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International Sharing School - Madeira

International Sharing School - Madeira

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

+351 291 773 218



International Sharing School - Madeira
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1980
Status Private
Principal Júlia Ladeira Santos
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-16 years
Number of pupils 250
Day fees per annum €5,700 - €10,950 per annum
Average Class Size 18 max
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBMYP, IBPYP
MYP Coordinator Olga Put
PYP Coordinator Jenie Noite
Associations IB

The International Sharing School is a highly respected school on the lovely island of Madeira, Portugal. The school offers the PYP and the MYP programmes, teaching students aged 3 to 16, currently representing 23 different nationalities and with teachers from 8 different countries, in an international, multilingual and multicultural environment.

With 40 years of experience in international education, International Sharing School offers both the PYP and MYP, thus being the only IB World School in Madeira offering both programmes.

We are dedicated to achieving enjoyment and excellence in education for all.

As we continue to follow our ethos statement - "The passion of learning, the pride of teaching" - International Sharing School aims to provide an excellent and continuous international educational experience, in order to develop enquiring knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

International Sharing School offers a curriculum focused on personal and professional development, preparing students for an increasingly global, competitive, multicultural and multilingual world.

Students begin their school learning at 3 years of age in a bilingual environment, with educators who are English and Portuguese native speakers, so that by the age of 6 they enter PYP 1 with a sound billingual foundation. The language of instruction throughout the school is English and we offer daily lessons of the host country's language, Portuguese, for all students. In addition, the academic curriculum includes the teaching of German, Spanish, French, Mandarin and Russian. Students, therefore, are able to move to upper secondary and university education, having had the opportunity to learn, with a great degree of fluency, at least 5 of the 7 languages we offer.

We are very proud of our learning-journey and the traditions we have created. We are innovative and always strive to reflect the best of current practices and adapt to the demands of an ever-changing world.

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions and has high significance as a long-term family investment. We offer a happy, enthusiastic and effective learning environment, combined with the expectation of challenging work experiences and high standards.

We encourage each and every student to fulfil their potential both academically and as a person in readiness for them to take their place successfully in the world of today and for the future.