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Montessori curriculum
Ages 3 to 9

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Languages of instructionEnglish and Portuguese
Age RangeAges 3 to 9
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 21 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: 1229 Estrada Vale de Pedras 8200-317 Albufeira Portugal
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

English and French

Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English and Portuguese speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and Portuguese


Additional language classes offered by the school


Use of technology in the classroom

Within Montessori education exposure to technology is discouraged until age 6; from age 6 it is utilised in a controlled way for educational purposes.

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)


Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework in the traditional sense is not given. There may however be research projects that they may be required to do at home from age 6.

Approximate hours of homework given


Uniform required


Waiting list

Not at the moment

Entry evaluation for students

We will assess potential students when they meet the class teachers.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The class teacher will spend a little time with the new student to ensure they will fit into the class well.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Normally May but if there are spaces available it can be anytime.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We cannot tell this yet.

External examinations or assessments available

We do not do external examinations, all assessments are completed in-house.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Not at this time.

Learning support offered

There is an assistant in each class and each student will be assessed individually to determine if the teaching staff can meet their needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students


Student access to education psychologist

We can recommend one.

School start time

9:00 a.m. but doors open at 8:30 a.m.

School finish time

5:00 p.m. is the latest option but parents can choose between 12pm, 3:30 pm, 4pm or 5 pm.

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Yoga, Dance and Piano.

School provided lunches

Yes it is an option; lunch can also be bought from home.

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


Sports activities included

Gymnastics and PE

Sports facilities at the school

We have a multi-use sports pavilion in walking distance from the school.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Not at the moment.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Eden Montessori International School in Albufeira is the first of its kind in Portugal, offering authentic Montessori education in both English and Portuguese for children in groups of ages 3-6 years and 6-9 years.

Teaching approach of the school

Eden truly prepares children for the real world and not one stuck in the industrial age. Through an authentic Montessori offering Eden's students have a firm foundation with values grounded in respect, love and care for all, setting the stage for the world to be a better place.

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