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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 19 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €9,108
to: €12,852
Address: Rua dos Depósitos de Águas. 2750-561 Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Portuguese followed by english and brazilian.

Ratio of local students to international students

Although we have many differente nationalities, I would consider them all local as they are families that live in Portugal and intend to stay here

Max. number of students per class

16; since we are now opening a 2 nd class per grade, in the grades where we still have one class this number can go till 22.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

In some grades yes

Native English and Portuguese speaking teachers

Yes. Most of them are bilingual.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Portuguese

We offer portuese for foreigners to all our foreign students. Besides these group classes they can for an extra chagre have individual portuguese classes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish and French

Use of technology in the classroom

Laptops and Projectors are present in every class; notes are handwritten; Microsoft teams is used for homework

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, we use Microsoft Teams

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

This depends a lot on the grades; in primary years normally 1 or 2 a week and no more than 20'; from 5th till 8th grade it increases gradually but usual is twice a week and no more than 45'; starting IGCSE homework 4/5 times a week and around 60'.

Uniform required

Yes, upper parts

Waiting list

Yes, but it is renewed yearly. We dont keep a waiting list from one year to the other

Entry evaluation for students

Only for students starting IGCSE, when we apply an english assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

An english assessment for IGCSE or A Level

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registrations start in March

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We dont have this data yet as we only started secondary education last year.

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge international

Results in these examinations

We dont have this information yet

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have a therapeutical team with psychologists, speach therapists, psycopedagogical support and occupation therapists. We support by creating individual support plans according to the students special individuals needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Exactly the same way. Creating an individual plan.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time


School finish time

16:00 or 16:30 depending on the grade level

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Creative dance, piano, guitar, drums, bass and singing, karate, swimming, tennis, soccer, outdoor activities, inventors, arts

School provided lunches


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

Yes. All our food is organic, everything cooked daily and fresh in the school's kitchen, 2 a week fish, 1 meet and 2 vegetarian.

Sports activities included

PE and Yoga

Sports facilities at the school

Playground; sports fields; our gym is under construction

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Not yet, as we were a smaller school with no sports facilities

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Aprendizes is an inclusive active learning school in Cascais, Portugal.
To be a safe space in which students experience teaching excellence on a daily basis. An approach that encourages individuality, and helps them to develop to their full potential.
We seek to develop balanced human beings to transform society in a collaborative way. We believe that in this way we can contribute to a better world, a society of conscious, responsible, respectful and free individuals.

Teaching approach of the school

Ous aprroach is an active learning one, meaning that we are a not a curriculum based scholl. We develop the student as a totalitty.
Aprendizes offers the Portuguese curriculum till 8th grade with a bilingual approach, meaning classes like PE, yoga, music and Arts are in English, and from 5th grade Aprendizes introduces Global Perspectives, also in English. At the end of 8th grade students can choose to finish the 9th grade in the Portuguese curriculum (the ones that make this choice have to leave Aprendizes after completing the 9th grade) or move to the Cambridge Secondary following the IGCSE and A level curriculum.

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