CIV School


The Centre International de Valbonne (CIV) is a private, international school located in Sophia next to Valbonne.

It serves students from nursery (age 3) through high school (age 18) and offers a bilingual program in French and English as well as German and Chinese. The school follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and is authorized to offer the IB Diploma Program. CIV is accredited by the French Ministry of Education and is a member of the Association of French Schools Abroad (AEFE). In addition to its academic program, the school also offers extracurricular activities, including sports, music, and other clubs and organizations.

  • The school has a diverse student body, with students coming from over 30 different countries.
  • CIV has a strong academic program, with a focus on bilingualism and international-mindedness. The school’s mission is to “prepare students to become responsible, open-minded and compassionate global citizens.”
  • Admissions to CIV are competitive and the school typically receives more applications than it has spaces available. The admissions process typically involves an application form, an interview, and assessments in core subjects. The school may also consider factors such as the student’s previous academic record, language skills, and recommendations from previous teachers.

To apply to the Centre International de Valbonne (CIV), you will need to complete the school’s application process, which typically involves the following steps:

  1. Fill out an application form: You can request an application form by contacting the school directly or by visiting the website. The form will ask for basic information about the student, such as their name, date of birth, and contact details.
  2. Submit required documents: The school will typically require certain documents to be submitted with the application form, such as transcripts or records from the student’s previous school, proof of identity, and proof of residence.
  3. Attend an interview: The school may ask the student and their parents to attend an interview as part of the admissions process. This is an opportunity for the school to get to know the student and for the student to ask any questions they might have about the school.
  4. Take assessments: The school may ask the student to take assessments in core subjects such as math, science, and language arts. These assessments help the school to determine the student’s academic level and to ensure that they are placed in the appropriate grade.

Asieca (Association des Écoles Internationales de la Côte d’Azur)  is an association of international schools in the French Riviera region, including Valbonne. The association was founded in 1992 to promote cooperation and exchange among international schools in the region and to provide support for international families living in the area. Asieca member schools offer a variety of educational programs, including bilingual and international curricula such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the American curriculum. Member schools are located in several cities in the region, including Valbonne, Cannes, Nice, and Grasse. If you are interested in enrolling your child in an international school in Valbonne or the surrounding area, Asieca is a useful resource for finding and comparing schools.

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