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St. Peter’s International School

Boarding School - Day School
Europe, Palmela, Portugal

Overview

At St Peter’s International School, we are dedicated to building futures through competitive, high-quality education that prioritises the child’s integral development. Our mission is to build self-reliant, critical, creative students, who have the necessary skills and abilities to perform well at a personal, social and professional level, thus allowing them to pursue their studies, and actively integrat...
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Gender

Co-Education

Nationalities

42 different nationalities

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Nr of students

1531 students

Foundation

Founded in 1993

Accreditations

Goethe Institute, IB Diploma Programme, Cambridge Assessment, Instituto Cervantes

Academics

PRE-SCHOOL

We prepare our children for their future education. We encourage a strong relationship between the families of our young students and the school while focusing on developmental objectives and the individual needs of our young explorers.

Nursery (from 4 months to 2 years old)

Scientific research is clear that the benefits of excellent Early Years learning are transformative for later learning. An Early Years education does not just prepare children for primary years and beyond, it gives those children a significant advantage for accelerated future learning.

Kindergarten (from 3 to 5 years old)

In our bilingual Kindergarten, experienced and competent educators play a guiding role in the learning process as children gain emerging skills. They support the children’s interests and motivations by planning, creating and preparing situations that foster development through exploration and problem-solving.

PRIMARY (from 6 to 10 years old)

Our Primary School centres its provision on the values of academic and moral excellence while promoting language proficiency in English and competence across the Primary Years curriculum. Children flourish in a vibrant environment that supports personal development and helps to form capable, successful, confident and responsible students.

Curriculum Options: Portuguese or Cambridge International (Grade 1 in Sep’23)

JUNIOR (from 11 to 12 years old)

Junior School students are encouraged to work in groups and communicate in various languages, adopting a collaborative work ethic that promotes digital literacy, divergent thinking and the ability to resolve problems in class and socially with peers. Creativity and analytical thinking play a significant role at this stage, and educators seek to develop positive relationship skills, sports engagement and artistic skills.

Curriculum Options: Portuguese or Cambridge International (Grade 5 in Sep’23)

MIDDLE

At our Middle School students are challenged to work with increasing autonomy as they transition to a context that develops pedagogical rigour. Structured into several topics, subject material encourages a critical approach to research and learning while offering the intellectual and relational challenge necessary for learner development. Adopting a holistic approach to education, Middle Years students access rich experiences outside the classroom environment, with excursions and overseas exchange opportunities.

Curriculum Options: Portuguese or Cambridge International (including IGCSE 1)

SECONDARY

Our Secondary school supports the creation of an exceptional personalised curriculum tailored to their academic interests and an extensive language programme. Throughout this stage, Secondary students develop soft skills that enrich their understanding of their chosen subject areas and make learning meaningful and relevant to their everyday lives. Additionally, the specialist support provided to orient their school career towards higher education helps students to make a conscious choice of the university course they wish to follow.

Curriculum Options: Portuguese Secondary Education or IGCSE (2) and IB Diploma (1 & 2)

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Dance (ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance); Individual sports (swimming, tennis, artistic skating, fencing, gymnastics); Languages (Spanish, Hebrew, Mandarin); Martial Arts (judo, karate, krav-maga); Musical Instruments (accordion, drums, flute, classical guitar, electric guitar, piano, saxophone, ukulele, violin); Singing (individual, groups and St Peter’s Choir); Team sports (basketball, football, handball, rugby, volleyball); Technology (The Inventors)

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Enrolment period open all year round

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1531 students

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At St Peter’s International School, we are dedicated to building futures through competitive, high-quality education that prioritises the child’s integral development.

Our mission is to build self-reliant, critical, creative students, who have the necessary skills and abilities to perform well at a personal, social and professional level, thus allowing them to pursue their studies, and actively integrate into a rapidly changing and increasingly globalised society.

At St Peter’s, we welcome children from 4 months old, offering a personalised programme and a bilingual curriculum from Kindergarten, with the option of the National Portuguese or the International Curriculum from Grade 1, including the IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme. Academic excellence is guaranteed in both curricula: St Peter’s is a well-established school with proven outstanding academic results in both the national and the international exams, ensuring access to top-tier universities in Portugal and abroad.

Conveniently located only 30 minutes from Lisbon’s city centre, our 37,000 m2 campus boasts exceptional academics, arts, and sports facilities, including three football fields, one rugby pitch, and two tennis courts.

As an extension of our commitment to excellence, St Peter’s is also home to the first boarding school in the area, and the only one in Portugal. This allows students to have access to our top-quality education while developing life skills and fostering lifelong friendships. Families living abroad can now provide their children with an international, individualised education in a safe environment and location.

Finally, as an Inspired school, our students have access to the world's best practices in education, outstanding arts and sports programmes, state-of-the-art facilities, and exchange programmes, enriching their educational experience even further.

Join us at St Peter’s International School and let us help your child unlock their full potential and thrive in an ever-changing world.

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