What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
EBICA (Ecole Bilangue Cote d'Azur)
In what town or city is this school located?
Sophia Antipolis (close to Nice & closer to Cannes)
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
Preschool up to College
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Most of them are brought by car.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The school started this school year after the summer break on a new campus in a nice green area near the parque Valmasque. A spacey building, with many large windows and enough space all around. For after school activities they organize many different sports and extra languages like Spanish or Chinese.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
Due to the small class sizes the children get as much individual attention as necessary. Extra hours are given in those languages or subjects were needed. Finally a school were teachers actually take responsibility for your child!
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
EBICA is a fast growing school that still has the atmosphere of when we first came here, more than five years ago. There's a warm community feeling where over 25 different nationalities feel welcome and enjoy family picnics, coffee mornings, easter egg hunts and many more events, organized by the PA, called Cultures Sans Frontieres. The program is really 50/50 English and French based.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Choosing a bilingual education for your child is a gift. We chose EBICA because we believe in the educational approach and quality they offer, the teachers because they care and the community for its welcoming atmosphere and feeling of being home abroad.