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Carlucci American International School of Lisbon

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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €9,692
to: €20,532
Address: Rua António Dos Reis, 95 Linhó, Sintra 2710-301 Portugal
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Portuguese, American

Ratio of local students to international students

40% local : 60% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese, French, Spanish, Mandarin

Max. number of students per class

Classes in Early Childhood 3, 4, and 5 year olds are usually limited to 20. Early childhood classes have two classroom teachers, one native English speaker and one native Portuguese speaker. In Grades 1 through 12, class sizes are also usually limited to 20, but some classes are significantly smaller, depending on the subject taught and the needs of the children.

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is widely used to support and enhance learning. Each student in Grades 6 through 12 became eligible to check-out a school laptop for his/her use during the year; Grades 2 through 5 had laptops assigned on a 1:1 ratio for student use at school.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

CAISL is a non-sectarian school and students and teachers come from many different countries and ethnic ancestries, races, and religions. The school community will go beyond tolerance to treasure differences and look upon them as an opportunity for learning which will enrich each individual and promote personal growth. Students will be taught about religion as part of their studies of art, music, literature, history, social studies, and other academic disciplines where religious influences are apparent.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

In 2017 there were 48 graduating seniors: 21% matriculated into American Universities, 33% into British Universities, 23% into Portuguese Universities, 13% into Dutch Universities, and 6% into universities elsewhere in the world. Two students of the graduating seniors took a gap year, both to pursue military service.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

Learning support offered

The Learning Support Program is designed to help students with mild learning difficulties work towards successful completion of CAISL academic requirements.
*Small Group Instruction
*Regular Monitoring of Progress
*Formal Accommodations
*Executive Functioning Skills
*Literacy Skills
*Mathematics Skills
*Reaching Grade Level Academic Expectations

Waiting list

In many grades, our Waiting Lists are quite long.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

As an international school, CAISL has students entering and leaving at all points during the school year. Therefore, CAISL has “rolling admissions” which means that students can be accepted and can enter at any point in the school year. Ideally, for ease of academic and social transition, entry at the beginning of an academic “quarter” or the “semester” is ideal but not required.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

CAISL provides child care without charge after school from 15:4 to 16:15 Monday through Friday for students in the Early Childhood and Elementary excluding half days. After 4.15PM there is a fee for this service. Children must be picked up promptly by 17:45.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Gymnastics, gardening and cooking, animation and Lego club, yoga, basketball, ballet, arts and crafts, soccer, Hip Hop, diving into stories, Zumba, Portuguese, cooking, experimenting art club, hands on technology, karate, scientific illustration, volleyball, cross stitching club, girl scouts, Marimba band, office hours, fusion dance, photography, fine art, DJ'ing and techies club.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, playground, 2 turf soccer pitches, outdoor basketball court.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Carlucci American International School of Lisbon is a student-centered educational community in which the school challenges itself and each other to do its best and to makes positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world.

Teaching approach of the school

CAISL is committed to:

Providing an enriching, varied and effective program of academics, arts, and athletics that inspires learners to strive for individual and collective excellence.

Promoting life-long learning in a meaningful context through active inquiry, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Providing a caring and safe environment that supports diverse learner needs.

Promoting active, responsible local and global citizenship.

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