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The 5 best international schools in or near Monaco

The pertinent issue of our children’s education is forever circulating amongst groups of concerned parents here on the French Riviera, with the age-old question ever-relevant: “To which international school can I send my child to ensure that he/she follows in my footsteps?”

Let this useful list - which was compiled by La Costa Properties Monaco in response to a recurring concern from buyers in the Principality of Monaco - guide you in your decision:

The International School of Monaco

International School of Monaco

The International School of Monaco has three key objectives: to make pupils internationally minded, successful learners and motivated students. Since its opening in 1994, the school has gone from strength to strength, and has this year completed the inauguration of a new extension on the port. The bilingual programme has a strong academic record and prepares learners for the International Baccalaureate programme.

Mougins School

Mougins School

Located just outside of the charming town of Mougins, Mougins School accommodates pupils aged 3 to 18 and teaches in the English language. The pleasant campus centres on a safe-feeling play area and has easy access from the A8, making the morning school run stress-free. An extremely strong academic record and a wealth of extra-curricular activities make Mougins School a favourite with expat families living in the Cote d’Azur.

The International School of Nice

International School of Nice

Conveniently located just a short drive from Monte Carlo, the International School of Nice attracts a large proportion of Monegasque students and has been operating for over 38 years. The school seeks to “inspire, support, and nurture [their] multi-cultural students to be well-educated and empathetic global citizens”. The International School of Nice has been accredited by the Council of International Schools and Middle States Association since 1990 and was re-accredited in 2000 and 2011.

EBICA International School


EBICA International School is situated in Sophia Antipolis and accommodates students aged 3 to 18. The programme on offer is conducted bilingually, which will ensure your child is bilingual once her/his studies are complete. The school specialises in tailoring programmes to cater for each learner’s individual needs.

The International School Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

International School PACA

Slightly further from Monaco, the International School Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is a well-established institution that boasts a strong academic record. The school offers the option of boarding, eradicating the problem of the daily commute. Its mission is to assist pupils to master the common core of knowledge and skills.

Sending your child to an international school is one way to guarantee that they’ll become bilingual from a young age. Each of these five institutions will offer a nuanced approach to educating your child. It is important to thoroughly research into various schools before making a decision on where to send your child. Be informed to fulfil your child’s potential.

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