Nobel International School Algarve

Nobel International School Algarve is the largest private school group in the south of Portugal, offering a co-educational day and boarding school with multiple locations for pupils aged 3 to 18.

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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 13 IB World Schools, which all teach in English. The International Baccalaureate Diploma is offered by 12 schools. 

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





Nobel International School Algarve

Apartado 80,
8401-901 Lagoa, Algarve,
Portugal

www.nobelalgarve.com

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

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Queen Elizabeth's School

Rua Filipe Magalhaes 1,
Alvalade,
1700-194 Lisboa,
Portugal

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Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

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Carlucci American International School of Lisbon

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

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

CLIB - The Braga International School

Rua da Igreja Velha – Gualtar,
4710-069 Braga,
Portugal

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

CLIP - Oporto International School

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

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

Colégio Atlântico

Av. da Ponte lt 356/A,
Pinhal de Frades,
2840-167 Seixal, Lisbon,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

Colégio Luso-Internacional do Centro

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

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

Colégio Mira Rio

Estrada de Telheiras 113,
1600-768 Lisbon,
Portugal

Girls, Day.

Colegio Planalto

Rua Armindo Rodrigues 28,
1600-414 Lisbon,
Portugal

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

Colégio Santiago Internacional

Praça Zacarias Guerreiro 29,
8800-391 Tavira, Faro,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Escola da APEL

Caminho dos Saltos 6 ou Rua do Til 69,
9050-219 Funchal, Madeira,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

Greene's Tutorial College, Estoril

Rua D. Afonso Henriques no. 1614,
2765-576 Estoril, Lisbon,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

International Christian School of Cascais

Av. de Sintra 1154,
2755-322 Cascais, Lisbon,
Portugal

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

International Preparatory School

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

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

International School of Palmela

Av. Vila Amélia, Lote 171-172,
Cabanas,
2950-805 Quinta do Anjo, Setúbal,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

International Sharing School - Madeira

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

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

International Sharing School - Taguspark

Av. Dr. Mário Soares 14,
2740-119 Porto Salvo, Lisbon,
Portugal

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

Lisbon Montessori School

Rua de Santana 1696,
Alto do Cobre,
2750-833 Cascais, Lisbon,
Portugal

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

Lycée Français International de Porto

R. Gil Eanes 27,
4150-348 Porto,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Oeiras International School

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

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

Oporto British School

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

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

PaRK International School - Restelo

Av. das Descobertas 21,
1400-091 Lisbon,
Portugal

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

Prime School Estoril

Rua Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
2765-043 Estoril, Lisbon,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Prime School Lisbon

19, R. Calçada Ribeiro Santos,
1200-769 Lisbon,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

Prime School São Pedro do Estoril

Av. Marginal 435,
02765-315 Estoril, Lisbon,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

Prime School Sintra

R. Mestre Neves 20,
2710-422 Sintra, Lisbon,
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, Lisbon,
Portugal

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

St James' Primary School

Rua dos Depósitos de Água 339,
2750-561 Cascais , Lisbon,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

St Julian's School

Quinta Nova,
2775-588 Carcavelos e Parede, Lisbon,
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, Setúbal,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day.

United Lisbon International School

Avenida Marechal Gomes da Costa 9,
1800-255 Lisbon,
Portugal

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

Vale Verde International School

Apartado 125,
8601-927 Luz, Lagos, Faro,
Portugal

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Vilamoura International School

Apartado 856,
8125-911 Vilamoura, Faro,
Portugal

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