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"There is an entrance exam every year and there is a lot of demand with very few openings. If your child is not going into CP, try anyway. The number of available places in the CE1-CM2 grades announced on the website may not accurately reflect reality. I highly recommend this school. I think the teaching is wonderful and the international community is very inviting. If my child didn't know any French, I would get them started on it because the learning is fast-paced and the kids need to keep up. Seeing as how the children were selected through a test, the level of ability is quite high," remarked one expat living in Valbonne with children attending Haut Sartoux Primary Anglophone Section.

"I would ask to meet the teachers. The team is strickingly dedicated and passionate. When we first visited, one of the primary teachers (who is a male for once) showed us the experiments they had been doing that afternoon; the children (6 or 7 year-olds) has been designing their own electric circuits ! The teacher was very keen to tell us all about it, and one child explained in a lot detail how he had built his circuit board (my husband and I were rather impressed)," said one expat in The western suburb in a town called Mareil Marly with children at Forest International School.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

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