Nobel International School changes ownership

Nobel International School Algarve (NISA) has changed ownership and is now part of new global education group ChangedEdu.

Nobel’s Head of School Mike Farrer welcomed Brian Rogove, founder and CEO of ChangedEdu, earlier this month to meet parents and staff at both Lagoa and Lagos campuses.

“We are extremely excited to have Nobel Algarve join ChangedEdu and we look forward to this long-term partnership where we can bring our extensive education experience and network of brands to continue curriculum development and improve resources at NISA ensuring all our students are well prepared for the future,” Rogove said.

He added: “We will continue to offer its dual national and international programmes of study and the A Level programme which remains the most common entrance exam for UK universities.”

Speaking to the Resident before the official announcement was made, Head of School Mike Farrer said that the new owners are very “keen on offering a quality product”.

He also said the school’s name and staff will remain the same and that the goal is to bring in even more staff, as well as developing the skills of existing staff members.

“All this will be to benefit the child’s development. I’m a child-centered head of school and I believe our new owner shares our vision,” Farred told us.

Farrer says that he has spent time with Rogove and been “impressed with his vision and desire to make our school an even better learning environment for our children”.

“We are certainly excited about the future.”

He describes ChangedEdu as an “education company that knows education and has a vast amount of educational knowledge”.

“We will be enriched by their involvement in our wonderful school. The partnership will only add benefit to NISA as we begin this new exciting chapter in our history.”

Brian Rogove boasts extensive experience in education as the former CEO of Cognita Schools, Asia, for eight years, where he managed 10 international schools with more than 9,000 students from two to 18 years old before founding ChangedEdu.

ChangedEdu operates a range of education brands in Asia, Europe and the United States and is responsible for the care and wellbeing of over 14,000 students and 1,300 staff.

The group focus on three cornerstones of a student’s learning journey – ‘Private Schools & Early Childhood Education’ (18 months to 18 years), ‘Learning of the English language’ (children and young adults) and ‘Enrichment including Study Abroad programmes’ and ‘University Counselling’ (Kindergarten to 18 years).

The offerings ensure all students under ChangedEdu receive exposure towards international standards of excellence and have the support to ensure they are positioned well for the rapidly changing world we live in, the group says.

Photo: From left: Maria Tomé, Head of International, Mike Farrer, Head of School, Brian Rogove, CEO of ChangedEdu, and Francisco Claro, Head of National