Centre International Prive pour Education et la Culture

Centre International Privé
pour l’Education et la Culture

From/since 1984

Domaine de Fontvieille - 505 route de Bouc-Bel-Air, Luynes - 13080 Aix-en-Provence - France - Tel +33 (0)


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The school

Directors Patricia et François-Patrice Pecnard
Creation September 1984
Educational concept French-English bilingualism in an international environment
Status Private primary school, registered with the Aix-Marseille Board of Education (N° 0133332B)
Affiliations - Fédération Nationale de l'Enseignement Privé 
- University of Cambridge
- Stichting NOB
Number of pupils 200 boys and girls from kindergarden to 5th grade (year 6). Most "Cipecians" are French, British, American and other Europeans


AGE Classe  française American class British class Clase  Español Classe italianaDeutsh klasse
Petite section (PS) Pre-K 1 Nursery Primer año  Piccoli  Kindergarten 1
Moyenne section (MS) Pre-K 2 Reception Segundo año  Medi  Kindergarten 2
5 Grande section (GS) Kindergarden  Year 1 Tercer año  Grandi  Kindergarten 3
6 Cours préparatoire (CP) 1st grade (GR1) Year 2 Primero de primaria  Prima  Grundschule 1
7 Cours élementaire 1ère année (CE1) 2nd grade (GR2) Year 3 Segundo de primaria  Segunda  Grundschule 2
8 Cours élémentaire 2ème année (CE2) 3rd grade (GR3) Year 4 Tercero de primaria  Terza  Grundschule 3
9 Cours moyen 1ère année (CM1) 4th grade (GR4) Year 5 Cuarto de primaria  Quarta  Grundschule 4
10 Cours moyen 2ème année (CM2) 5th grade (GR5) Year 6 Quinto de primera  Quinta  Grundschule 5

The timetable

The timetable takes into account the psychological, physical and dietary needs of the child as defined by the best specialists. In particular, the daily and the weekly planning of the different needs of each specific age group. Every day a morning and afternoon snack is provided. At midday international cuisine, prepared by the school's catering service, is served at table in a convivial atmosphere.


(Possible modulation : see Fees)

Lessons from Monday to Friday, except Wednesday afternoons:

  • K1, K2: 8:45 am to 4:45 pm (on Wednesday, classes end at 11:45 am)
  • K3, 1st grade: 8:45 am to 4:45 pm (on Wednesday, classes end at noon)
  • 2nd to 5th grade: 8:45 am to 5 pm (on Wednesday, classes end at noon)


  • A bus service between the Centre and the bus station in Aix is organized in the mornings and evenings (Wednesday at noon)
  • A bus service between the Centre and Marseille is organized in the mornings and evenings (Wednesday at noon)
  • Day care (from 8 am to 6 pm)



When at CIPEC, we talk about bilingualism, we are not only speaking about the 'quality of a person who is fluent in two languages', but primarily about 'the quality of a person who, having received an education in two languages, has a plural faculty of integration.’
Some people still doubt this: