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CurriculumsBritish and Portuguese
Languages of instructionEnglish and Portuguese
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
Yearly fees: Not public

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Portuguese
Native English and Portuguese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Portuguese)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Rua Dâmaso Encarnação, 29 8700-249 Olhão - Portugal
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Number of students

Around 260-280 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Around 5-7 nationalities among our students

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

Around 20% of our total students are international

Native English and Portuguese speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and Portuguese


Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese Studies follow the Portuguese Education Ministry programme and offer either Spanish, German or French from Year 7 upward as a third language.
English Studies follow the Cambridge programme and do not teach a third language.
German, Spanish and French clubs are available for all students.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

16-20 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom


Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes. CBR is fully equipped to do online or hybrid classes at any given moment through Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft 365 suite.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

CBR is not bound to any religion

External examinations or assessments available

English Studies complete the Cambridge Assessment English exams. Portuguese Studies complete the Cambridge English Qualitications in Years 6 and 9 and the Portuguese National Exams

Results in these examinations

Students rank high in these examinations

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

1 hour per day

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

CBR has a Technical and Pedagogical Office consisting of a Special Needs Teacher, a Special Needs Teaching Assistant and a team of specialized therapists. The teacher and assistant provide both in-class support for special leaning needs children, and extra specialized classes. The therapists provide speech therapy and occupational therapy sessions.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The school monitors the students and their academic progress closely, as well as any aptitudes they might show (music, sports, IT, etc.). Students at a higher level than average are provided with tools to advance in the curriculum, always with the approval of the family. Students are encouraged to exercise their talents by joining regional and national competitions, teams and bands.

Student access to education psychologist

Colégio Bernardette Romeira offers Psychology and Guidance Services, which has the presence of a specialized technician ready to help its students whenever they, their teachers and/or members of the educational community deem necessary.

Entry evaluation for students

Acceptance of the student into the school is not dependant on any evaluation. However, CBR can test new students to ascertain their academic knowledge and capabilities, and help parents make a decision regarding placement.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)


Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

9 AM

School finish time

For English Studies, usually 4.30 PM. For Portuguese Studies, most days end at 4.30 PM, but they can have classes until 5.30 PM maximum (and some free afternoons).

Supervised care before/after school

School is open from 8 AM to 7 PM. Students can come to school from 8 AM forward and stay at school after the school day until 7 PM. The school has staff watching over all playground areas until 6.30PM, and then the remaining students are taken to the library, where a technician watches over them and does activities with them until 7 PM.

School bus service available

Yes, for an additional fee

School provided lunches

Yes, at an extra fee

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

CBR provides vegan meal options

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

- Karate, Basketball, Handball and Gymnastics teams
- Ceramics Club
- Journalism Club
- Drama Club
- Languages Clubs (Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and German)
- FIRST Lego League
- The Inventors
- One-on-one Musical Instrument Classes (Piano, Guitar, Drums, Singing)
- Study Group

Sports activities included

Portuguese and English studies both have Physical Education classes, in which they can explore a plethora of sports.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes; CBR has Karate, Basketball, Handball and Gymnastics teams that participate and regional and national sports competitions.

Facilities at the school

CBR has a fully-equipped auditorium, a library, two science and chemistry labs, a piano classroom, a specialized music classroom and a specialized IT classroom.

Sports facilities at the school

CBR has two indoor gyms and two outdoor sports fields.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Colégio Bernardette Romeira's mission is to educate for Freedom and Independence. CBR provides a warm, welcoming environment and prides itself in being like a family to its students.

Teachers and staff not only provide state-of-the-art in education, but also teach students confidence in their abilities, empathy, compassion, curiosity and a globalized/international understanding of the World - qualities that foment lifelong learning and are crucial for their academic, personal and interpersonal success and a fulfilling life.

Teaching approach of the school

CBR has a transdisciplinary, teamwork-oriented approach to teaching. Guided by the subjects of the curriculum, classes revolve around the students' natural curiosity and draw connections between various subjects under one theme. Teamwork is encouraged and plays a central role in completing tasks. Students are encouraged to ask questions, do their own research, posit theories and discuss their ideas.

Portuguese Studies and English Studies' students share the same spaces and are encouraged to interact and find ways to communicate despite possible language barriers, which stimulates their problem-solving skills and immerses them in different languages and cultures.

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