National, IB, curricula.
, Apt 856, 8125-911,
Tel: (+351) 289 303280
Fax: (+351) 289 303288
CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:
Curriculum: National, UK, International,
Exams: GCE 'A', IGCSE, AICE,
Age Range: 2-18
Total Enrolment: 228
122 boys, 106 girls
Day only: € 3345-€ 6520
Other Fees: Registration fee € 110; Security deposit €350
Learning Support Programme
Vilamoura International School is a co-educational private day school
with Portuguese and English studies. Founded to provide an education
for children living in the expanding Vilamoura complex and the surrounding
area, it is governed by an administrative council which includes the
Director and Heads of both sections.
Lusotur, the holding company of the Vilamoura complex, which has an
interest in the school, has made a number of the Vilamoura facilities
available to the school.
An English curriculum is followed in the International Section. The
Portuguese language is also taught as a first and a foreign language.
French and German are also taught as foreign languages.
Extra classes in music, ballet, tennis, swimming, chess and karate
All staff are fully-qualified teachers with experience in international
schools. The majority of the pupils are British and most are expected
to stay until 16 as long as they are permanent residents of the Algarve.
However, 38 nationalities are represented and it is the policy of
the school to promote an international education in sports, social
and cultural activities.
The school year is from September 18 to June 30 with two-week breaks
at Christmas and Easter.
The school is purpose-built and comprises 20 classrooms, music, art
and audio-visual rooms, two laboratories, computer lab, library, gymnasium
and dining room. There are hard and grass play areas, two tennis courts
and a sports field on site. The school's buses transport pupils to
other sports fields and sports facilities within Vilamoura. A daily
school bus service covers Vilamoura and the neighbouring areas.
Admission is based on previous school records where appropriate. A
reasonable standard of English is preferred over the age of 12.