St Peter’s International School


St. Peter’s International school is a private school with over 27 years of experience. It provides a competitive, high-quality education from nursery to secondary school, ensuring students have access to the best opportunities and support to achieve their full academic and personal potential.

Our mission is to build self-reliant, critical and creative students. Through our education model, St. Peter’s prepares students for academic, personal and professional success in an unpredictable future, developing vital skills that will help them overcome all challenges. St. Peter’s offers a personalised bilingual curriculum until Grade 4, and the option of the National Portuguese or the international curriculum from Grade 7 (including the IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme). Academic excellence is guaranteed in both curricula: St. Peter’s is a well-established school with proven outstanding academic results in both the national and the international exams, ensuring access to top tier universities in Portugal and abroad.

Located only 30 minutes from Lisbon’s city centre, St. Peter’s extensive 37,000 sqm campus has outstanding facilities for academics, arts and sports, including a sports pavilion, three football fields, one rugby pitch and two tennis courts. Boarding Residence In addition, St. Peter’s is home to the First Boarding School in the area, an extension of our commitment to excellence: students have access to our top education and can develop life skills while nurturing life-long friendships. Being an on-campus boarding residence, surrounded by the mountains and the sea, students have access to an enriching range of extracurricular activities both during the week and the weekends.

The school offers weekly and full boarding to students from the age of 14, who have the opportunity to join the current and diverse school community of more than 1,000 students and 40 nationalities and benefit from a unique and individualised academic programme, as well as a personalised Career and University guidance, which will prepare them to access the most prestigious universities both in Portugal and abroad. Additionally, St. Peter’s Boarding Residence will offer close pastoral care and 24 hour personal assistance – students have24/7 personal and academic support from the House Parents -and different cultural, sports and social activities during weekends and school breaks, assuring that they have a safe, rich and fun boarding experience.

Students living in the new Boarding Residence benefit from 18 double bedrooms (9 rooms for girls and 9 rooms for boys) with ensuite bathrooms, personal study space and air-conditioning. Meals based on the wonderful mediterranean cuisine are cooked at the premises and menus are prepared by a nutritionist, taking into account the nutritional needs of each boarder, while respecting their cultural and dietary restrictions.

Boarders have access to the Boarding Residence common areas, the Sports Centre and Learning Resource Centre. The school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities on-site (from Rugby to Drama or Violin) as well as off-site activities, ensuring that students have a safe, enriching and fun boarding experience. During the weekends, boarding students have the opportunity to go on excursions and trips to different places around Portugal - the country has a diverse cultural and artistic heritage, with a vast historical legacy, and a diversity of landscapes from idyllic beaches to cosmopolitan cities.

As part of the Inspired Education Group, with over 50.000 students across more than 70 schools on 5 continents, our students have access to world’s best practices in education, outstanding arts and sports programmes, state of the art facilities, Global Exchange Programmes and Summer Camps.

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Overseas Schools
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Mr Alex Callow
Boys & Girls
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Fee Range (Termly):
€7.918 - €10.367
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Quinta dos Barreleiros, Volta da Pedra, Palmela, 2950-201

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