PaRK International School offers the most adequate programme for each age group and circumstance: bilingual education from the Early Learning School years until Grade 4, Cambridge (including the IGCSE), and finally the internationally acclaimed IB Diploma Programme. PaRK IS welcomes just over 2,000 students from 1 Year Old to Grade 12 in our three campuses in Lisbon, offering a very strong programme that allows for an individual plan for each student in a familiar yet dynamic environment, set on three purpose-built campuses in prime locations.
PaRK IS is concerned not only with academic excellence, but also with empowering children by providing them with the skills that will enable them to succeed in the 21st century. We want to teach and inspire our students to think for themselves, to solve problems using the resources they have at their disposal. Many of these students will have professions that do not yet exist, so they have to know how to adapt their knowledge and way of acting to the situations they will live in – PaRK IS teaches students to love learning.
Soft Skills training is paramount to guarantee our students success in a globalised world. Our unique Well-Being department is responsible for the Social Skills Programme and also guarantees that each student has their needs individually met – PaRK IS students receive personalised and well-rounded education from age 1 up until 18.
As an Inspired school, PaRK IS students are always encouraged to achieve excellence in everything they do: Inspired Education Group student results show the best IB Diploma grades across the world – providing access to top universities in Europe and the USA. Being part of this global education group also benefits our students, giving them access to outstanding arts and sports programmes, international experiences through the Exchange Programmes, and access to the best practices for academic excellence – especially important for the older students.
We offer a bilingual curriculum from the Early Learning School years until Grade 4, with the option to pursue a new English stream from Grade 1. From Grade 5, we offer the Cambridge curriculum (including the IGCSE for Grades 9 and 10), and finally, the internationally acclaimed IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12, ensuring that our students are well-prepared for their future endeavours.
Our Curriculum is demanding, innovative and dynamic, always searching for the world’s best practices and implementing the ones that best fit our students and their objectives, in all areas of their lives.
The school has an excellent Technology Programme, and its integration in every area of the curriculum is one of PaRK IS’ strengths – students and teachers are comfortable using it in teaching and learning in every situation.
At our school, on top of a very comprehensive Physical Education Programme, we offer our students a wide range of sporting and physical activities in an international environment (from in-house events such as Sports Day or Houses events to competing with other international schools), as these contribute to the development of their personality and to enrich their learning experience. In addition, we have an Inspired Sports Programme for student-athletes. This programme offers an individualised education for students from Grade 5 to Grade 12, whilst incorporating sports into their academic progress and school life. Students can dedicate themselves to their sport of choice, during the school timetable.
Finally, for a well-rounded education, our Creative and Performing Arts Programme is just another tool to help our students express their ideas and emotions, and so they have Arts, Drama and Music lessons as part of their curriculum.
Several extracurricular activities are available after school for the convenience of parents and the entertainment of children and teenagers. Through these activities, students have the opportunity to develop their interests in various areas while becoming more well-rounded individuals.
For the current school year, we offer a diverse range of activities, including Visual Arts, Dance (including Ballet, Hip Hop), PaRK Music Academy (Individual Singing, Choir, Music Production, Instruments - Violin, Piano, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Cello), Martial Arts (Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Taekwondo), Team Sports (Basketball, Football, Volleyball), Individual Sports (Fencing, Tennis, Swimming, Padel, Skating, Roller-skating, Surfing, Fitbox, Fitness Club, Gymnastics), Aloha (Maths), Technology (The Inventors, Minecraft, Coding), Chess, Why Lab (Science), Sewing, Drama, Musical Theatre, Study Room, Catechism, and French.