International Bilingual School of Provence
|Year of Foundation||1984|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Enrollment is possible at all levels and based on availability|
|Boarding||Day School & Boarding School|
|Number of students||950|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1 : 10|
|Accreditations||Cambridge, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB World School since 2002), French Ministry of Education|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||10250 EUR (Day) / 22907 EUR (Boarding)|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||17100 EUR (Day) / 35855 EUR (Boarding)|
The International Bilingual School of Provence, an independent coeducational school located near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, owes its international character to the diversity of its student population. The school, established since 1984, has both a Primary and Secondary section with an annual total enrolment of 950 students who come from more than 75 different countries. In addition to the French students who make up 50% of the student population, IBS welcomes pupils from the five continents, both as boarding and day students, while they pursue their education in English, French or both.
A particularity of the school is that the international section is not dominated by any one nationality and new students are made to feel at home immediately. Committed to French-English bilingualism, the school offers both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the French Baccalaureate. The school offers seven first languages to ensure that the student maintains his/her own language skills.
Small classrooms, qualified teachers, modern facilities in a tranquil, calm environment help ensure the success of each student. The campus is concentrated around the main building, a typical ‘Mas’ that is perfectly adapted to the daily activities of the school. IBS offers its students the most modern boarding houses and our campus includes: an audio-visual centre, fully-equipped science laboratory, newly designed dining hall, computer labs, library, swimming pool, fitness room, tennis courts, soccer field, and dance/martial arts/table tennis hall. Involvement in various extracurricular activities is expected and enhances the development of each individual’s character within the spirit of the school. Politeness, respect and consideration for others are important values at IBS. Students leave IBS, the majority for university placements, as caring, responsible young citizens.
During the spring and summer holidays, IBS offers intensive French as a Foreign Language and English immersion programmes. Over 400 students from all over the world join IBS every summer to develop their language skills while discovering the beauty of the Provence region.
Admission applications are accepted throughout the year for interested students. For more information, contact the Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the school website at: www.ibsofprovence.com
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Foreign languagesSpanish, Italian, Dutch, German, Russian, Chinese, Arabic
ExaminationsIGCSEs, French BREVET, French Baccalauréat, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Thank you so much for everything ! My son is so happy to be at IBS and he likes school for the first time in his life!!
I just want to say thank you to you and the school for all the greatness you have given us. For Jess, the school has enriched his life – he loves school, he loves being there and the teachers have only positive wonderful things to say! His progress is unbelievable!
So many thoughts for your from sunny California, UCLA, where I am now a student. My dream come true and somewhere I know it is thanks to you and IBS. I will always cherish all my souvenirs from IBS and remember you as the best teachers ALWAYS!
Thank you IBS for giving my son a wonderful experience during our short stay in France! He was understandably nervous starting a new school with the certaintly looming of lessons in a foreign language that he didn’t speak. During his term with you he learnt enough French to take his exams in the UK a year early and the confidence to say that he didn’t want to speak only two languages. We can’t thank you enough for that. He made some good and lasting friends at the school…his comment in the first few days was that he’d forgotten that one could be somewhere where everyone was nice. It doesn’t say much for his school in the UK but it’s a great compliment to you – teaching staff and pupils alike.”
IBS is a wonderful opportunity for our children to make friends with kids from all over the world…the school has a beautiful campus in a brilliant environment. The staff are friendly and are excellent in their level of teaching…