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Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumIB
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 15 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €10,000
to: €18,700
Address: Rua Maria Brown, Outeiro de Polima 2785-816, São Domingos de Rana, Portugal
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Number of students

611

Number of nationalities represented in the school

43

Most common nationality

Portuguese

Ratio of local students to international students

240/611

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

15

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, Mandarin, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Students, have access to ipads and laptops to use in school or at home, classrooms have interactive boards.

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

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

No

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For applications to Grade 6 and above, your child will be asked to complete an online placement test (CAT Test).

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

90%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

An average of 31 total points in the IB full Diploma

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

The Advancement Centre at St. Dominic’s believes that helping students to achieve their full academic potential is a whole school responsibility. SDIS recognises that individual needs vary and therefore provide an individual approach that is tailored to each student’s needs, both in the classroom and in small group settings.

The school's experienced team of teaching and learning support staff, includes an on-site psychologist who provides psycho-educational assessment and counselling services. SDIS also collaborates closely with specialists within the local community, including speech and occupational therapists, who are able to support the specialised needs of students. The school's team supports students across all grade levels, cooperating closely with mainstream teachers and parents to achieve the best possible outcome for each student.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8h20

School finish time

15h30

Supervised care before/after school

After school supervision suspended due to COVID 19 pandemic

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Yoga and mindfulness, fun Math, storytelling and writing, dance, football, volleyball, Spanish, ballet, karate, arts and crafts, Lego club, board games, French, surf lessons, chess, badminton, inventors, tennis, hip hop, fun music, arts and jewellery, photography, radio club, eco club, pottery and painting, robotics, piano, guitar, singing, science, philosophy, sewing, Krav Maga, design, Arabic, fitness, touch rugby.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

Two multi-use Gymnasiums and Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, and Badminton areas.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

St. Dominic’s International School is a highly respected and well known international school, and is the only school in Portugal authorised to offer all three programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

Teaching approach of the school

The mission of SDIS is to nurture people and cultivate international mindedness and a sense of global citizenship by offering a quality international education which develops the unique intellectual, social, physical, emotional, moral and spiritual characteristics inherent in each person.

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