Services: Ever increasing demand from parents means a platinum choice of establishments
Schools Special: International schools are multiplying
Either more anglophone parents living here are aware of the importance of a bilingual education or there are an increasing number of such families moving to the Riviera in need of international schools. Whatever the reason demand is increasing.
Evidence of this trend is the opening of new schools near a concentration of anglophone communities such as EBICA located in the heart of the IT and Business Park in Sophia- Antipolis (north of Cannes).
Many parents, when quizzed about the schooling needs of their children, cite the knowledge of two or more languages as being a wonderful gift they can give to them. The luxury of living here, even if for a limited work contract, can provide long-term benefits to their offspring if they take advantage of the superior education facilities available.
Some families moving here even choose their home based its proximity to an international establishment because, although offering a solid education, the French system may not suit every child. Indeed, one complaint that some parents have of the Gallic system is that there are less and less extra-curriculum activities on offer; pupils are being forced to seek classes in music, for example, or sports outside of school walls.
In The Riviera Times this February we show you some of the options that are available when seeking an international education for your child in the South of France. Our four page Schools Special is packed with articles and information on all levels of education - from kindergarten and primary right the way through to higher - so that you can find the perfect match for both you and your children.
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