August 10, 2014

International Schools on the Silver and Lisbon Coasts

When making a property purchase abroad, if you have school-going kids, you'll probably want to have good international educational institutions nearby. Good schools are vital to the cohesion of any community and if you have little ones then being in a thriving expat community with schools teaching in your own language is a reassurance.


We are spoilt for choice on the Lisbon and Silver Coast in the variety of school offerings serving toddlers to young adults from more than 40 countries. As well as the English and American national curricula taught in many, there is also the Lycée Français, Deutschen Schule, Svenska Skolan, and Instituto Español to name just a few.

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April 29, 2014

Boa Ventura Montessori Nursery School

Boa Ventura Montessori Nursery School in São Pedro do Estoril is an English speaking infants school, open to children aged between 2½ and 5 years, from all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. Every effort will be made to teach English to non-English speaking children.

Adélia Lopes, the principal, is a fully qualified Montessori teacher and trained in First Aid. The school has been inspected by and has the official recognition of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and the local Council.


Class size is limited to 14 to ensure individual attention, using both class teacher and assistant. A mid morning and afternoon snack and drink is provided. Part-time placement is possible.



Boa Ventura Montessori Nursery School
Rua Nunes dos Santos, 5
2765-546 São Pedro do Estoril;
Tel/Fax: +351 21 468 8023
Mobile: +351 93 63 19 160
GPS Coordinates: 38°41'42.4"N 9°22'17.9"W
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Nursery School activities include: garden play, painting, art appreciation, craftwork, nature study,school pets, music, books, stories, computer, cooking, jigsaws and free play.

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April 28, 2014

Svenska Skolan Lissabon - Swedish School Lisbon

Svenska Skolan Lissabon - Swedish School Lisbon in Carcavelos offers a Swedish education from pre-school through sixth grade for Swedish, Finnish, Danish, and Norwegian children.

Since 1957, children have been taught according to the Swedish National Curriculum in this private school. Pre-school for children aged 1 to 5. Kindergarten class for 6-year-olds. Primary school 7 to 9 years old and Secondary school 10 to 12 years old (Grade 4-6). In certain cases the school may offer students in Grades 7-9 the opportunity for long distance studies in cooperation with Sofia Distans in Stockholm.


Externato Sueco - Svenska Skolan i Lissabon
Rua de Quelimane 174, Carcavelos
2775-620 Parede;
Tel: +351 21 457 06 46
Fax: +351 21 458 32 60
GPS Coordinates: 38°41'12.7"N 9°20'24.5"W
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The Swedish School is governed by Swedish educational laws and rules, with regular inspections by the Swedish School Inspection Authorities. English is introduced in Grade 1 and Portuguese is taught twice a week by a native Portuguese teacher. Upon graduation from the Swedish School students will be prepared for the return to school in Sweden, or for transition into Portuguese or international schools.

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April 27, 2014

Lycée français Charles Lepierre - Lisbonne

Lycée français Charles Lepierre - Lisbonne (LFCL) at Campolide, Lisbon welcomes students from the age of 3 years "École Maternelle". The LFCL also accepts applications for "l'école élémentaire, le collège et le lycée d'élèves" (elementary school, middle school and high school).

Programs applied to the French Lycée Charles Lepierre are consistent with those of "l'Éducation Nationale française" provided in all French schools in France and abroad. School learning is based on a common core of knowledge and skills defined by the "Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale".


Inauguré en 1952, le Lycée fait partie aujourd'hui du réseau des 488 établissements scolaires placés en gestion directe auprès de l'AEFE (Agence pour l'Enseignement du Français à l'Étranger), sous la tutelle du ministre des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international, l'AEFE.



Lycée Français Charles Lepierre, Lisbonne
Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 32
1071-811 Lisbon;
Tel: +351 21 382 44 00
Fax: +351 21 387 12 18
GPS Coordinates: 38°43'27.8"N 9°09'48.7"W
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April 26, 2014

Deutschen Schule Lissabon - German School Lisbon

Deutschen Schule Lissabon - German School Lisbon at Campo Grande, Lisbon and Estoril provides kindergarten, elementary, and high school up to the German school-leaving examination. Pupils are prepared for the German and Portuguese university entrance.

Deutschen Schule Lissabon
Kindergarten, Grundschule, Gymnasium
Rua Prof. Francisco Lucas Pires
1600-891 Lisboa;
Tel: +351 21 751 02 60
Fax: +351 21 759 14 34
GPS Coordinates: 38°45'30.7"N 9°09'49.5"W
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Deutschen Schule Lissabonn - Standort Estoril
Kindergarten, Grundschule
Rua Dr. António Martins, 26
2765-194 Estoril;
Tel: +351 21 468 03 27
GPS Coordinates: 38°42'29.5"N 9°23'35.4"W
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Web site: Deutschen Schule Lissabon - German School Lisbon

April 25, 2014

St. John's School

St. John's School at Cascais, provides day care for young toddlers, preschool for toddlers and children from the age of 3, and primary school for children who finish year one at 5 years old and can then go on to enter St. James' Primary School.


