develop their interpersonal skills by working and cooperating with others. Through the curriculum they build their self-esteem and self confidence.


Mougins School has a responsibility to ensure that all of its students can enrich their lives through a wide range of activities and programmes that allow individuals to find their passions. Education is a journey and learning is a nonlinear process so through effort, perseverance and the embracing of challenges, the school’s learners will go on to positively shape the lives of themselves, others and the world around them.


Open day

Date: Wednesday, October 20th

Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 615 Avenue Dr Maurice Donat, 06252 Mougins

RSVP: Click here to reserve your place for Mougins British International School



All dates and locations:


International School of Nice

Date: Thursday, October 7th

Time: 8:45am to 11:00am

Location: 15 Avenue Claude Debussy, 06200, Nice

RSVP: Click here to reserve your place for ISN Nice


ICS Côte d’Azur

Date: Wednesday, October 13th

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 245 Route des Lucioles, 06560, Valbonne

RSVP: Click here to reserve your place for ICS Côte d’Azur


Mougins British International School

Date: Wednesday, October 20th

Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 615 Avenue Dr Maurice Donat, 06252 Mougins

RSVP: Click here to reserve your place for Mougins British International School





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