Facilities

Our early years and primary students attend our modern campus in Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne, southwest of Nice.

The modern and secure campus is located in Europe’s first technology park, Sophia Antipolis, home to highly reputable universities, global companies and high-tech enterprises. The technology park brings together leading companies in the fields of information, communication, technologies, multimedia and science.

The school is located fewer than 30 minutes from the international Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, north-west of the resort town of Antibes and within easy access of the A8 motorway. Although we are conveniently connected to major transport routes, our students benefit from a peaceful and natural outdoor environment.

Our school community is surrounded by nature, encircled by 1,500 hectares of pine trees, forest parks and green spaces, a favourable setting for our children to connect, learn and play. The landscaped outdoor areas and pleasantly mild climate of the region also favour learning and outdoor learning in a natural environment throughout the year.

On an average morning, parents arrive at the car park for the start of school at 8:15. Children are warmly greeted at the door by the head of school. At the close of school at 15:45, teachers greet parents as they collect their child. This is an ideal time to exchange a few words about the child’s day and communicate any important information.

A group of students enjoying football on the outdoor sports field

School Facilities and Learning Spaces

Our early years’ section is in a separate area, complete with:

  • French classroom
  • English classroom
  • Library
  • Afternoon sleep facility
  • Customised outdoors area
  • Playground

Early learners have specialist-led classes in music and sports in our theatre and outdoor spaces.

Our primary years’ section is complete with:

  • French classrooms
  • English classrooms
  • Library
  • Art space
  • Canteen
  • Recreation room
  • Outdoor playground with areas dedicated to learning outdoors
  • A new facility for STEAM education is planned for 2021
Children with their heads bent over work in a classroom

Canteen

At lunchtimes, all students benefit from nutritious hot meals, cooked using fresh ingredients, in our custom-built and brightly lit canteen. The lunch service runs every day except Wednesdays. The latest menu is shared with parents on a monthly basis.

You can find the latest menu here:
ICS Côte d’Azur Daily Lunch Service February 2021 English and French