Post-Primary Education

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Whether a family continues to reside in France or relocate abroad, they can feel confident that their child will continue to flourish at a wide range of schools with a variety of curricula.

We foster students’ confidence and competencies so that they always feel prepared for the next step in their learning journey.

Our students continue their post-primary education in French schools offering the national curriculum, or in international schools in France and across the world with instruction in French, English or both languages.

In the words of our Head of School: "Children learn best and feel confident when they are happy and supported – which is at the heart of everything we do. As an international school with over 30 nationalities, our students look forward to meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds. We encourage open-mindedness and international understanding, both tenets of the IB programmes, and we are confident that students leave our school with the willingness to introduce themselves (in English and French) with an open heart, and make new friends on their first day of secondary school."

Post-Primary Choices from 2020 - 2023


Each year, approximately half of our students earn acceptance into the prestigious International Stream of the Centre International de Valbonne.

Additionally, many families opt for our Globeducate sister institutions situated on the French Riviera: ISN Nice and Mougins British International School.

Alternatively, some parents may prefer local French schools offering the national curriculum, while others may elect to return to their home country or select a boarding school for their child's education.

Empowering our Families to Make Informed Decisions

Our school is dedicated to ensuring that every student receives the best possible education, starting with assisting families in selecting the right secondary school for their child.

We understand that choosing the perfect educational environment is a crucial decision that impacts a child's academic and personal growth. Therefore, we provide comprehensive support and guidance to families from PY5 onwards throughout this process.

Through workshops, individual consultations, and informational resources, we empower parents and guardians with the knowledge and tools needed to make informed decisions. Our experienced educators offer insights into various secondary school options, helping families navigate factors such as curriculum, extracurricular activities, values, and educational philosophy.

By working closely with families, we strive to ensure that each student finds a secondary school that aligns with their interests, strengths, and aspirations, setting them on a path towards success and fulfillment.

Globeducate Schools

Many of our students choose to continue their education in our Globeducate sister schools on the French Riviera, The International School of Nice and Mougins British International School.

The International School of Nice

The International School of Nice embodies a modern approach to education, preparing students as 'life-ready' graduates for the dynamic twenty-first century landscape. With dual American and European accreditation, ISN stands as a beacon of international education excellence for children ages 3 - 18 years. 

Renowned for its International Baccalaureate through curriculum and progressive STEAM initiatives, ISN nurtures critical thinking and creativity. The newly renovated facilities, futureproof university programme, sports fields and extracurricular activities fosters a holistic environment where students thrive emotionally and socially.

Guided by ISN’s dedicated university counsellor, every student's journey is personalised to their unique aspirations and potential. This helps to orient students towards university courses connected to their career aims, individual potential and life-long learning aspirations.

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Mougins British International School

Located on the French Riviera, in the heart of the vibrant Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Mougins British International School offers the world leading British school programme tailored for a diverse student community aged three to 18, within an international context. Mougins School prepares students academically to meet the challenges of tomorrow, but also nurtures essential life skills through engagement in sports, art, music, and drama.

Students benefit from all of the traditions and heritage of a British-style education. Recognised and respected worldwide, this curriculum ensures that students at Mougins School are well-equipped for success on the global stage.

The teaching programme follows the five different key stages of learning, culminating in IGCSE and A-level examinations. In 2023, 100% of students secured places in their chosen courses, underscoring the school's unwavering commitment to academic success.

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The IB Continuum

The International Baccalaureate programmes form a continuum of international education for students ages 3 to 19 years. Many of our families are globally mobile, and are reassured that their children will experience a smooth transition to Secondary School in other IB Schools across the world.

After the Primary Years Programme (PYP) taught here at ICS Côte d'Azur, IB Schools offer the following continuum:
Middle Years Programme (MYP): Aimed at students aged 11 to 16, the MYP encourages students to make connections between their studies and the real world, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and global awareness through a holistic approach to education.
Diploma Programme (DP): Geared towards students aged 16 to 19, the DP is a rigorous pre-university program that offers a broad and balanced curriculum, allowing students to develop academic, personal, and interpersonal skills while preparing them for higher education and beyond.
Career-related Programme (CP): Designed for students aged 16 to 19, the CP combines academic study with practical, real-world experiences, enabling students to pursue their interests and career aspirations while developing skills for success in the workplace or further education.
Together, these programs form a cohesive educational framework that emphasises academic rigour, international-mindedness, and the development of well-rounded individuals who are prepared to contribute positively to a global society.