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CityLisbon
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 18 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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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

38

Most common nationality

Portuguese followed by brazilian and english

Ratio of local students to international students

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

Native English and Portuguese speaking teachers

Yes

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.
We also divide students into first and second language (for English and for Portuguese)

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish and French

Max. number of students per class

18 to 22 (different per secction)

Average number of students per class

16/20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

In some grades yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Laptops and Projectors are present in every class; notes are handwritten in most classes; Microsoft teams and Mebook are used for support.

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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge international

Results in these examinations

For now only have the IGCSEs results and not ALevels

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

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 and ALevels homework 4/5 times a week and around 60'.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We don't have this data yet, because we will only have our finalist group this year.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

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

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Only for students starting 7th grade up, when we apply an english assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English proficiency test

Waiting list

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

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registrations start in March

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8.30 and 8.45 depending on the grade level

School finish time

3:30 ot 4:30 depending on the grade level

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School bus service available

No

School provided lunches

Yes

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. We have special diets.

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Creative dance, piano, guitar, drums, bass and singing, karate, soccer, outdoor activities, inventors, arts, parkour, french, voleyball, basketball, drama

Sports activities included

PE and Yoga

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, soccer, voleyball, basketball, chess

Facilities at the school

Library, science labs, arts labs, amphitheater, vegetable garden,

Sports facilities at the school

Playground; sports fields; trampolines, salckline

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Aprendizes is an inclusive active learning school in Cascais, Portugal.
We educate for change.
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

Our approach is an active learning one. We develop the student as a totalitty.
Aprendizes offers the Portuguese curriculum till 6th grade with a bilingual approach. After that our students move to the Cambridge Lower and Upper Secondary. At grades 9th and 10th they follow the IGCSE and at 11th and 12th the A level curriculum. We are certificated to have the equivalence in Portugal.

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