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IB, British, and Portuguese
Ages 1 to 18

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CurriculumsIB, British, and Portuguese
Leaving qualificationsIGCSE and IB Diploma
Languages of instructionEnglish and Portuguese
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instruction English and Portuguese
Native English and Portuguese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Portuguese)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €6,681
to: €15,520
Address: Quinta dos Barreleiros Volta da Pedra 2950-201, Palmela, Portugal

St. Peters International School accepts students from 4 months of age.

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

75% Portuguese students in the entire school. Approximately 50% of students in the International Section are Portuguese.

Native English and Portuguese speaking teachers

Yes for 1st Languages.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Portuguese


Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Mandarin, German, Latin

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Interactive Smartboards, BYOD Programme

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?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma Programme, IGCSE

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on age: from Primary onwards 15 – 90 minutes daily.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Over 95%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Study skills, academic guidance, emotional support, specialized pedagogical support, counselling, referrals.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Specific further development programmes.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

English language assessment for the IGCSE and IB programmes in the International Section

Brief description of entry evaluation required

An assessment of ability in English in order to ensure that students can access the International Programme.

Waiting list

Yes in certain Grades.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Enrolments accepted all year but April 6th for current families to guarantee a place for the next year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

4:45pm - 5:30pm (depending on Grade)

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

Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Judo, Karate, Rugby, Krav Maga, Football, Swimming, Adaptation to Water, Rhythmic Dance, Classical Ballet, Zumba, Hip-Hop, Drama, Capoeira, Piano, Saxophone, Drums, Violin, Ukulele, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Flute, Choir, The Inventors, Photography and more each year depending on availability.

Sports activities included

Footbal, Handball, Rugby, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton, Dance, Climbing, Judo, Gymnastics, Cross-country, Track and field athletics,

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library / Study Space, 4 fully-fitted laboratories, covered multi-sports pavilion and dedicated gym spaces with locker rooms / showers, 300 seat auditorium, art rooms, ICT rooms, dance studio, drama room, canteen and bar, tennis court, football pitch, rugby pitch, didactic garden, school supplies store, reprographics room.

Sports facilities at the school

Rugby/Football piches; Exterior multi-sports area; Tennis courts; Exterior handball and basketball court; Multi activities stadium; Climbing Wall; Judo/Gymnastics indoor areas; Kindergarten indoor areas.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

St. Peter’s International School aims to encourage all students develop each of their personal talents and skills, promoting creativity and imagination, international mindedness and respect, so as to ultimately enable each student to reach their objectives and fulfill their goals.

Teaching approach of the school

We believe in the excellence of education, based on approaches to teaching which greatly extend beyond the sphere of subject areas, aiming to provide students with the ability to adapt to different linguistic, social, cultural and scientific backgrounds.

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