St Julian's School, Carcavelos
National, IB, curricula.
970 students, 3-18 yrs.
2776-601, Carcavelos, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 458 5300
Fax: (+351) 21 458 5312
St Julian's School is a co-educational and non-profit-making school
following an English curriculum run by a Board of Governors and
the Headmaster. It was founded in 1932.
The school is situated ten miles from Lisbon, within easy reach
of the Lisbon/Cascais Railway and close to the sea. Its buildings
are adapted from an 18th century palace, subsequently used by the
Cable and Wireless Company.
There are two 'sides' to the school, Portuguese and English. The
Portuguese side follows the national system of education. The English
side includes a Primary School and a Secondary School. Exams for
the Common Entrance and GCSE (Midland Board) and IGCSE are taken.
Courses leading to the IB Diploma are offered in the VI form (ages
Facilities include a theatre/gymnasium, and two small gymnasia,
three libraries, six science labs, art rooms, four tennis courts,
and playing fields, where football, hockey and athletics are played.
Cooked lunches are provided in the two dining rooms for those who
There are some 44 nationalities in the school. On the English side
the staff are experienced UK or Commonwealth trained. The average
size of a class is 20. Immersion courses in English are available
in and there is remedial support throughout the school.
The school year runs from early September to the end of June and
includes the usual breaks for Christmas and Easter.
Admission above the nursery level is dependent upon satisfactory
reports, an entrance test and an interview.