PRIME SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL EDUCATION


Located in Portugal prime areas - Cascais, Estoril, Lisbon and Sintra, Prime School International is a distinguished member of the world's vast school network, present in over 160 countries. Our campuses in Portugal are not just centres of learning but hubs of global connectivity and innovation.
From ages 3 to 18, students are immersed in the  esteemed Cambridge Curriculum, taught exclusively in English. For our native Portuguese speakers, we adopt a bilingual approach with distinct classes in both English and Portuguese, based on student option.
Upon reaching Year 9 (14 yrs), students face a crucial decision. They can either continue with the renowned Cambridge pathway or transition to a Technical Level 2 and 3 route, emphasizing hands-on, practical education for those inclined towards technical disciplines.
At Prime School International, education goes beyond traditional teaching. Our Cambridge Curriculum not only solidifies academic foundations but also opens doors to top global universities.
Join us in crafting a future of limitless opportunities and unparalleled success.

Mrs. Costa
Executive Headteacher


PRIME EDUCATION

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Preschool & Primary
(3 to 11 years old)

Our preschool is exclusively taught in English, and our program encompasses investigation, exploration, and discovery, tailored for active and enthusiastic children who are eager to discover and refine their skills and knowledge. Our specialized pedagogy, purposefully designed learning environments, and enriched activities complement this educational experience.

Our primary Cambridge curriculum is taught in two different ways: one exclusively in English and another with the same content but in a bilingual approach, covering subjects such as Mathematics, Science, Music, and more. The goal is to promote critical thinking and creativity. With dedicated educators, we ensure a well-rounded educational experience that nurtures each child's strengths and interests.

Explore our website for more details, and feel free to reach out for information or to schedule a visit. We look forward to supporting your child's educational journey.
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Secondary
(11 to 15 years old)

Our secondary curriculum is carefully crafted to provide a comprehensive education, equipping students for the challenges of higher education and beyond. In the current academic year, we present two distinctive approaches: one exclusively adhering to the Cambridge International Curriculum and the other embracing a hands-on technical approach. The Cambridge curriculum spans a diverse array of subjects, including Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities, Languages, and the Arts, fostering a well-rounded education that encourages critical thinking and independent learning. Additionally, we offer a unique bilingual option in English and Portuguese.

Our Technical approach prepares students in various fields such as hospitality, travel and tourism, management, sports management, and more.
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Advanced
(15 to 18 years old)

In our school, we foster a dynamic and challenging academic environment designed to prepare students for higher education and future career achievements. The structure of our A Levels program is geared towards inspiring and challenging students, promoting both academic excellence and personal development. With a notable emphasis on specialized subjects, we offer a diverse range of courses to accommodate varied interests and career paths, encompassing Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities, Languages, and the Arts.

From Year 9 onward, students have the choice to progress along the Cambridge pathway leading to A Levels or opt for a practical approach, focusing on hands-on learning tailored for those inclined towards technical Level 3 certification education in different fields.

Our unique Skills Certification Programmes provide students with practical, hands-on experience in various fields such as Aviation, Sailing, Sports, and Tourism.

Cambridge Curriculum (3 to 18 yrs)

Embark on the enriching journey of the Cambridge Curriculum with us, starting from Preschool and continuing up to Year 13 (18 yrs). Our comprehensive approach provides instruction exclusively in English or in a Bilingual format combining both English and Portuguese.

As students progress past Year 9 (14 years), they can choose to stay on the Cambridge pathway (A-Levels) or explore a Technical (levels 2 and 3) approach emphasizing practical, hands-on learning for those interested in technical education.

Join us on this transformative educational journey, nurturing confident global communicators with a profound appreciation for language and culture, while paving the way for endless academic achievement and personal growth.

Education & Sports - Elite Program (14 to 18 yrs)

"Education and Sport - Elite Program," is a course specially tailored for high-performance athletes or national/club teams, where we develop specific schedules that accommodate the training commitments of the students. Whether they are football players, basketball players, golfers, swimmers, or participants in any other sport, we strive to ensure that the passion for sports and academic success go hand in hand.

