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The International School Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

The International School is a French public school. The administration and pedagogy respect the rules of the French Education Ministry. The International School regroups a Nursery School, an Elementary School, a Junior High School and a Senior High School. The following document provides a presentation of the French educational system:

The ITER International Agreement was signed by the parties at the Elysée Palace in Paris on 21 November 2006. The partner countries will provide, for several decades, a resident international team of approximately 1000 researchers and technicians, with contracts averaging five years in duration, whose presence generates specific schooling needs.

Since its opening in September 2007, virtually all the children of ITER families and many local pupils of both European and non-European nationalities have attended the International School, which provides a bilingual curriculum. The school’s pedagogical structure currently comprises six section languages (Chinese, English, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish), operating on the principle of parity (French language/section language). Furthermore, from the "college" level (Junior High School), the English speakers students can be enrolled in the English section of European Teaching, where the courses are taught in English at 80%.

The document below present the main information about the International School Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur:

Plaquette EIPACA

Organization chart of the EIPACA:

Organization chart of the accounting service:

 

At the International School, the teaching provided is bilingual with a dual approach whereby content and teaching practices of the French education system are articulated and enriched by complementary teaching and pedagogical practices used by the education systems in ITER countries. This approach is adopted in order to achieve the goal of mobility for students insofar as schools and universities are concerned. A structure aimed at harmonizing the French curriculum and those of the countries of origin is implemented by means of ongoing consultation and cooperation between teachers of students of all age groups. A refined knowledge of the contents, methods and philosophies applicable in the different countries represented is an essential source of inspiration for the required pedagogical and educational syncretism.

You can find below a presentation of the organization of schooling in the French education system and a comparison of education systems:

 

Pedagogical innovation is an important issue for the school in order to meet the students needs and parents' expectations. The following document (in French)  presents the work done in this direction:

 

Organization of school time:

New school hours 2015 - 2016

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:30 am – 8:20 am

Before school care

 

Before school care

Before school care

Before school care

Before school care

8:20-8:30

School opens

School opens

School opens

School opens

School opens

8:30 am

Beginning of class

 

Nursery,

CM1, CM2

in French

 

 

 

 

 CP, CE1, CE2

         other

        languages

 

Nursery,

CM1, CM2

Other

languages

 

 

 

   CP, CE1, CE2

In French

Nursery,

CM1, CM2

in French

 

 

 

 

   CP, CE1, CE2

         other

        languages

 

Nursery,

CM1, CM2

other

languages

 

 

 

CP, CE1, CE2

In French

Nursery,

CM1, CM2

in French

 

 

 

 

CP, CE1, CE2

         other

        languages

 

11:30 am

Lunch break

Lunch break

End of class

Lunch break

Lunch break

1:20 pm

Lunch break

School opens

 

School opens

School opens

 

1:30 pm

Beginning of class

 

T.A.P. / A.S.A.

 

After school activities

 

optional

From  1:30 to 4:30

 

Nursery,

CM1, CM2

other

languages

 

 

      CP, CE1, CE2

In French

Nursery,

CM1, CM2

other

languages

 

 

 

       CP, CE1, CE2

In French

Nursery,

CM1, CM2

in French

 

 

 

 

      CP, CE1, CE2

         other

        languages

End of class 4:30 pm

  4:30-6:15 pm

After school care

After school care

After school care

After school care

After school care


Children are welcomed 10 minutes before the beginning of class, either in their Nursery school class or at the Primary school gate.

School holidays calendar 2015-2016 (Académie d’Aix-Marseille - (Zone B) : Starting day after the courses and returning in class the morning of the indicated days

  • 2015 Back to School Day to recovery Tuesday, September 1, 2015

 

  • Thanksgiving holiday at the end of 2015 during the Saturday, October 17, 2015 and the resumption of Day Monday, November 2, 2015

 

  • Christmas holidays in 2015 At the end of the course of Saturday, December 19, 2015 and the resumption of Day Monday, January 4, 2016

 

  • Winter holidays at the end of 2016 during the Saturday, February 6, 2016 and the resumption of Day Monday, February 22, 2016

 

  • Spring Break At the end of 2016 during the Saturday, April 2, 2016 and the resumption of Day Monday, April 18, 2016

 

  • Ascension at the end of 2016 during the Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Day of the recovery Monday, May 9, 2016

 

  • Summer holidays at the end of 2016 during the Tuesday, July 5, 2016

 

  • Back to School 2016 Day of recovery Thursday, September 1, 2016

 

 

You can find this information on the Website of the Ministry of Education: http://www.education.gouv.fr/pid25058/le-calendrier-scolaire.html