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British and Portuguese curriculums
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsBritish and Portuguese
Languages of instructionEnglish and Portuguese
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 23 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €5,720
to: €10,820
Address: Sitio das Quintinhas, 8125-911 Loulé, Portugal

CIV teaches two curricula: the Portuguese National Curriculum, in the Portuguese Studies and the British National Curriculum (adapted) / Cambridge International Curriculum in the English Studies.
The fees shown here are for English studies.
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Number of students

650

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Max. number of students per class

26

Average number of students per class

23

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and Portuguese speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Portuguese

All students who have little or no contact with the English language and enter the English Studies take English as an additional Language.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese, English, French, Russian

Use of technology in the classroom

CIV’s constant concern for educational innovation led to the implementation, in 2006, of an integration project for new technologies in the classroom. The school has invested in new technologies, equipping all classrooms with projectors, interactive whiteboards, teacher training, Wireless Internet and the installation of a Moodle platform. Lessons have become more dynamic with the use of laptops in the classroom.

Interactive methods within each subject, combined with the project methodology (individual and group research projects) has led to a development in student learning. Research Methods and Techniques, knowledge of research tools, data processing and image manipulation has contributed greatly to create an enthusiasm for research, organisation of information, supporting points of view, diversifying sources of information and, of course, the presentation of results.

This approach, of using information and communication technologies in an educational context, stimulates self-confidence, independence and cooperative learning.

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)

The school is fully equipped for remote and hybrid teaching and learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, students may start in the middle of the academic year, however will be subject to entrance exams depending on the year of entry. Entry at the beginning of the year is desirable for full integration into the year group and acquisition of core skills.

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge Assessment International Education: Primary Checkpoint, Secondary Checkpoint, IGCSE, A-Levels

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, CIV integrates children with special educational needs, relying on joint cooperation between the school and the family. Special arrangements are established with the family and according to each child's needs.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

09:00

School finish time

Between 16:05 and 16:50, depending on age group

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art, basketball, dance, eco-club, football, golf, music, drama, tennis

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Cross-country, grass football pitch, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Football pitches, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, handball court, gymnasium

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Vilamoura International School is the most prestigious educational institute (Pre-school, Primary School and Secondary School) in the South of Portugal, encompassing the Portuguese National, British (adapted) National and the Cambridge International curricula.

Teaching approach of the school

CIV teaches two curricula: the Portuguese National Curriculum, in the Portuguese Studies and the British National Curriculum (adapted) / Cambridge International Curriculum in the English Studies.

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