International Sharing School
Caminho Dos Saltos 6, 9050-219 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 773218
|Principal||Júlia Ladeira Santos|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-16|
|Number of pupils||150|
|Average Class Size||18 max|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBMYP, IBPYP|
|MYP Coordinator||Jane Gordon|
|PYP Coordinator||Jenie Noite|
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 38 years of experience of international education, the International Sharing School recently decided to embrace the challenge of IB education , receiving full authorisation one year ago for both PYP and MYP, thus becoming the only IB World School in Madeira for both phases.
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" - the 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.
The 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/or Portuguese native speakers, so that by the age of 6 they enter PYP 1 with a sound foundation of bilingualism. The language of instruction throughout the school is English but in respect to the host nation and, as the "heart" language for most of our students, there is a daily lesson of 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.