The school


Welcome to the International Montessori School Les Colibris de Sophia-Antipolis.

The International School Montessori of Sophia Antipolis is an international nursery, primary and middle school that offers Montessori pedagogy and instruction in French and English.

We offer an education for life that cultivates your child’s values, and fosters emotional, physical, psychological, intellectual and social growth.

Your child will develop all of his potential with the help of educators trained and certified in Montessori pedagogy. Every class includes educators trained in AMI (Association Montessori International) centres.

School video presentation


Our school currently welcomes more 150 children from 2 to 15 years old who are divided into 5 levels in a prepared and bilingual environment: 2-3 years old, 3-6 years old, 6-9 years old, 6-12 years old and 12-15 years old.


The school is located in the heart of the Sophia-Antipolis science park and is surrounded by the beauty of nature. We have set up 3 areas : a garden with games for the youngest children, a sports field, and an outdoor play area with wooden play structures,  a vegetable garden, fruit trees and animals (chickens and rabbits).

A partnership between the teaching team and parents is an important part of your children’s days at Les Colibris. Together with you, we will meet the age-appropriate needs of each child for physical and emotional security and socialization. Your children will then be able to lay the foundations for their intellectual and academic development.

The school also offers Montessori activities every Wednesday between  08:30 to 17:15. Parents have the option of either a half day or full day. These activitites are available every Wednesday of the school year and during all school holidays except for Christmas and the month of August. Register for Montessori Wednesdays or holidays.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Les Colibris International Montessori School.


Nicolas Wattel

Nicolas Wattel

Co-founder and director of the school

Georgina Wattel

Georgina Wattel

Co-founder and Pedagogical Director


The kids club discovers other civilizations

The kids club discovers other civilizations (Gallic, Roman, Egyptian, future)!  Come discover our time machine! 03/07...

🏫 Open days 🗓️ Saturday May 13⌚ from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come and discover the International Montessori School Les Colibris. Immersed in the world of Maria Montessori, the...

Easter vacation courses

We have the pleasure to welcome your children for two weeks on the themes of charlie and the chocolate factory and the...

Hummingbirds sing at the opera

Les Colibris Montessori International School enjoyed a trip to the Nice Opera House 😍


Maman de Jake et Millie

Maman de Jake et Millie

5 ans et 2 ans

Je voudrais vous dire combien j’adore l’école.  Je suis impressionnée chaque jour par le français de Jake, sa capacité à respecter les autres et je sais que tout cela est grâce au travail des Colibris.  J’ai toujours été 100% ravie avec l’école et c’est un plaisir de venir tous les jours chercher les enfants et de voir à quel point les éducateurs prennent sincèrement soin de nos enfants.

Maman de Leia

Maman de Leia

2 ans

“Je vous remercie beaucoup pour toutes ces photos souvenirs!!! Leia a adoré voir ses copains en photo. Leia commence à répéter quelques mots en anglais, c’est génial! Je pense que ça lui a donné envie d’apprendre l’anglais et elle a adoré toutes ses activités, elle était ravie tous les soirs de me montrer ses productions.”

Marigleta et Sébastien,

Marigleta et Sébastien,

Parents de Ethan et Maxime, 2 ans

“Merci de remplir le coeur des parents avec une telle joie et fierté quand on voit les enfants engagés dans des activités aussi bénéfiques pour eux.”



7 ans

J’aime tellement mon école que s’il y avait un classement, je lui mettrais un coeur.

Les Colibris in the media




Cathy Di Rienzo

Cathy Di Rienzo

Executive assistant

Contact us

+33(0)4 93 63 29 96


3735, route des Dolines
06410 BIOT / Sophia Antipolis
Alpes-Maritimes, Côte d’Azur, France