International School Algarve

Aljezur International School
Algarve, Portugal
Secondary Education
With Inspiration

Welcome to Aljezur International School, Algarve

Aljezur International School offers a truly unique secondary school education to children aged between 10 and 16.  Based in an idyllic, large farmhouse on seven acres of protected land near Aljezur in the Western Algarve, we welcome students of all nationalities and backgrounds.  Teaching at the school is in small groups, with great attention given to individual educational needs.

Why choose Aljezur International for your child?

-  our students achieve consistently high IGCSE exam results.  In 2013, 91% of exams sat achieved A* to C grades, well above the average of 74% for international schools in southern Portugal and considerably higher than the UK average of 66%.

-  we offer the most affordable international education in the Algarve.  Our annual fee for this academic year is €5400.
-  our high teacher to student ratio of 1:3 allows students to have individual attention and learning programmes which suit their learning style.

-  we can arrange private tuition for students studying AS and A level subjects.

-  work experience placements are available for students from a wide pool of local businesses.

-  we have no bullying or serious discipline problems due to the small student population and trusting family atmosphere.

-  our cross-curricular emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility helps our students to understand the food production process from field to fork.  Aljezur International has an organic vegetable garden, chickens, ducks and turkeys, all of which students are responsible for looking after.  

-  our students are on first name terms with teachers, removing unnecessary formality and creating a relaxed, strong and trusting relationship.

-  our low staff turnover means teachers have time to get to know each student and so be able to suit the pace, depth and style of teaching to each individual.

-  our building sits in seven acres of ecologically protected land including a wide river which means students become involved in practical projects such as habitat creation, tree-planting, categorisation of flora and fauna and other outdoor pursuits.

-  our students have sustained involvement in the local Portuguese and ex-pat communities.

-  we have a proven track record of success with students who have failed or floundered in other more rigid state and international education systems.

-  we can provide a coach service which collects students from Alvor, Lagos and Bensafrim.

We have designed our web site to give you an overall vision of how Aljezur International School functions.  More in-depth information can be found on our FAQ (frequently asked questions) page.