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International Bilingual School of Provence

International Bilingual School of Provence

500 Route de Bouc-Bel-Air, Domaine des Pins, Luynes, Aix en Provence, 13080, France

+33 (0)4 4224 0340



International Bilingual School of Provence
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1984
General Director Jean-Marc Gobbi
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 1,200
Day fees per annum €12,000 - €18,000 per annum
Boarding fees per annum €25,000 - €33,000 per annum
Curriculum FrBacc, UK, IBDP, IGCSE, AP
Language of Instruction English, French
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:6
Associations IB, UCLES, ECIS, CIE

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 an annual enrolment of 1100 students from more than 76 different countries in its day and boarding sections. In addition to the French students who make up 50% of the student population, IBS welcomes pupils from the five continents desiring to 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 eight first languages to ensure that the student maintains his/her own language skills.


Small classrooms, qualified teachers, modern facilities in a calm environment help ensure the success of each student. IBS offers its students six boarding houses and our campus includes: an amphitheatre, fully-equipped science laboratories, an outdoor and indoor dining hall, computer labs, library, swimming pool, fitness room, tennis courts, soccer field, gymnasium and dance/martial arts room. 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.

Spring and Summer Camps

During the spring and summer holidays, IBS offers French as a Foreign Language and English programmes. Over 600 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 admissions@ibsofprovence.com or consult the school website at: www.ibsofprovence.com