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CurriculumMontessori
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 12
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €7,690
to: €7,890
Address: Rua de Santana 1696, Alto do Cobre, Cascais
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Number of students

36

Number of nationalities represented in the school

12

Most common nationality

In addition to the Portuguese (25-30%), other students signed up and are all international (American, Irish, Swiss, Hong Kong, Japanese, Lithuanian, Spanish, British, Israeli, Vietnamese and French)

Ratio of local students to international students

30 % Portuguese

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese

Use of technology in the classroom

We use computers in the Elementary environment

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. Our School is using Google Classrooms as an online teaching platform.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is voluntary.

Approximate hours of homework given

1 hour

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Not yet

Entry evaluation for students

There is an interview with the family.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We want to assess the family's reasons for seeking alternative education for their child and their willingness to support our efforts.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

31 of August (depending on availability)

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, depending on vacancies.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

N/A

External examinations or assessments available

N/A

Results in these examinations

N/A (usually, Montessori students score higher on state exams than srtudents from traditional schools)

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

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

N/A

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Montessori teachers are qualified to work with children with special learning needs and in certain cases we require that the family provides an assistant to the child.

Learning support offered

Through holistic Montessori education, paying attention to the student's psychological needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through holistic Montessori education, which assumes no limits or program constraints on the student´s progress and learning.

Student access to education psychologist

No

School start time

8:15

School finish time

15.45

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports, cooking and arts

School provided lunches

We provide breakfast and snacks. Packed lunch is brought by students.

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

No

Sports activities included

Elementary students will attend gymnastics and football at a sports hall outside of our school facilities.

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor activities, ball pitch.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

LMS offers holistic Montessori education, which orients the student toward the path of independent learning endevours. Students work individually or in small groups and are guided through their choices of resources and presentations. LMS classrooms have the abundance of a wide range of Montesori learning materials, which cover most areas of life and science. The materials are available to students at all times. Montessori education is preparation for life as an aid to life.

Teaching approach of the school

The Montessori teacher is a guide, who helps the child on their learning journey. The guide spends much of the classroom time unobtrusively observing students to consider what their next step could be and to offer presentations of materials accordingly. She/he supports the students in their interactions with each other by modelling positive and respectful relationships with others. The focus is not on teacher teaching, but rather on children learning.

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