About Us

The International School of Nice (ISN) was founded in 1977 and was taken over by the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce in 1994 until 2019 when the Globeeducate Group signed a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce to take over the management of the school. The school's excellent exam results and University placement records have made ISN an essential part of the educational infrastructure on the Cote d'Azur. ISN provides an Anglophone programme for students aged 3 to 18 years (Young Explorers to Grade 12), culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). The International School of Nice is an IB World School, and is fully accredited by two international agencies - the European Council for International Schools (CIE), and the Middle States Association of the United States (MSA).

The International School of Nice is a clear reflection of the international community on the French Riviera with an enrolment of 42 nationalities including British, American, French, Russian, Scandinavian, Italian, German, and Dutch students. The average length of stay for students is six years, and more students are completing their entire primary and secondary education at the school. The teaching staff is composed mainly of British, American and French teachers, and the Director is Libanese.

ISN is recognised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation of Geneva, and offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to grades Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5, and IB courses to grades 11 & 12. In grades 9 and 10, students prepare a selection of IGCSE examinations.The School is also a Certified Test Administration Site, and serves as a test centre for the PSAT, SAT I & SAT II, SSAT, Advanced Placement and ACT exams.


The school year runs from September to June, and there are a large number of extra-curricular 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 360 students with 50 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.

Lower SchoolAge range: 3 - 10 years old (Young Explorers, Pre-K/ Grades K,1,2,3,5)
Hours of Tuition08:45 - 15:30 Monday to Friday
Lower School Lunch11:00 - 12:00
Middle SchoolAge range: 11 - 13 years old (Grades 6,7,8)
Hours of Tuition08:45 - 15:40 Monday to Friday
Middle School Lunch12:00 - 12:40
High SchoolAge range: 14 - 17 years old (Grades 9,10,11,12)
Hours of Tuition08:45 - 15:40 Monday to Friday
High School Lunch12:40 - 13:20

International School of Nice

15 Avenue Claude Debussy
06200 Nice, France
Tel +33 4 93 21 04 00
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