Toddlers learn the English language and mathematics within an International school environment. All themes/activities at daycare are taught in English.



St. John's School,
Av. Marechal Carmona nº 366
2750-312 Cascais;
Tel: +351 21 486 79 66
Fax: +351 21 482 31 51
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April 24, 2014

St. James' Primary School

St. James' Primary School at Cobre (near Alcabideche), is a British Community Council member where children between the ages of 6 and 12 are prepared for entry to English, American and Portuguese Schools.




St. James' Primary School,
Rua dos Depósitos de Água, 339
2750-561 Cascais;
Tel: +351 21 486 4754 / 5
Mobile: +351 911 930 543
GPS: 38°43'11.0"N 9°26'11.8"W
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April 23, 2014

International Preparatory School

International Preparatory School(IPS) at Alcabideche (between Cascais and Sintra), is an ECIS European Council of International Schools member. IPS is a co-educational day school offering British primary education to children from three years to eleven years.

At IPS strong emphasis is placed on English and the school is a British Community Council member. The curriculum at IPS is based on the National Curriculum of England.


International Preparatory School,
Rua da Lagoa 171,
2645-344 Alcabideche;
Tel: +351 214 570 149
Mobiles: (+351) 914 997 440 / 962 568 024
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April 22, 2014

Oeiras International School

Oeiras International School(OIS) at Barcarena (Lisbon), an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and a European Council of International Schools member.

Oeiras International School offers teaching from Year 6 (10 years of age) up to Year 13 (17 or 18 years of age). The school is authorized for the IB Middle Years Programme taught in English (IB-MYP), the IB Diploma Programme taught in English(IB-DP) and the IB Career-related course (IBCC).


Quinta da Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Rua Antero de Quental, Nº 7
2730-013 Barcarena;

Tel: +351 211 935 330 / 331

Mobile: (+351) 91 260 30 65

GPS: 38º43'37.29"N 9º16'37.27"W
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April 21, 2014

Saint Dominic's International School

Saint Dominic's International School(SDIS) at Outeiro de Polima (between Cascais and Lisbon), was founded by Irish Dominican Sisters and is now officially owned and managed by Veritas Educatio, SA.

St. Dominic's educational programme, with curriculum delivered in English is inspired by the twin influences of the International Baccalaureate Organisation Learner Profile, and the Dominican motto of 'Veritas'.

St. Dominic's offers all three programmes of the IBO: Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). All students wear school uniform.


Saint Dominic's International School,
Rua Maria Brown, Outeiro de Polima,
2785-816 São Domingos De Rana;
Tel: (+351) 21 444 04 34 / 21 448 05 50
Fax: (+351) 21 444 30 72
GPS Coordinates: 38°42'46.8"N 9°19'44.4"W
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April 20, 2014

Carlucci American International School of Lisbon

Carlucci American International School of Lisbon (CAISL) at Linhó, Sintra is a USA State Department Supported school. CAISL is Accredited by the NEASC Commission on American and International Schools Abroad.

CAISL teaches in the English language from early childhood (3 years) through Grade 12 (around 18 yrs). The curriculum is American college preparatory leading to the American High School Diploma with the option to pursue the IB Diploma in addition to the High School Diploma.


CAISL graduates are eligible to apply for entrance into universities around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal and other European countries.

CAISL is governed by the Fundação Escola Americana de Lisboa (FEAL) which has three Trustees: the American Embassy, Visteon Portuguesa, and Grupo Espírito Santo



CAISL (Carlucci American Intl. School),
Rua António dos Reis 95,
2710-301 Linhó;
Tel: +351 219 239 800
Fax: +351 219 239 809
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April 19, 2014

St. Julian's School

St. Julian's School at Carcavelos is a a private co-educational school founded in 1932. St Julian's is a registered Cambridge school.

St Julian's offers British, Portuguese and international study programmes to more than 1,000 students from 40 countries, aged from three to eighteen. Students between 3 and 15 can either follow an adapted English National Curriculum for the GCSE examinations, or the Portuguese National Curriculum (Ensino Básico). Older students from 16 to 18 follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme preparing them for Higher Education.


St Julian's has a Primary School, a Portuguese Section, and a Secondary School each with its own Principal.



St. Julian's School,
Quinta Nova, 2775-588 Carcavelos;
Tel: +351 21 458 5300 Fax: +351 21 458 5313
GPS Coordinates: 38°41'5.28"N, 9°20'10.79"W
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April 18, 2014

Clic - Colegio Luso Internacional Do Centro

CLIC at Marinha Grande is a registered Cambridge school.

The school follows the English National Curriculum and Cambridge International Examinations syllabuses. CLIC has full equivalence with the Portuguese education system.


