Students who complete the OIB at the CIV have had a sophisticated anglophone education in language, literature, history, geography and culture. The experience of the student is not just an immersion in a challenging academic environment, but also an enriching cultural one.
Students entering the lycée in 2nde are expected to be fluent in both English and French. Students must be able to understand, speak and write French. It is important to be aware that the majority of classes are taught in French. As for English, they must be capable of expressing themselves in a sophisticated way when working on oral and written assignments.
In 2nde, there are ten English classes. Students study English literature five hours a week and history/geography 2 hours a week. In addition, they have 2 hours a week of history/geography in French.
In 1ère and Terminale, there are nine groups preparing for the baccalaureate examination. English literature classes meet five hours a week and history/geography in English three hours a week.
2020-21 SECONDE Recruitment (5 places)
Dossier to return to the LIV before Thursday May 7th, 2020.
Written and oral tests Wednesday May 27th, 2020 at the LIV.
Registration for tests in Seconde for 2020-2021: see the CIV Lycée webpage or Candidature Section Internationale Américaine 2nde.
2020-21 PREMIERE & TERMINALE Recruitment
only for children already in an international section (in another academy or abroad) who are moving to the area, see details and contact on the CIV's website (deadline Thursday May 7th, 2020)
Registration, tests and results are managed by the Service Scolarité of the Lycée International de Valbonne.
As soon as you receive the results, you must complete registration with the Lycée, as well as with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section.
ASEICA registration file, new students for School Year 2020-2021. Registration to open in the spring.
See also: School fees
More than 990 students currently follow ASEICA English and Humanities programs in one of the four collèges in the Sophia Antipolis area offering the Brevet International. After 3ème, students integrate the anglophone section of the international lycée at the CIV.
It is important to understand that ASEICA functions within the French state educational system. Children entering the Anglophone sections at Niki de St. Phalle, Eganaude, César or the CoIV will have 65% of their course content provided in French by the French Education Nationale. The remaining 35% is provided in English by ASEICA teachers, although beginners in English may receive their English tuition from Education Nationale colleagues.
The admissions policy into the Anglophone section is defined by Education Nationale.
The entrance examination for 6ème is organized by Education Nationale's Inspection Académique. Whatever their nationality and mother tongue, students are tested both in French and English. There is a written test first and also an oral test of about 10 minutes.
Children coming directly from abroad who have recently arrived in the area and have never attended a French school are usually evaluated for entrance on the basis of a questionnaire and assessment of their past school record (the dossier).
Children from the international sections of the two primary schools with Anglophone sections (École Élémentaire Sartoux and Trois Collines, Mougins) pass directly into the Anglophone program at one of the four colleges as long as they receive the agreement of the school's "Conseil des Maîtres" and follow the Inspection Académique registration process, just like the children who take the test.
The choice of school, Niki de St Phalle, Éganaude, César or CIV, is determined by the Inspection Académique and depends on place of residence as well as the number of children from a particular catchment area who are accepted into the program. Having brothers or sisters in the section in one of the four collège is another criteria.
Children entering in 5ème, 4ème or 3ème are usually evaluated through a questionnaire and their past school record. Parents can contact ASEICA for information on the entrance process, but must contact the appropriate collège directly.
Admission tests and procedure for sixième, International Section:
More info on School Year 2021-2022 recruitment, tests, dates and procedure: Inspection Académique website
Online test registration is open from December 4th 2020 till February 15th 2021 23:00 on the academy’s website (DSDEN 06) https://bv.ac-nice.fr/isi2d/famille/
English/French (50/50) written test: Wednesday March 17th PM at the Collège César, Roquefort les Pins.
English/French (50/50) oral test: Wednesday March 31st PM at the Collège Niki de Saint Phalle, Valbonne.
Once you receive the results, it is compulsory to complete registration with the Collège allocated by the I.A. and also with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section.
ASEICA registration file, new students for School Year 2021-2022. Registration to open in the spring after test results.
Recruitment for 5ème, 4ème and 3ème, only for families arriving from abroad:
Details to come in January 2021 Inspection Académique website
See also: School fees
ASEICA, the "Association pour le soutien de l’Enseignement International sur la Côte d’Azur", has worked with the French state education system for more than 30 years, promoting high quality, bilingual education for thousands of children.
The demand for places is high and entry is based on tests carried out each year. Children should have a good level of English and French, particularly in the older classes.
The test procedure is common to both Sartoux and Trois Collines Mougins schools. Tests and results are overseen by the Inspection Académique.
A proof of residency is required by the Inspection Académique and will be checked when applying for the entrance test.
The tests are carried out in both languages, with an increasing expectation of writing and reading ability through the age groups. An average of the two language scores gives the marks from which a list is created.
Tests results: The Inspection Académique will send results directly to families by email. Children are accepted starting from the best mark according to the number of places available. A waiting list is also kept with these places being allocated at the end of August/beginning of September when final numbers are known.
Once you receive the results, it is mandatory to confirm online, complete registration with the school and townhall, as well as with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section.
The majority of children admitted for the tests are in the CP level (year 2, grade 1). From year to year places can become available at other levels. This is dependent on pupils leaving the program.
Primary Admissions 2021-20202:
Registration for primary tests for the 2021-22 School Year will be open from December 8th 2020 till February 15th 2021 11 PM Test registration
Test date: Wednesday April 7th 2022 (Ecole Trois Collines, Mougins)
More info DSDEN site
ASEICA registration file, new students for School Year 2021-2022 who passed the test. Registration to open in the spring.
Anglophone Curriculum for CM1 & CM2 pupils
ASEICA offers lessons on Wednesdays to teach an Anglophone Curriculum to children of CM1 and CM2 age groups that are not already enrolled in the International Anglophone Section.
Time: Wednesdays 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Lessons start: September 2nd, 2020 (to be confirmed)
Location: Ecole Elémentaire de Garbejaire
Annual fee: 765 € not refundable once class starts
Important: English on Wednesdays classes are designed to tutor pupils in the English language. They are not designed to train pupils for the entrance tests for sixième in the local International Sections, and do not in any way guarantee that pupils will pass these tests.
Registrations for School Year 2020-2021 still open. Please downlond the registration file from our home page