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 2023-2024

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. Registration form to upload 2nde SI américaine

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 30th, 2023 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 Schools Fees (to be updated soon).


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 2023-24: College 6e Admissions 

More info: Website of the Académie de Nice (see online 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:
- Thursday November 24th, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Monday November 28th, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Parents can attend either meeting (same content). Link to connect to the Webinar

6e online tests registration: from Thursday December 8th , 2022 (9 AM) till Thursday February 2nd, 2023 (11 PM)
6e admission written and oral tests in English/French (50/50): 
Wednesday March 8th, 2023 (written) Collège César – Roquefort les Pins
Wednesday March 22nd, 2023 (oral) either at the Collège Niki de Saint Phalle – Valbonne or Collège L'Eganaude - Biot.
Wednesday March 29th, 2023 (new written test) Collège César – Roquefort les Pins
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 Tuesday April 11th, 2023, by email only.

Validation of the collège allocation: from Tuesday April 11th to Friday April 14th 2023.

Collège registration: dates to come
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 fees

Admissions in 5e,4and 3e

Admissions in 5e,4and 3e is restricted to children who arrive in the Alpes Maritimes at the rentrée 2023 and who already went to an international section recognized by the Education Nationale or come from an an international section of the AEFE network.

Online registration from Monday March 6th, 2023 (9 AM) to Monday May 22nd,2023 (12:00 PM) Lien vers demarches simplifiees 

More info: Website of the Académie de Nice

As of Monday June 19th, 2023: 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 2023-2024

More info on the Académie de Nice Website

The Académie de Nice will host an online information meeting for the 2023/2024 School Year Elementary International sections recruitment on
Monday December 5th, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Link to connect to the online meeting

Test registration: from December 5th, 2022 till February 22nd, 2023 Link to register

Test: Wednesday March 29th 2023, Trois Collines School, Mougins.

Results: results will be notified by the Académie on April 12th 2023, by email and on line (ISI1D).

Validation by families and school: from April 12th to May 14th 2023.

It is compulsory to complete registration with the elementary school and also with ASEICA, the International Anglophone Section. See International Section 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.
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 June 28th, 2023 (attendance is compulsory)

Lessons start:  Wednesday September 6th, 2023

Annual fee: 810 € 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 2023-2024 are still open, there are a few places left in each group. For details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.