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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 16 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €11,074
to: €22,540
Address: Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, No 9, 1800-255 Lisbon, Portugal
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

20% national | 80% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

We provide English support for non-natives when deemed necessary and various language acquisition tracks for Portuguese.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese (curricular); Other can be provided as Extra Curricular Activity at an additional cost.

Max. number of students per class

18 (Early Childhood) to 22 (Primary, Middle and High School)

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes (Early Childhood)

Use of technology in the classroom

We apply modern and innovative pedagogy. Technology is seamlessly integrated into the learning environment to strengthen and personalize the learning experiences of each individual student.

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

There is no religious affiliations, all religions are welcome in an open atmosphere and with mutual respect.

External examinations or assessments available

Standardized tests are administered for IB DP students based on external examinations or, are externally accredited.

Results in these examinations

Our first IB DP students will graduate in June 2024.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

It varies, but it allows for a balanced personal life.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

The offered IB Diploma allows our students to apply for higher education (universities) worldwide and we estimate that most of our graduates will pursue this path.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Although we do provide some level of additional support, we are still working towards establishing a comprehensive SEN program in the future.
Specialized support programs are available but not for all kinds of learning needs – each case is assessed during the admissions process.

Learning support offered

Please inquire with our Admissions team.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

If a child is considered gifted and talented, their teachers should provide greater challenges in lessons, and perhaps offer further opportunities for them to develop their gifts or talents outside of the normal timetable. Also, to move a child to a grade above, the child’s emotional and social development levels and needs should be considered as well as their academic progress.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Placement tests are conducted, and recommendations may be required if

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Academic and behavioural background, language ability (English), and general admissions tests are administered.

Waiting list

There are limited spaces available. Please check availability with our Admissions team.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The admissions process is continuous throughout the year, depending on space available.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, however each application will be reviewed on an individual basis and admission is dependent on grade availability.

School start time

08:00 am

School finish time

3:30 pm (after school activities run until 5:30 pm).

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, the school provides after school care from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (at an additional cost).

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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

Some of these options can be provided upon previous request.

Uniform required

Only for Physical Education classes.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a variety of activities focusing on sports, STEAM, arts, global citizenship, entrepreneurship, etc. The activity program depends on grade level and year. Please check our website.

Sports activities included

Our Physical Education includes a stream of personal, social and health
education. We do not only focus on the mainstream sports and introduce different practices to our students.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Football, Volleyball and Basketball teams. Our students also compete in Regional Cross-Country.

Facilities at the school

Large and light classrooms, central learning hubs, library, science labs, arts workshops, maker space.

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor multi-sports fields (where PE classes take place) and an indoor gym
fully equipped for indoor practices.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At the heart of our establishment is a deep passion for families and the younger generation, combined with extensive experience and a proven track record in international education. Our philosophy is centered around nurturing each individual learner, offering them a diverse range of opportunities to grow both academically and personally.
We are committed to preparing our students for a globalized society by providing them with the globally recognized IB Diploma that opens doors to prestigious universities and other higher education institutions.
United Lisbon's ultimate vision is to empower and inspire the younger generation to create a sustainable world by offering rigorous academic programs that go beyond traditional learning, with a strong focus on equipping students with the skills and values necessary for success in the 21st century and beyond.
We are committed to fostering a sustainable and equitable world and instilling this commitment in our students.
Our modern pedagogy is designed to create a student-centered learning ecosystem. Through guided inquiry, collaborative learning, and seamless integration of technology, we aim to provide a personalized learning experience for each student. We believe that by incorporating these methods, we can develop relevant skills and foster a love for learning that will stay with our students throughout their lives.
At United Lisbon, we recognize the importance of real-life experiences and entrepreneurial skills. We strive to provide our students with practical opportunities to make a difference in tomorrow's world. By forging positive personal relations within our school community and beyond, we enable our students to thrive in a globalized society.

Teaching approach of the school

At our school, we strive to provide relevant and future-focused education. We believe in preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Our approach is rooted in rigorous standards of excellence and driven by the integration of technology into the learning environment. We are committed to offering an international education that empowers our students to embrace the limitless possibilities of tomorrow's world.

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