International Preparatory School (E.P.P.I. Lda)
National, IB, curricula.
200 students, 2-13 yrs.
(VAT PT 501 519 246), Rua do Boror 12, 2775-557,
Tel: (+351) 21 457 0149/3501
Fax: (+351) 21 457 3501
The International Preparatory School (IPS) is a co-educational
day school offering British primary education to children from two
years to thirteenyears. It is approved by the British Service Children's
Education Authority (SCEA). The National Curriculum Keystage 1 and
2 tests are assessed and verified by the relevant authorities. The
school is also a member of the Stichting 'Nederlands Onderwijs in
het Buitenland' (NOB) and the CITO test is administered. IPS serves
the needs of the international community from embassies to multinational
companies. The students represent 30 nationalities, 60% of whom
are native English speakers. Class size averages 18 students and
all pre-school and infant classes have two assistants.
The full standard range of subjects is taught and much emphasis
is given to the multicultural nature of the school when researching
topics for geography and history. Computers are used throughout
the curriculum; all Key Stage Two computers are networked and have
access to the Internet. Provision is made for EAL and special needs
students. Portuguese and the recorder are taught; French is an additional
subject from Years 5, 6 and 7. There is a purpose-built gymnasium
and swimming in the school's own pool is compulsory for all classes.
A small but comprehensive library is used extensively.
The school is situated in Carcavelos, halfway between Lisbon and
Cascais with good road and rail access from either direction. Door
to door transportation is also available.
The school day is from 09:00 until 15:30. Milk and hot lunches
The school year runs from September to July with Christmas, Easter
and half-term breaks.
Admission depends on an interview with the parents and the child.