Prime School offers a flexible curriculum with continuous assessment for 6- to 11-year-olds

Primary Overview

Sintra and Lisbon Campuses

Sintra and Lisbon Campuses: Choose between two curricula from primary to secondary 1 - either the international curriculum taught exclusively in English or the bilingual curriculum (Portuguese and English) option.

At Prime School, we recognize the importance of integrating new technologies into the educational process. From state-of-the-art science laboratories to the incorporation of hands-on scientific experiments, we strive to provide students with a dynamic and relevant education.

Additionally, we understand the linguistic diversity of our students and are committed to supporting the adaptation of young individuals with limited fluency in English. Our programs include personalized support to help students develop their language skills, fostering confidence and full participation in academic and sports activities.

Sports play a crucial role in our holistic educational approach. Students have the opportunity to explore various sports disciplines, not only to promote physical health but also to develop teamwork, leadership, and resilience.

Moreover, the integration of interdisciplinary projects allows students to apply academic concepts in real-world situations. We combine technology, science, and sports in projects that stimulate creativity and problem-solving, preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century.

In summary, in the enriching environment of Prime School, we aim to provide an education that not only promotes academic excellence but also prepares students for an ever-evolving world, integrating new technologies, scientific and sports experiences, and supporting linguistic diversity.


Our elementary school curriculum creates a pupil-centered and individualized approach, combined with challenging learning environments to empower children to become confident, successful, and lifelong learners. We prioritize fostering a love for learning, critical thinking skills, and a strong foundation in core subjects. Through innovative teaching methods and interactive activities, we aim to instill curiosity and a passion for knowledge, ensuring that each student reaches their full potential.


Our elementary school teachers believe in the potential of every single pupil. They differentiate instruction by using learning, assessment, and communication tools to discover each pupil's strengths and weaknesses and work collaboratively with families to establish individual academic goals and learning plans.

International Primary Curriculum include:

 Portuguese as a second language
 English as a First Language
 Mathematics (taught in English)
 Science (taught in English)
 Global Perspectives (taught in English)
 Art (Music, Drama & Design) (taught in English)
 Physical Education (PE) (taught in English)
 Animal and Environmental Science (taught in English)

Bilingual Primary Curriculum consist of:

Portuguese as the primary language
English as a secondary language
Mathematics (taught in English)
Science (taught in English)
Global Perspectives (taught in English)
Art (Music, Drama & Design) (taught in Portuguese)
Physical Education (PE) (taught in Portuguese)
Animal and Environmental Science (taught in Portuguese)

Note:Sintra and Lisbon Campuses: Choose between two curricula from primary to secondary 1 - either the international curriculum taught exclusively in English or the bilingual curriculum (Portuguese and English) option.

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Creative Ways of Teaching


In our elementary school, teachers encourage positive relationships with every pupil, and create rich experiences with engaging interactions.


Teachers make learning visible to peers, parents, and the school community using notice boards, newsletters, portfolios, and special events.


Families are provided many opportunities to participate in their child’s learning including volunteering in the classroom and participating in school events.


Our elementary schools are equipped with the latest 21st century technology. Teachers and pupils can access technology as a tool to facilitate and enhance the learning experience.


These appeal to the child's need for movement and order, independence, and social relationships, as he/she builds practical life skills.


Prime School materials and hands-on activities stimulate sensory discovery and description, while maximizing the child's natural desire to explore.


From abstract thinking to understanding concepts like linear counting, the decimal system, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.


Our carefully-planned Prime School classroom environment encourages growth in oral and written expression, as well as in reading, and grammar, so as to build literacy skills.


In the Prime School setting, children gain an awareness of the world around them, by discovering other countries, their customs, foods, languages, fauna and flora.

Extracurricular Activities

At Prime School, we understand how important the early years are to both you and your child. This is a time of remarkable growth when children experience rapid development, learn new skills, and progress steadily towards physical, intellectual, and social-emotional milestones. That is why we invest in extracurricular activities such as:




Foreign Languages


Arts & Drama



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Cambridge Curriculum

Our curriculum provides directed guidance and rich experiences that build upon individual strengths and talents. With our child development professionals at their side, children at Prime School are assured of getting the care they need, the creative learning experiences they enjoy, and the intellectually challenging opportunities they deserve.


A unique, internationally tailored academic offered in Portugal

Develop your child's potential at Prime School...