St. Julian's School

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Saint Julian's School
Carcavelos, Cascais
Type Independent
Established 1932
Head teacher Craig Monaghan
Enrolment 1100
Colour(s) Green and White (Blue in IB)

Saint Julian's School is a British international private school, located in Carcavelos, in the Cascais Municipality, Greater Lisbon, Portugal.


St. Julian's is an international private school located in the parish of Carcavelos e Parede,[1] in Cascais, close to Lisbon, Portugal. The school takes its name from São Julião da Barra Fortress, overlooking nearby Carcavelos beach, originally erected in the mid-16th century to keep the British, among other raiders, out of the Tagus estuary. The school opened on 25 November 1932 on the site and in some of the buildings, including the palace, of an 18th-century estate created by José Francisco da Cruz, treasurer to King D. José I.

At the time of the school's foundation, the palace and grounds were property of the British Eastern Telegraph Company, which had installed and maintained a system of submarine cables, transforming global communications systems.


St Julian's is run by a not-for-profit association, whose members, as trustees, appoint the Board of Governors. This body meets once a month to discuss school business with the head and his leadership colleagues, and has a sole executive function, that of appointing a head teacher when necessary.

St Julian's School is jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. It is an associate member of the Council of British International Schools.


St Julian's has more than 1,100 students from age three to age eighteen. The International Section, where the language of instruction is English, runs from Nursery (age 3) to year 13 (age 18). There is a small Portuguese section from Primeiro Ano to Nono Ano (Ninth grade,age 15). Most PS students on finishing Nono Ano move across to the international Section to pursue IB Diploma courses. The final two years of the school are given through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

Student body[edit]

Just over half the students at St. Julian's are Portuguese, with British the next largest nationality, and more than 40 other countries represented.

St. Julian's separates its student body into houses, primarily for athletics and theatre competition between the student body. The houses are:

  • Franklin - whose members wear Red
  • Bucknall - whose members wear Green
  • Etherington Smith - whose members wear Blue
  • Russell - whose members wear Yellow.



  1. ^ "Section Institutions - Schools and Kindergartens located in Carcavelos". União das Freguesias de Carcavelos e Parede website (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

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