A snapshot overview of schools in the Cote d'Azur that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.
If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.
Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names. "Pending" means that we are planning to review that school.
By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.
Schools on the Cote d'Azur reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International
International School of Monaco (pending)
School adapted curriculum/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 650 students
Based in purpose-built premises with some brand-new buildings near the port. Offering a bilingual programme in early years and primary, taught in (50 per cent each) English-French. Academic subjects in middle and senior school taught in English but languages remain important with French mandatory plus a third language. IB pass rate close to 100 per cent over last five years and scores regularly in the mid-thirties against a global average of just under 30.
International School of Nice (pending)
PYP/ School adapted curriculum/ IGCSE/ GCSEI/ IB Diploma; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 360 students
Opened the doors of its purpose-built facility, on the western edge of Nice (close to the airport), over 40 years ago and continues to offer an international education, taught in English, to the community on the French Riviera. The majority of the students are European, American or Russian and it is the only school in the region to be accredited by the Council International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of the United States (MSA).
Mougins School (pending)
Adapted National Curriculum for England/ IGCSE/ GCSE/ A-Level; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; privately owned; 480 students
Opened in 1964 in architecturally striking, eco-friendly buildings on a campus just outside Mougins. Inspected by ISI (Independent School Inspectorate) and A-Level results are very respectable. Almost all graduates continue their education at UK universities, often on design or business courses, with the occasional student returning to their home countries, recently, either to Belgium or the Netherlands.