Carlucci American International School of Lisbon

For many international families moving to Lisbon, finding the right school is key to a successful relocation. Ensuring their child’s new school has not only the academic programme appropriate for the child but also is welcoming and supportive and creates a learning environment which values each unique learner is essential for children to thrive.

True to its mission as a student-centered school, the Carlucci American International School of Lisbon (CAISL) is home to 750 students from over 50 nationalities, coming from diverse schooling systems and cultures.

“Having studied in four countries, our daughter has found in CAISL both academic excellence and human kindness, which has made her feel happy at school,” shared the father of a second grader. Adding to this diverse student community is a staff of international faculty, which makes for a dynamic learning atmosphere.

CAISL is licensed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education to offer an American curricular programme for all ages and is the only school in Portugal with sponsorship from the US Department of State. In the radition of American schools, CAISL offers an enriching, varied, and effective programme of academics, arts and athletics. Purpose-built facilities serve as outstanding learning resources.

“I share the school’s approach to education, where arts and sports are as strong as academics. The campus is one of the best in Lisbon. It’s very safe and organised on every level. CAISL is there to help children build their skills and prepare for the future educated, kind, respectful young people,” said the mother of an 8th grader. Being student-centered also means providing students with opportunities to
grow in citizenship and leadership. CAISL offers a variety of opportunities to develop these skills, while supporting student initiative. Examples of these programmes are the Iberian Model United Nations, studentled and organised each year, the Middle and High School students councils and their events and initiatives to add on to students’ life at school, the active community service and ‘ecolution’ clubs, the National Honor Society and many others.

As described by an alum: “Besides the exemplary education that the school provides, it prepares you for life, placing you on a path towards success. More than knowledge, CAISL gives you the discipline, perseverance and values you need to navigate in life. If I had to summarise in a few words, CAISL helps you become a more mature individual and teaches you how to learn.”

CAISL is also the only school in Portugal offering students the possibility of graduating with two credentials recognised worldwide: the American High School Diploma, which is pursued by all students, and the IB Diploma.

With either of these, CAISL students enter universities worldwide, including in the US, UK and Portugal, among many others.

CAISL is a student-centered educational community in which we challenge ourselves and each other to do our best and to make positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world.

Besides the exemplary education that the school provides, it prepares you for life, placing you on a path towards success.

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