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.

Admissions guidance

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.

Lycée Admissions for School Year 2024-2025 

Seconde -> Actualités Administratives ->RENTREE 2024 : RECRUTEMENT POUR L’ENTREE EN CLASSE DE SECONDE
There will be no new recruitment in the American international section except for students already enrolled in an equivalent international section in another academy or abroad, who move to the area or, subject to availability and on complementary list, if students have an outstanding language level and knowledge of the section language culture (eg long stay abroad, dual nationality, bilingual family…)
The selection will be based on the academic file of the candidate and (if need be upon appointment) an interview and/or written exam.

Première/Terminale -> Actualités Administratives -> RECRUTEMENT POUR L’ENTREE EN CLASSE DE PREMIERE ET TERMINALE : (Rentrée 2024)
There will be no new registrations in the American international section except of students already enrolled in an American international section in another academy or abroad, who move to the area.
In this case only, please contact the lycée by email before May 6th, 2024 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In case of admission of a new student, the registration documents of both the Lycée and ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section, are to be completed. See also International Section 2024-2025 School Fees


More than 950 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.

Admissions guidance

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 children 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.

School Year 2024-2025: College Admissions in 6e

More info: Website of the Académie de Nice (see online FAQ) and Collège ASEICA FAQ

Information meeting about 6e Admissions

The Académie de Nice will host an online information meeting for the 2023/2024 School Year 6e International sections recruitment, at the following dates:
- Monday November 27th, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Tuesday November 28th, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Parents can attend either meeting (same content). Link to connect to the Webinar

6e online tests registration: from Friday December 8th , 2023 (9 AM) till Monday February 5th, 2024 (11 PM) Info, FAQ and Link to register

6e admission written and oral tests in English/French (50/50): 
Wednesday March 13th, 2024  (written) Collège César – Roquefort les Pins
Wednesday March 27th, 2024 (oral) either at the Collège Niki de Saint Phalle – Valbonne or Collège L'Eganaude - Biot
Place and time will be confirmed on the convocation sent by the Académie de Nice.

Results:  result and college allocation notified by the Académie from Wednesday April 10th, 2024, by email only.

Validation of the collège allocation: from Wednesday April 10th till Monday April 15th 2024.

Collège registration: from April 16th till May 5th, 2024 
It is compulsory to complete registration with the Collège allocated by the Académie de Nice and also with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section. See International Section 2024-2025 School Fees

School Year 2024-2025: Admissions in 5e,4and 3e  

More info: Website of the Académie de Nice

For the Sophia network, admissions in 5e,4and 3e is restricted to students already registered in an official international section, see details

If your child meets these requirements, online registration is open from Monday March 11th, 2024 (9 AM) to Wednesday May 22nd,2024 (12:00 PM)

As of Monday June 24th, 2024: notification of the allocation and results of students admitted without test and convocation to tests by the schools (for students whose admission to the International Section is subject to the evaluation of the required level).




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.

Admissions guidance

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 for School Year 2024-2025

More info on the Académie de Nice Website and ASEICA's FAQ

The Académie de Nice will host an information meeting for the 2024/2025 School Year Elementary International sections recruitment on Monday December 4th, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, ONLINE

Test registration for admission: on the Académie de Nice website from December 1st, 2023 till February 22nd, 2024. FAQ, Info and Registration

Test: Wednesday April 3rd,2024 (Sartoux elementary school, Valbonne)

Results: will be notified on line by the Académie from April 16th 2024.

Validation by families and school: from April 16th till May 16th 2024.

It is compulsory to complete registration with the city (pour les écoles de Mougins et Valbonne), the elementary school and also with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section. See International Section 2024-2025 School Fees

For levels other than CP, please visit regularly the 2 elementary schools websites to check if there are going to be tests, how many places there will be and register your child for tests before February 22nd 2024 23:00..
Ecole Sartoux 
Ecole Trois Collines


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

Location: Ecole Elémentaire de Garbejaire

Level tests: Wednesday July 3rd, 2024 (attendance is compulsory)

Lessons start:  Wednesday September 4th, 2024

Annual fee: 850 € 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.

EOW registrations for School Year 2024-2025 will open end of May 2024. For details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.