From September, the Aljezur International School will take up residence in a large converted farmhouse just south of Aljezur, “offering a real alternative to English-language education in the Algarve”.
The property consists of the farmhouse, a large studio apartment annexe and four hectares of land with a river running through it.
Teaching the International Cambridge syllabus, class sizes are small and students are not expected to wear a uniform. Teachers are known by their first names and there is an air of mutual respect between children and adults, which results in students achieving high IGCSE exam results.
“There is so much that sets us out from the crowd when it comes to an international education in the Algarve,” said the school’s co-director Sílvia Catarino.
“Our new school building is surrounded by beautiful countryside, where pupils have space to explore and learn about the environment. This is core to our approach – sustainability, adventure, and developing young people as enterprising, confident and inspired assets to their community.The move to our new premises also allows us to introduce a wider range of subjects and projects such as gardening and livestock care.” Parents wishing to find out more, or to enrol their children for September, should contact: