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Our School

The International School of Nice (ISN) is a private, co-educational day school for children from preschool through to Grade 12. The school was founded more than four decades ago for globally-mobile families aspiring to international education on the Côte d’Azur.

ISN has been inspiring and preparing new generations with a complete anglophone education for all preschool, primary and secondary age groups on the dazzling azure blue Mediterranean coastline of southeastern France. Becoming well-established over the decades; today, our school is renowned in the area as a leading international school for graduates’ excellent exam results and university placement record.

Why ISN?

Our vibrant school attracts local families and newcomers alike who embrace our joyful, family-like atmosphere and immersive English learning environment for their child.

  1. We warmly welcome children who cannot speak English or French at any ability level. We support students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) through our EAL department. Our children develop biliteracy through five French lessons a week.
  2. ISN’s spacious campus, with extensive facilities for sports and the arts, home to our ISN Wolfpack football team and popular IB Diploma arts courses, enjoys vast appeal with ISN families.
  3. We treasure our diversity, our school a clear reflection of the international community on the French Riviera with around 65 nationalities. Each child’s home language, culture and worldview are widely celebrated and enrich our learning community.
  4. Small and inclusive, at ISN, every child receives personalised attention to achieve their individual potential.
  5. Our school is located only five minutes from the international Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, with easy access to the A8 motorway, on the western edge of the city.
  6. We connect our students to their local IB World School by way of six bus routes throughout the Alpes-Maritimes department, including Cannes, Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco Grimaldi, Nice, Valbonne and Vence. For our school bus route maps, please see School Services.

ISN is one of the only International Baccalaureate World Schools on the French Riviera to offer instruction entirely in English while also having been awarded dual American and European accreditation.

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The school year runs from September to June, and there are a large number of extracurricular activities including sports tournaments with local schools, Model United Nations, Student Council and Field Trips in France and abroad. We have a strong drama and music programme and regularly perform plays, musical performances and musicals, attracting audiences from all over the region.

Total enrolment is 480 students with 52 teachers and 6 administrators. The Faculty has an average of 15 years teaching experience and an average length of stay of 10 years.

The maximum class size is up to 22/23 students. IB classes are often much smaller depending on options chosen.

The School office is open Monday to Friday from 08.30 - 17.00 during school time, and 09.00 - 17.00 during school holidays.

Primary School Age range: 3 - 10 years old (Young Explorers, Pre-K/ Grades K,1,2,3,5)
Hours of Tuition 08:30 - 15:50 Monday to Friday
Lower School Lunch 11:00 - 12:00
Middle School Age range: 11 - 13 years old (Grades 6,7,8)
Hours of Tuition 08:30 - 16:00 Monday to Friday
Middle School Lunch 12:20 - 13:00
High School Age range: 14 - 18 years old (Grades 9,10,11,12)
Hours of Tuition 08:30 - 16:00 Monday to Friday
High School Lunch 13:00 - 14:00