CLIC provides education for 3 to 18 year-olds. As well as CLIC's academic, sporting and artistic tradition, CLIC students wear a school uniform to foster a sense of school identity, equality and discipline.



Colegio Luso Internacional Do Centro,
Rua Doutor João Pereira Venâncio,
2430-291 Marinha Grande;
Tel: +351 244 503 710 Fax: +351 244 504305
GPS Coordinates: 39°45'12.4"N 8°55'40.8"W
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April 17, 2014

Prime School - Trilingual International School

Prime School at Sintra and Cascais is a registered Cambridge school.

Prime School curriculum is taught in three languages: english, portuguese and spanish under the Portuguese Ministry of Education and certified by the University of Cambridge for teaching AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) Level courses leading to the AICE Diploma award.


Prime School - Colégio Infanta D. Maria de Portugal
Rua Mestre Neves nº 20,
Portela de Sintra;
Tel: +351 219 235 496
Mobile: +351 965002675
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The curriculum begins in kindergarden and continue on through high school....
Prime School - Colégio da Cidadela
Rua Dr. António Dias Pinheiro, nº 22
Tel: +351 219 235 496
Mobile: +351 965002675
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April 16, 2014

Instituto Español de Lisboa

Instituto Español de Lisboa (I.E.L.) at Dafundo, Oeiras (greater Lisbon) is a dependent Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain, approved by the Portuguese Ministry of Education, teaching according to the Spanish education system: Early Childhood Education (EI) from 3 years, Primary Education (EP) 6-11 years, Secondary education (ESO) 12 to 15 years, and Baccalaureate.

Instituto Español de Lisboa
Rua Direita do Dafundo, 40
1495-717 Cruz Quebrada-Dafundo;
Tel: +351 21 411 41 14/66 96
Fax: +351 21 411 21 68
GPS Coordinates: 38°41'59.6"N 9°14'21.0"W
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June 17, 2013

International School of Torres Vedras

International School of Torres Vedras

The building occupies 10,500 m2 in a campus of 45,000 m2. Equipped with laboratories, auditoriums, gym, playground, sports field and all the technological infrastructure required for an excellent education.

The International School of Torres Vedras is a private school, accessible to all who seek quality education for their children. The curriculum follows the directions of the Ministry of Education and the law applicable to the private sector of education.

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April 25, 2013

St. Peter's School

St. Peter's School Palmela, is for children from 3 years of age. From Kindergarten to Secondary the school has a Bilingual Syllabus, integrating the Portuguese and English languages. St. Peter's is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate - Diploma Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.


Students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of both the Portuguese and English cultures. Subjects taught in Portuguese follow the Portuguese National syllabus, whilst subjects taught in the English language follow a syllabus adapted at the various levels of study to the English National Curriculum, with the Cambridge English examinations in mind.

St. Peter's School, Quinta dos Barreleiros,
Volta da Pedra, 2950-201 Palmela;
Tel: +351 212 336 990 & 966 207 851
GPS Coordinates: 38°34'49.4"N 8°53'11.9"W
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April 24, 2013

International Christian School of Cascais

International Christian School of Cascais (ICSC), is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).




The school, in partnership with the International Christian Church of Cascais, has served the missionary community and other international families in its current location since 1982. The school offers a North American style education. The Christian component is front and center with Bible taught every day in all classrooms and a chapel service each week.



International Christian School of Cascais,
Avenida da Sintra 1154
2750-494 Cascais;
Tel/Fax: +351 214 842 279

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The school is a non-profit organization established according to Portuguese law and a member of ACSI since 1983. Over the years the school has served students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.


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April 23, 2013

International School of Palmela (Colégio Islâmico)

The Islamic Community of Palmela / A Comunidade Islâmica de Palmela (CIP) was founded in 1996 and initially licensed for elementary education in 1998, over the years CIP expanded to cover the 2nd and 3rd cycles. In 2010 CIP began implementing the Cambridge International Curriculum and in 2011 CIP joined the European Council of International Schools (ECIS).




Av. Vila Amélia
Lote 171, 172
2950-805 Quinta do Anjo;
Tel: +351 212 110 530
Fax: +351 212 110 539
GPS Coordinates: N 38º 34' 12.78'' W 9º 0' 0.051''
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April 22, 2013

Colégio Planalto - Lisbon

Colégio Planalto in the north of Lisbon at Alto da Faia, Telheiras (Lumiar / Odivelas), is a member of the International Baccalaureate Organization and has been an IB World School since March 1994.



Colégio Planalto,
Rua Armindo Rodrigues, 28
1600-414 Lisboa;
Tel: +351 21 754 15 30/29
Fax: +351 21 754 15 15
GPS Coordinates: 38°46'04.9"N 9°10'00.3"W
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The school offers the IB Diploma Programme to male students from 10th to 12th Grade (15 to 18 years of age), taught in English.

Subjects, other than languages, may be taught and examined in English, French and Spanish. There are projects taking place in German and Chinese.

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