A multinational place

CIPEC (Centre International pour l’Education et la Culture) was created in 1984, becoming the first bilingual, international kindergarten and primary school in Provence.

Adopting an English – French bilingual system, it welcomes children from all over the world. As well as an education, CIPEC is place where different cultures mix and share together.

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Focus on children's education

Kindergarten and Primary school are fundamental in children’s social, educational and future professional lives, as well ad their personal growth. With this in mind, CIPEC teachers spend each day focusing on a common goal: to develop each pupil’s potential by giving them the tools to succeed.

Our teaching methods are adapted to every child’s unique personality, interests and rhythm.

CIPEC adheres to four main values in children’s education:

To educate children in the heart of nature

By teaching nature-based activities in a forest setting to encourage environmental awareness.

To provide superior teaching

In small classes (maximum 20 pupils per grade) by an international teaching staff.

To focus on English - French bilingualism and multicultural diversity

Through continuous multilingual interactions all day.

To prioritize the personal development of each pupil

In a secure place that is dedicated to children and activities that will help them grow and thrive mentally and physically.

Focus on children's education

Kindergarten and Primary school are fundamental in children’s social, educational and future professional lives, as well ad their personal growth. With this in mind, CIPEC teachers spend each day focusing on a common goal: to develop each pupil’s potential by giving them the tools to succeed.

Our teaching methods are adapted to every child’s unique personality, interests and rhythm.

CIPEC adheres to four main values in children’s education:

To educate children in the heart of nature

By teaching nature-based activities in a forest setting to encourage environmental awareness

To provide superior teaching

In small classes (maximum 20 pupils per grade) by an international teaching staff

To focus on English - French bilingualism and multicultural diversity

Through continuous multilingual interactions all day

To prioritize the personal development of each pupil

In a secure place that is dedicated to children and activities that will help them grow and thrive mentally and physically.

A stimulating environment in the middle of nature

CIPEC is set in the heart of the Provençal countryside on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence. The Domaine de Fontvieille welcomes the children to its rustic bastide and sprawling campus tucked away in the middle a pine and oak forest.

Spanning over 2 hectares of land, children are stimulated by building cabins in the woods, playing many sports, and participating in outdoor activities.

 

A stimulating environment in the middle of nature

CIPEC is set in the heart of the Provençal countryside on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence. The Domaine de Fontvieille welcomes the children to its rustic bastide and sprawling campus tucked away in the middle pine and oak forest.

Spanning over 2 hectares of land, children are stimulated by building cabins in the woods, playing many sports, and participating in outdoor activities.

A school committed to an eco-responsible approach

The pupils today are the citizens of tomorrow! This is why
Cipec is committed  to sustainable development, by participating in
different activities throughout the year.
An approach, recently acknowledged, thanks to the obtention of the label ‘Eco  School’, which rewards the dynamic projects 
carried out in the school during the academic year 2020/2021.

The teaching team

Since its inception, CIPEC teachers have been caring, reassuring and motivating to their pupils.

What do they have in common? Skills, tolerance, a desire to succeed, responsibility, innovation and above all, a love for children!

Professeurs CIPEC
Professeurs CIPEC

The teaching team

Since its inception, CIPEC teachers have been caring, reassuring and motivating to their pupils.

What do they have in common? Skills, tolerance, a desire to succeed, responsibility, innovation and above all, a love for children!

Teachers

Jill Delacey-Galligani

Headmistress

Christine El-Solh

Dominique Tourrette-Roccia

Doris Danjoux

Gillian Le Coz

Kerine Walmetz

Magali Massei

Mathilde Santomaggio

Pascale Rey

Susan Iloglu

François Vidal

Fanny Gatellier

Katy Leprince

Direction and Services

Bertrand Bigay

Président

Kristina Valeix

Events and development

Nicolas Chouffot

Rachida Rabah

Mohamed Bentoumi

Lucia Simoes

Recent news

CIPEC 2021-2022 Calendar

This school year will begin on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 8:45am, for a full day. Discover the schedule of events and festivals that will take place over the course of the year 2021-2022.

Read more »
News

Christmas from a distance

Every year the Christmas Show takes place on the last day of term. The children spend many days rehearsing for the show: songs, poetry, drama, music, dance. Everything is ready when the moment arrives to welcome the parents for the show.

Read more »

Recent news

CIPEC 2021-2022 Calendar

This school year will begin on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 8:45am, for a full day. Discover the schedule of events and festivals that will take place over the course of the year 2021-2022.

Read more »
News

Christmas from a distance

Every year the Christmas Show takes place on the last day of term. The children spend many days rehearsing for the show: songs, poetry, drama, music, dance. Everything is ready when the moment arrives to welcome the parents for the show.

Read more »

Any questions?

After 36 years spent leading the school they created, Mr and Mrs PECNARD have decided to pass on their administration to a new team.

Two CIPEC Parents families have taken over the direction of the school. Kristina VALEIX has two children at CIPEC un CE2 and CM1. Bertrand BIGAY also has two children at the school in CM1 and CM2.

The pedagogical management will be taken over by Jill Delacey-Galligani as headmistress. A bilingual american, she has successfully contributed to the growth of CIPEC and its pupils for 26 years. She has taught all subjects from Kindergarten to CM2.

Any questions?

After 36 years spent leading the school they created, Mr and Mrs PECNARD have decided to pass on their administration to a new team.

Two CIPEC Parents families have taken over the direction of the school. Kristina VALEIX has two children at CIPEC un CE2 and CM1. Bertrand BIGAY also has two children at the school in CM1 and CM2.

The pedagogical management will be taken over by Jill Delacey-Galligani as headmistress. A bilingual american, she has successfully contributed to the growth of CIPEC and its pupils for 26 years. She has taught all subjects from Kindergarten to CM2.

CIPEC follows the French curriculum for French courses, the British curriculum for English courses, one or the other in mathematics depending on the child’s further education plans. As soon as the school does not strictly follow the French National Education program, the school is necessarily “hors contrat”.

However, the school is registered with the Rectorat of the Académie d’Aix-Marseille, which notably checks the capacity of teachers to teach. The school is also a member of the Fédération Nationale de l’Enseignement Privé.  

Address

Domaine de Fontvieille, 505 Route de Bouc Bel air, 13080 Luynes

Phone number

(+33) 4 42 60 84 25

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