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Saint Dominic's International School, Portugal

Saint Dominic's International School, Portugal

Rua Maria Brown, Outeiro de Polima, 2785-816 S Domingos de Rana, Lisbon, Portugal

+351 21 444 0434



Saint Dominic's International School, Portugal
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1975
Status Private
Principal Stephen Blackburn
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 700
Day fees per annum €11,200 - €20,500 per annum
Average Class Size 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Maripaz Aguilera
MYP Coordinator Simon Downing
PYP Coordinator Edward Burt III
Associations ECIS, CIS, IB, NEASC, AEEP

St. Dominic's International School, Portugal, is a highly respected and well-known international school. It was the first and is currently one of the few schools in Portugal authorised to offer three of the International Baccalaureate Programmes: Primary (PYP), Middle (MYP), and the Diploma, and is celebrating its 26th year as an IB Continuum School.

Our commitment to the IB and its programmes is at the core of SDIS' educational philosophy of 'Nurturing and Educating International Minds'. The IB programmes encourage students to question perceived truths and beliefs and reflect on their place in, and contribution to, the society in which they live.

Although the original founders of the school left in 2010, the current owners still maintain the connection with the Dominican values which are imbedded within the school and the Veritas Motto.

The principle of inquiry based learning ensures that students develop into independent learners, equipped to embrace both the challenges and opportunities they will face throughout their lives. Situated 15 kilometers from central Lisbon, in the district of Cascais, St. Dominic's is a private, non-selective, coeducational day school serving students aged 3 to 18 years in the international community, through the medium of English. We currently have 52 nationalities amongst our student population, making us a truly international school.

The school is housed in three one-storey buildings. In addition to 48 classrooms, it has a self-contained nursery and kindergarten for our youngest students, two gym halls, three art rooms, two libraries, five science and technology laboratories, two music rooms and a drama studio. Our ICT facilities include both dedicated ICT suites as well as portable devices. We have an excellent reputation for sport, and have facilities for football, basketball and volleyball on site; a wide range of other sports are played using outside facilities.

The junior school offers: English, Portuguese, mathematics, social studies, information technology, art, music, PE and social education through the curriculum of the PYP from nursery to grade 5. In the senior school, students in grades 6 to 10 study the MYP, and in grades 11 and 12 we prepare students for the full diploma or for diploma courses. Our students go on to study at prestigious universities and colleges around the World.

Classes begin in early September and run to the end of June with breaks for Christmas and Easter and shorter mid-term breaks.