Aljezur International School

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Aljezur International School
Escola Internacional de Aljezur
A picture of a garden in front of a white building, with a tree in the foreground on the right-hand side of the picture
Aljezur International School schoolhouse and rose garden
Education with Inspiration
Educação com Inspiração
Sitio de Azenha, Barranco de Vaca, Aljezur
16km North of A22; 4km South of Aljezur
Western Algarve
8670-999, Portugal
Coordinates 37°16′29.54″N 8°48′15.08″W / 37.2748722°N 8.8041889°W / 37.2748722; -8.8041889Coordinates: 37°16′29.54″N 8°48′15.08″W / 37.2748722°N 8.8041889°W / 37.2748722; -8.8041889
School type International Secondary
Principal Karen Whitten
Vice principal Sílvia Catarino
Years offered UK years 7 - 11
Age range 10 - 17 years of age
Average class size Small class sizes
Education system Cambridge IGCSE
Classes offered Broad and rounded curriculum with an emphasis on the academic, creative and community aspects of education.
Language English
Sports School grounds, local sports grounds and beach sports.

Aljezur International School is located a short distance from the town of Aljezur in the western Algarve, Portugal. The school provides secondary education, taught in the English language, to children from 10 – 17 years of age following the Cambridge International syllabus and leading to Cambridge International IGCSE qualifications in a broad range of subjects.[1] Aljezur International School is an accredited University of Cambridge Examinations Centre and, as the only open exam centre in the western Algarve, accommodates both internal and external students for IGCSE examinations.

Aljezur International officially opened as the area's first International school in September 2010.[2][3]

The school houses several classrooms, library, art room, dining room and kitchen, and has access to laboratory facilities, sporting complex and multi-sport gymnasium.[4]

The school serves the municipalities of Aljezur, Lagos, and Vila do Bispo.


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