Escola Internacional São Lourenço,
National, IB, curricula.
280 students, 3-18 yrs.
Caixa Postal 445N, Sitio Da Rabona, 8135, Almancil,
Tel: (+351) 289 398328
Fax: (+351) 289 398298
Escola Internacional São Lourenço is a day school
teaching an adapted version of the English National Curriculum.
The school is located in Almancil, to the west of Faro and close
to the developments of Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Dunas Douradas.
Students range in age from three years old in pre-school to 18
in the sixth form.
The school has a friendly atmosphere, small classes and provides
close attention to students' individual needs. There is a well-developed
special needs department, experienced in coping with difficulties
ranging from dyslexia to the teaching of English as a foreign language.
Computer studies is another area of excellence; students receive
computer lessons from the age of five upwards and many classrooms
have their own machines.
Throughout the infant and junior sections strong emphasis is placed
on numeracy and literacy skills. In addition all pupils receive
Portuguese and PE lessons.
Students in the secondary school are prepared for IGCSE, AS- and
A-level examinations. They sit IGCSEs at the end of Year 11 (age
16) and then have the opportunity to enter the Sixth Form to study
AS- and A-levels for university entrance.
A wide range of courses is offered to suit all students and so
far all of those who have graduated have been able to follow their
first choice of courses at university, college or occupation in
their home country.
In addition to School Certificate examinations, EISL is a Pitman
Qualifications Centre, allowing students to undertake additional
vocational subjects in the senior school.
Extra-curricular activities include a variety of sports, music,
science, art and computer clubs. In addition the school supports
students in the Prémio Infante Dom Henrique, a Portuguese
affiliate to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and encourages them
to become qualified First Aid Practitioners.