A very warm welcome to St. Dominic’s International School in Lisbon.
St Dominic’s has long played an important part in education in Portugal, being one of the first schools, globally, to introduce a programme from the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) . It remains the only three programme IB school in the country, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) to close to six hundred students from around the world.
While we recognise the importance of academic achievement, we believe that education is more than academic results and so, as an inclusive school, we identify, encourage and nurture students in whatever field their interests and talents may lie. Hence we have a strong emphasis on the arts, capitalising on the varied artistic traditions of our international community, on sport and on community service.
A school website is but a ‘teaser', so I hope that you will take the time to peruse these pages and then recognise that you want to take our pulse through visiting us. I believe that you will come away convinced that we will prepare your children to be responsible, compassionate, life long learners for this rapidly changing world.

Our door is open – just let us know.

Richard Tangye OBE

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"students in the Junior and Senior Schools have many opportunities through the Student Council projects, Personal Projects (MYP), CAS and other initiatives to serve the local and global community"

Council of International Schools (CIS), 2015

"the school has put a great deal of effort into updating and documenting policies, including having a maximum class size per grade level in the Board Policy Manual. This will ensure that there is a process for maintaining the current level of personalisation and meaningful learning experiences"

Council of International Schools (CIS), 2015

"the Visiting Team acknowledges the work the school has completed in developing a new Mission Statement, the caring and nurturing environment provided by the staff, the Health and Safety Committee’s attention to school safety and risk management, and the general level of collaboration, resourcefulness, and dedication evident among the teaching and support staff"

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) , 2015

"the school promotes students’ awareness of local, national and world issues through explicit links with central ideas and lines of inquiry in the school’s programme of inquiry"


International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) , 2015