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International Education in French Riviera - Côte d'Azur

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Not much needs to be explained about the benefits of moving to the French Riviera - Côte d'Azur. A vacation hideaway for the rich and famous (or to put it in a French way of speaking, the ‘crème de la crème’), this stunning part of France has welcomed movie stars, artists, writers, royalty, and more for a long time.

While it’s still easy to spot a celebrity or two there, nowadays the Côte d'Azur is also home to a diverse community of international expats. That means top quality international schools are plentiful in the region, so here’s what you need to know about them.

Firstly, where exactly in the French Riviera - Côte d'Azur will you find international schools? It’s a large region, after all. The biggest choice is in Nice, the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. There are also a few more scattered around the commuter towns of the city, and an additional two international schools in nearby Monaco. Should you wish to base your family in one city and choose a school in the other, they are well-connected by the rail network.

The majority of other international schools in the French Riviera can be found in the technology hub of Sophia Antipolis, which is further to the south of the region. These schools tend to be more recently established with modern, spacious campuses.

Given its elite reputation, many of the Côte d'Azur’s international schools are considered prestigious. While this undoubtedly means your child will receive a very high standard of education, there can be a downside - enrolling is not always easy. In some international schools, you may need to be recommended by someone. By no means does this apply to every international school, but it’s something to be aware of.

Most international schools in the French Riviera - Côte d'Azur offer instruction in English or French. If you would prefer your child to learn in another language, you may have difficulty. British and American school curricula lead the way in the region, but the majority of international schools also offer the French national curriculum.

While you will find some options for the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, it is not very common. Also not very common are boarding schools. However, on the plus side, if you will be moving to the French Riviera - Côte d'Azur with very young children you will have a choice of Montessori schools. If you have teenagers, international schools here have you covered too - there are 7 offering tuition for children up to 18 years of age.

Below, we have compiled the top 5 international schools in French Riviera - Côte d'Azur according to our users. However, there are another 9 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in French Riviera - Côte d'Azur based on your requirements.

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Mougins British International School

Mougins School is a British international school located in the heart of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. Founded in 1964, the school offers an international education for children aged 3 to 18.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: €15,170
to: €21,460

Best 5 International Schools in French Riviera - Côte d'Azur

Out of a total of 14 International Schools in French Riviera - Côte d'Azur.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Curriculum
IB, British
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

The Hive Academy

Personalised, engaged, caring, striving, continuous improvement, community, hard-working, dynamic
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
11 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

The British School of Monaco

The British School of Monaco's vision is to create an exceptional educational environment in which students are nurtured to become authentic individuals and reflective, resilient and adaptive learners. BSM's teachers are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, innovative teaching, and helping students reach their full potential.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 10
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: €35,000
to: €35,000

International School of Nice

The International School of Nice is a private, co-educational day school for children from preschool through to Grade 12. The school was founded more than 40 years ago and offers the International Baccalaureate programme to families who value a globally recognised education.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: €11,400
to: €22,140

Mougins British International School

Mougins School is a British international school located in the heart of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. Founded in 1964, the school offers an international education for children aged 3 to 18.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: €15,170
to: €21,460

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