Vocational - Level 2/3 Qualification (14 to 18 yrs)

At Prime School International, our specialized technical approach provides students with the opportunity to acquire practical skills and industry-specific knowledge, preparing them for the contemporary workforce. This approach is offered exclusively in English or through a bilingual (English and Portuguese) mode.

Our customized programs facilitate hands-on learning experiences, enabling students to participate in real-world projects and acquire valuable competencies pertinent to diverse technical industries. With a focus on experiential learning, we ensure that students develop a profound understanding of the practical applications within their chosen fields.

Through participation in our technical programs, students can achieve an internationally recognized Level 3 qualification, equipping them with the necessary tools to excel in their specific technical areas and confidently navigate the dynamic global landscape.

Level 2/3 qualifications are equivalent to A-levels and can be taken as an alternative to A-levels or alongside them.

Navigating Educational Choices

The Cambridge Curriculum is renowned for its academic rigour and global recognition. It offers a comprehensive program that fosters critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and in-depth subject knowledge. Instruction in English not only enhances language proficiency but also prepares students for higher education and professional opportunities on the global stage. However, its rigorous nature can be challenging, and it tends to emphasize theoretical knowledge over practical skills.

On the other hand, the Technical Approach provides a practical, hands-on learning experience, equipping students with industry-specific skills and real-world experience. This approach is tailored to meet the demands of specific industries, making students job-ready upon completion. It's an excellent alternative for those who thrive in a more applied learning environment and are keen to enter the workforce directly.

In summary, the Cambridge Curriculum is ideal for students seeking academic excellence and global university access, while the Technical Approach is suited for those who prefer immediate industry engagement and practical skill development. Both pathways offer unique benefits, and the choice largely depends on a student's individual goals, interests, and learning style.

PRIME MISSION & VALUES

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3
Campus in Portugal
300 ±
Students per Campus
17
Average Class Size
50+
Nationalities
3-18
Ages
100+
Faculty & Staff

Our Mission: At Prime School International, we are dedicated to nurturing well-being and personal fulfilment within a dynamic academic setting. Our ethos is to equip students with the essential life skills of efficiency, creativity, and empathy, setting the stage for their future achievements. With a global perspective at our core, we passionately impart a diverse curriculum, integrating practical skills with academic knowledge. Our state-of-the-art laboratories are the breeding grounds for innovation in science and robotics, encouraging hands-on exploration and a seamless fusion of theory and practice.

Our Values: We are pioneers of experiential learning, with unique Skill Certification Programmes in fields as varied as aviation, sailing, management, marketing, programming, robotics, and culinary arts. At the heart of our approach is the celebration of individuality; we guide each student to craft their own academic journey. Our devoted educators are committed to nurturing unique talents, fostering independence, and encouraging growth. We create personalized educational plans that align with individual interests, helping each student forge their own meaningful path.

At Prime School International, we blend academic rigour with practical aptitude and personalized support. Our mission is to empower our students to emerge as resilient, creative, and skilled global citizens, ready to make their mark on the world. Join us at Prime School International, where extraordinary lives and futures are shaped every day.

 
 

Nurturing Learning Environments

Spanning three campuses strategically situated in Sintra, Estoril and Lisbon, our educational scope welcomes students aged 3 to 18. This deliberate approach allows us to foster tailored, intimate learning experiences, as we believe that smaller student populations per campus amplify engagement and individual growth. Additionally, we offer an enriching Boarding House option that further enhances the holistic development of our students.

Thriving Global Fusion

Experience a dynamic convergence of cultures at Prime School International. Our campus flourishes as a hub of diversity, with students from 50+ countries. This vibrant amalgamation creates a global microcosm where languages, traditions, and viewpoints intertwine. As we celebrate our multicultural mosaic, connections span continents and horizons. At Prime, our community radiates with the energy of a world united in learning and growth.

