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: Académie de Nice 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 students coming from a public international section:
Details to come in February 2021 Académie de Nice website
See also: School fees