Prime School International
|Year of Foundation||2006|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary, Advanced and College|
|Boarding||Day School, Boarding School|
|Number of students||450|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1 : 10|
|Accreditations||International Education, Cambridge Assessment, IGCSE and A levels|
|Headmaster||Pedagogical Director Edite Reina and CEO Eng. Carlos Almeida|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||7.990 EUR (Day) / 33.900 EUR (Boarding)|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||16.500 EUR (Day) / 33.900 EUR (Boarding)|
The aim of Prime School International is to promote well-being and personal fulfilment within the academic community, through the convergence of the various human experiences obtained with the essential skills for personal development, in order to achieve its efficiency, sensitivity to creative, informed and skilled citizens to overcome and solve any obstacles that may arise in the future.
Particularly innovative, this project focuses on teaching and transmitting to our students a global perspective of real life, be it knowledge, discipline, education, respect, as well as feeling the pleasure of growing and learning any subject with enthusiasm, dedication and a will to value themselves through the sharing of knowledge and methodology.
Every day, students are taken to practice in laboratories science-oriented projects, new technologies, and complementary areas such as cooking, robotics, gardening, as well as projects directed towards the environment and knowledge of the animal world – all areas where knowing how to do are as or more important as the curriculum taught.
In this area, we cover technologies, projects and activities such as Drama, as performing art, and other arts (painting, music, dance), Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Climbing, Surfing, Swimming, Martial Arts, and sports.
Also created by Prime School International, there is a true extra learning platform with classes in career programs such as Aviation, Management, Marketing, Programming, Robotics, Cookery, Physical Education, all in addition to the core programmes.
To this end, our teaching staff is prepared and specialised to advise each learner to cultivate their independence and to give greater relevance to their greatest potential, helping them to plan their best study method, with the aim of implementing a greater ambition for continuous learning.
Prime School International was one of the first schools to obtain the Cambridge Curriculum certificate in Portugal, together with the teaching equivalence of the Portuguese Ministry of Education. This curriculum is considered by the Group to be the best that fits in with its philosophy, besides its international recognition and great prestige for its student-centered approach.
We have been following this teaching method since 2006, adding to the value of 21st-century education, the investment in the future of our planet through our students.
With a maximum of 15 students per class, the international dimension of Prime School is an enriching factor, mirrored in the Cambridge curriculum design, namely in the area of interdisciplinary work.
In addition to this project, we offer Prime Boarding to students from the age of 13, a home away from home, only 10 minutes away from the Estoril campus and 20 minutes away from the Sintra campus, where they will feel welcome and accommodated, with transport, meals and a fee that includes, besides the above, school fees, books, pocket money, uniforms, registration and personal accident insurance.
Students are encouraged to create their own activities within the premises in their academic and study free time, such as reading, board games, basketball, constructive and educational visits, as well as the privilege of sailing on certain weekends and/or holiday times, by agreement between parents and school management.
As the first International School in the area with a Boarding School, at Prime Boarding students are encouraged to explore who they are and have the opportunity to join in any activity that suits their interests. Here, we believe that a school that allows students to express themselves and trusts them to make the right choices for themselves can help shape the success of tomorrow’s leaders. Living away from home and balancing an advanced curriculum encourages them to become more disciplined and responsible.
CurriculumInternational Curriculum with IGCSE and A Levels with Specialisation
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German and Chinese
ExaminationsCambridge and IGCSE
I was a student at prime school and loved it. Me and my brothers are very grateful for this institution. Today I am a Psychologist and Prime School helped me to achieve my goal. I left prime school very prepared for university. Thank you to all my teachers and the board of directors.
It's a privilege to be here, working or studying. Our environment is familiar and with huge positive energy. Surrounded by nature, we are no doubt a very happy community here, with more than 40 nationalities, and working altogether for a better world and preparing our students for a real-life without prejudices.
It is basically a home away from home for the students, I really enjoyed the little family that we formed with the teachers, coordinators and other students. My son cam without speaking Portuguese, and in within a year he was speaking fluently, that was amazing! And I have to emphasise the school campus, it is huge and they do a lot of external activities to make the learning practical.