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American and Christian
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
Reviews: 4.8
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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 12 students / class
Maximum 12 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Avenida de Sintra, 1154 2750-494 Cascais Portugal
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

American, South African, Greek, British, Chinese, Angolan and Brazilian

Ratio of local students to international students

ICSC only has international students.

Native English speaking teachers

Majority are native English speakers, though all our teachers are fluent in English

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have ESL classes, individual support during the school day and after school tutoring

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese for KG-G8; High School currently has 6 different language options to choose from.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Laptops, online courses, and educational programs.

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)

Our staff and students are fully prepared for distance learning (lockdown situations). During the lockdown, we continued with our school program, with live teacher-led classes from Kindergarten to High School. When we have the benefit of having lessons at school, we take full advantage of this time to really connect with our students, and give them as much as we can - and this doesn't only mean academically. Many families are battling with the effects of Covid, and it certainly affects the children as well. With this in mind, we keep a close eye on all our students (youngest to oldest), to ensure that emotionally they are supported as well.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Christian. Students do not have to be of the Christian faith to attend our school, but must be respectful of our beliefs.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

All are treated with respect.

External examinations or assessments available

SAT / ACT & IELTS. Our High School program includes Honors and AP courses as well.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. During lockdown however, we try to minimise homework so as to limit the time students' screentime.

Approximate hours of homework given

This is depending on the grade level

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%. Some have obtained entrance with bursaries. Our High School program is fully accredited by Cognia, ACSI and NCAA.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No, however we do try to help students if we are able to do so.

Student access to education psychologist

We have a protocol with a local child development clinic.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

English and Mathematics skills are tested

Waiting list

Sometimes - depending on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

All year enrollment

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

If needed, this can be arranged with the school office

School bus service available

Yes (Cascais to Lisbon area)

School provided lunches

We have a restaurant service or they may bring meals from home.

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

Students may bring meals from home.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Varies from year to year. Popular activities are Judo, Tennis, Chess club, Taekwondo, computer club, piano & drums and Art crafts

Sports activities included

Physical education lessons 2-3 times a week

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We participate in almost all the Cascais Municipal sports activities

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our students are taught in love and discipline. They are treated as individuals, each with their own characters. We grow together as a family, learning to accept and show tolerance for each others differences. Respect is very important. Aside from our staff, our Student School Council is always available to encourage and help other students. As a school we have a lot of interactive activities (like a sports day, international day, etc), which also helps with bonding.

Teaching approach of the school

Each student is unique and we strive to encourage and develop each student to achieve their full potential.


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