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IB and American
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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 13 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €9,947
to: €20,909
Address: Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa, No 9, 1800-255 Lisbon, Portugal
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

30% national | 70% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

There are various levels of English Language Learning support offered, there are also various language acquisition tracks for Portuguese.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese, additional electives (from 6 grade): Mandarin, German, French and Spanish

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?


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 throughout the school, all high school programs are based on external examinations, or are externally accredited

Results in these examinations

School opened in September 2020

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Varies, but allows for a balanced out-of-school program

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

The offered IB diploma will allow our students to apply for higher education (universities) worldwide and we estimate that the vast majority of students will pursue this path.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Specialized support programs are available but not all kinds of learning needs can be supported - this has to be 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 to be 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

Yes, placement tests will be conducted and recommendations may be required if applicable

Brief description of entry evaluation required

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

Waiting list

School opened in September 2020, there are limited spaces available.

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 enrolment will be reviewed on an individual basis.

School start time

08:00 am

School finish time

15:30 (after school activities run until 17:30, except on thurdays).

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, the school provides after school care from 17:30 to 18:30 (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.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

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

Sports activities included

There is a stream of physical education and personal, social health education (PSHE) integrated in the core curriculum and based on US-standards.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We are planning to build sports team competing with other schools.

Sports facilities at the school

We have outside sports fields (soccer, basketball) and indoor gym. In close proximity to the school are further multi-use sports facilities, a swimming pool, including access to water sports at Park of Nations.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

In establishing the United Lisbon International School, a strong passion for families and the younger generation combines with long-standing experience and a successful track record in international education. This is deeply embedded in our philosophy to nurture the individual learner: by providing a rich environment of opportunities to grow academically as well as personally; working towards globally acknowledged IB diploma that open doors to university or other higher education institutions; already gathering real-life experiences and entrepreneurial skills to make a difference in tomorrow’s world; and being able to forge positive personal relations in a globalized society.

With our vision “to empower and inspire the younger generation for a sustainable world”, United Lisbon will provide rigorous academic programs, a strong focus on the skills and values our children will need to be successful in tomorrow’s world, the 21st century and beyond, as well as its commitment to the purpose of a sustainable and equitable world. Our modern pedagogy creates a student-centered learning ecosystem that instils relevant skills through guided-inquiry, collaborative learning, and seamless integration of technology, to strengthen and further personalize the learning experience of each individual student.

Teaching approach of the school

We offer education that matters tomorrow: a school providing education inspired by and fit for the 21st century; an international education founded on rigorous standards of excellence, seamlessly integrating technology into the learning environment. We want our students to embrace the opportunities created in tomorrow’s world.


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