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CurriculumsBritish and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €10,900
to: €11,900
Address: Domaine de Fontvieille, 505 Route de Bouc Bel air, 13080 Luynes France
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

French and English

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English and French speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Yes, we have 2 or 3 subgroups (beginners, intermediate, native) in French and English for each level.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Only teachers use it during normal classes. We don't think it is appropriate for children.
CM1 and CM2 have a special STEAM class.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We did it during Covid or we do it when a child is ill and must stay at home.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

French student take the Cambridge exams and Non-French students take the Alliance Française DELF exams

Results in these examinations

95% success

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

A little bit but the school organise a study period and a tutoring period during which the students can do the homework with the help of a teacher

Approximate hours of homework given

No more than 15 to 30min per day

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

A experienced teacher is available to work in small groups (less than 5) sometimes

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The teachers can give them different exercices and they can jump earlier to the next class

Student access to education psychologist

Not at school. But we are in relation with some and often put them in contact with the families.

Entry evaluation for students

No but we review the progress reports

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registrations are received as of 2 years before the expected date and registrations are closed when there is no more space.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if there is space available (a few families move abroad during the school year for professional reasons).

School start time


School finish time

Wednesdays: 12:00

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, tutoring from 16:25 to 17:00, and then Smart Playtime from 17:00 to 18:00

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

On Wednesdays afternoons we offer "Smart Wednesdays", a multiactivities program. And during the vacations, "Smart Holidays".

Sports activities included

Sport is very important with 1:30 of sport every day

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Our school is in the forest, on a very large space in the nature. We also have a library.

Sports facilities at the school

Stadium, different fields

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

CIPEC International School is an international bilingual nursery and primary school of Provence.
Founded in 1984, the school offers a unique environment for children of all nationalities to share and learn together. Located in the heart of the Luynes countryside, a few minutes from Aix-en-Provence, the place offers an ideal setting to learn and have fun.

Teaching approach of the school

Kindergarten and Primary school are fundamental in children’s social, educational and future professional lives, as well ad their personal growth. With this in mind, CIPEC teachers spend each day focusing on a common goal: to develop each pupil’s potential by giving them the tools to succeed.

CIPEC's teaching methods are adapted to every child’s unique personality, interests and rhythm.

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