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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 16
Boarding available
Yearly fees: Not public
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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 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

Address: Caminho dos Saltos 6, 9050-219 Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal

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

Portuguese, Brazilian, Chinese, British and German.

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, German, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese and English

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Yes, all our classrooms are equipped with a Promethean Interactive Board

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, we are prepared to offering school lessons through Microsoft Teams to all students' community

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, if they feel necessary

Approximate hours of homework given

When assigned homework, students have a week to complete it allowing them to manage their time, thus installing ATL skills such as Self-management and Research skills

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We have on-site psychologists that work with our students and teacher to make sure all students receive adequate support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

As we have small groups of students in each classroom, our teachers are able to differentiate the learning levels inside the classroom. We have our gifted and talented students to help students with more difficulties, thus promoting caring and open-minded values

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

No, we conduct interviews with the Student and the Family

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Year-round enrolment

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Judo, Karate, Ballet, Tennis, Football, Horse Riding, Yoga e Surfing

Sports activities included

Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Athleticism and Swimming

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, our student participate in sports competitions with other schools.

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, Football pitch.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International Sharing School Madeira offers a welcoming, modern and innovative atmosphere in its space, methodology and philosophy.

Offering an International Education based on the International Baccalaureate Framework. students at ISSM face a dynamic, challenging curriculum, taught by motivated teachers, focused in building a better world.

Teaching approach of the school

ISSM aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and open-minded lifelong learners who aspire to build a better tomorrow, through a supportive, respectful and caring environment promoting learning through sharing

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