History

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The school originated as the American International School (AIS) in 1977, evolving into the International School of Nice in 1990.

Idyllically situated in multicultural Nice, the capital of France’s Alpes-Maritimes region, this independent school with instruction in English was founded for globally-mobile families aspiring to international education on the Côte d'Azur.

Once the school was renamed ISN, the International Baccalaureate organisation authorised the implementation of the Diploma Programme. In the same year, the school was accredited by the Middle States Association and the Council of International Schools, awarded accreditation again in 2000 and 2011.

In 2012, the school advanced as a recognised IB World School providing the Primary Years Programme. Half a decade later, the International School of Nice celebrated 40 years of excellence.

1977The American International School (AIS) was founded for globally-mobile families aspiring to international education on the azure coast of France in Europe.

1987In 1987, the purpose-built school facility opened, the campus having been specially designed to exclusively serve the needs of an international school community.

1999

  • The American International School (AIS) became the International School of Nice (ISN)
  • The International Baccalaureate organisation authorised the implementation of the Diploma Programme, recognising ISN as an IB World School
  • The school was accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA). To learn more about this accrediting body, please visit msa-cess.org.
  • The school was accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). To learn more about this accrediting body, please visit cois.org.

1994In 1994, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nice Côte d’Azur (CCINCA) began to manage the school.

2000In 2000, the school was awarded re-accredited status by both the Middle States Association (MSA) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

2011In 2011, the school was awarded re-accredited status by both the Middle States Association (MSA) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

2012In 2012, the International Baccalaureate organisation authorised the implementation of the Primary Years Programme.

2017In 2017, the International School of Nice celebrated 40 years of excellence.

2019In 2019, Globeducate, a leading provider of early-childhood through post-secondary international education, signed a partnership agreement to take over the management of the school and its development strategy.

2020ISN is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme.