Oeiras International School

OIS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes for Years 6 to 13 (ages 10-18), where students with a range of abilities find success.

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International schools in Portugal

Search for the best international schools in Portugal; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum. 

A peaceful, developed country with a high standard of living, Portugal has attracted many expatriates from Britain and other northern European countries over recent decades. A wide range of international schools centred on Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve cater to foreign nationals and local elites. 

English-medium schools following the curriculums of Britain, the US and the International Baccalaureate Office predominate, but the vibrant sector also includes schools that offer French, German and Italian curriculums and teach in the respective languages. 

There are nine IB World Schools, which all teach in English. The International Baccalaureate Diploma is offered by eight schools, while three IB programmes are taught at one: Saint Dominic’s International School. High school boarding education leading to the IB Diploma is provided by Oeiras International School, which opened in 2010. 

Many private schools teach British, American or IB programmes alongside the Portuguese curriculum. Queen Elizabeth’s School, which was founded in 1935, teaches in English and Portuguese using the Content Language Integrated Learning method and offers the Cambridge International Primary Programme alongside Portugal’s primary school curriculum.

Parents are advised to check schools accreditation arrangements with bodies such as the Council of International Schools and Council of British International Schools.

Education is compulsory for 12 years from age six to 18 and free in the Portuguese-medium public system, which is divided in to basic and secondary stages. Ensino Basico has three cycles of four years, two years and three years respectively, leading to the Certificate of Basic Education. 

Ensino Secundario takes three years and is divided into general programmes with a choice of four broad, academic subject areas, technological programmes and artistically oriented programmes. Students who pass receive a diploma. Grades from national exams taken in years 11 and 12 are used to award university places. 

In 2015, net enrolment was 91 per cent at pre-primary level, 98 per cent at primary school and 94 per cent at secondary school, while gross tertiary enrolment was 62 per cent. The number of children not at school rose from 4,069 to 12,414 between 2009 and 2015. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Portugal, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org





Oeiras International School

Quinta Nossa Senhora da Conceicao,
Rua Antero de Quental no 7,
Barcarena,
2730-013,
Portugal

www.oeirasinternationalschool.com

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Queen Elizabeth's School

Rua Filipe Magalhaes 1,
Alvalade,
Lisboa,
1700,
Portugal

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Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

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Carlucci American International School of Lisbon

Rua Antonio dos Reis, 95,
Linhó,
Sintra,
2710-301,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

CLIB - The Braga International School

R da Igreja Velha - Gualtar,
4710-069 Braga,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

CLIP - Colegio Luso-Internacional do Porto

Rua de Vila Nova 1071,
4100 - 506,
Porto,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colégio Luso-Internacional do Centro

Rua D João Pereira Venâncio,
2430-291 Marinha Grande,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colegio Planalto

Rua Armindo Rodrigues, 28,
Lisbon,
1600-414,
Portugal

Boys, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Colegio Santiago Internacional

Praca Zacarias Guerreiro No 29,
Tavira,
8800 391,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Escola da A.P.E.L.

Caminho dos Saltos, nº 6,
Funchal,
9050-219,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

International Christian School of Cascais

Avenida de Sintra, 1154,
2750-494 Cascais,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International Preparatory School

Rua da Lagoa 171,
Bicesse,
Alcabideche,
2645-344,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

International School of Palmela

International School of Palmela Amelia Avenue,
Lot 171/172,
Quinta do Anjo,
2950-805,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

International Sharing School

Caminho Dos Saltos 6,
9050-219 Funchal,
Madeira,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Lycée Français de Porto Marius Latour

27 Rua Gil Eanes,
Porto,
4150-348,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

NOBEL International School Algarve

Apartado 80,
8401-901 Lagoa,
Algarve,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Oporto British School

Rua da Cerca 338,
Foz do Douro,
Porto,
4150-201,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Prime School - Portugal Cascais Campus

Rua Dr. António Dias Pinheiro, nº 22,
Cascais,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Prime School - Portugal Sintra Campus

Rua Mestre Neves nº 20,
Portela de Sintra,
Sintra,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Saint Dominic's International School, Portugal

Rua Maria Brown,
Outeiro de Polima,
2785-816 S Domingos de Rana,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St James' Primary School

Rua dos Depósitos de Agua, No 339,
Cobre,
2750-561 Cascais,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

St Julian's School

Secondary School,
Quinta Nova,
Carcavelos Codex,
2776-601,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

St. Peter's International School

Quinta dos Barreleiros CCI 3952,
Volta da Pedra - 2950-201,
Palmela,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

Vale Verde International School

Apartado 125,
Luz-Lagos 8601-907,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Vilamoura International School

Apartado 856,
8125 - 911 Vilamoura,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.