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PRIME SKILLS CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMES

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In the aviation field Flight Skills Certification Programme (FSCP), the students have the opportunity to delve into the aviation universe through a state-of-the-art full-motion flight simulator or to obtain their EASA Private Pilot License (PPL), which is accessible from the age of 11. The course is conducted entirely at the Prime School International, with flight hours taking place in Tires. Alternatively, students can begin preparing for the aviation management course offered by Prime Technical Institute. Alternatively, upon completing secondary education, they can directly enter the travel and tourism program with a specialization in aviation management.

For the  Sailing Skills Certification Programme (SSCP), we offer a unique sailing experience using a 39-foot sailboat Beneteau Oceanis 39.3 Clipper, which is accessible from the age of 11. Students learn to sail and have the chance to navigate the sailboat from Lisbon to the Algarve at the end of the course. If they wish, they can also obtain the Portuguese DGRM Local Skipper License through our partners, leveraging the completed sailing hours and acquired experience.

For those interested in higher technical education, we also provide culinary classes with our chefs. Subsequently, students can opt for higher technical education through the Prime Technica Institute, completing the first two years in Portugal and undertaking a paid internship in various hotels of our partner, the Pestana Group. The education culminates in obtaining a degree from Les Roches de Marbella, opening doors to job opportunities in the world's finest hospitality institutions.

Another skills program alternative is "Sport & Science," where students intern at the three schools of Prime School International Group. This provides them with direct entry into our university courses.

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Soar to New Heights

Prime's FSCP Programme for Future Pilots.

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Sailing Toward Successes

Unleash Your Potential with Our Maritime Career Pathways.

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Unveiling Opportunities

Prime's Travel & Tourism Career Journey Toward Success.

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From Passion to Profession

Prime's Sports Career Pathways.

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PRIME BOARDING

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Prime Boarding, where education transcends convention. Situated in the heart of Cascais or Alvalade, Lisbon, our campus offers spacious rooms and an enriching atmosphere. Here, learning extends beyond classrooms – it's about embracing passions and personal growth.

At Prime Boarding, we're more than just accommodation. Our diverse extracurricular activities, including football and swimming, foster well-rounded individuals. Living away from home cultivates discipline and maturity, essential for personal development. We firmly believe in the power of education. Our students express themselves, make informed choices, and emerge as future leaders. It's not just about staying; it's about becoming.

Discover a world of cultures at Prime Boarding. Our campus provides a secure, supportive space where interests flourish. Our professional staff caters to individual needs, ensuring every student thrives. From passions to personalised guidance, Prime Boarding is a transformative journey. Join us from the age of 14. Prime Boarding is a community that propels personal goals. Education here knows no limits – it shapes empowered global citizens. Your journey starts here.

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PRIME CAMPUSES

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Prime School International Campuses
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ESTORIL

Nestled in thands-onresque town of Estoril, our Prime School International campus offers a unique educational haven. With a backdrop of stunning coastal beauty, our Estoril campus provides a dynamic and inspiring environment for students to thrive. Here, academic excellence merges with the allure of the ocean, fostering a holistic learning experience that truly stands out.

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LISBON

In the heart of vibrant Lisbon, our Prime School International campus thrives as a hub of innovation and culture. With the city's rich history and modern dynamism as its backdrop, our Lisbon campus offers students an unparalleled educational experience. Amidst bustling streets and iconic landmarks, our campus becomes a launchpad for intellectual exploration and personal growth, inviting students to be a part of a global community while embracing the energy of the city.

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SINTRA

Enveloped by the enchanting landscapes of Sintra, our Prime School International campus captures the essence of discovery and education. Set against the backdrop of historic castles and lush forests, our Sintra campus offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and academic engagement. This inspiring setting encourages students to explore, learn, and grow in a truly remarkable environment.

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