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The Dominican Sisters first brought their philosophy of education and its values to Portugal in the 1600´s and through various twists and turns of history, St Dominic’s International School proudly carries on this tradition. 

At St Dominic’s, veritas or the search for truth, sits comfortably with the International Baccalaureate mission of developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring people. We are a committed International Baccalaureate school, having been registered with the three programmes, Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years since 1997. 

Being a school with inclusivity at its heart, we believe that all people bring value to a community.
Through our academic, arts, sporting and community and service programmes we are committed to bringing the best out of everyone.

Our definition of learning, which guides the planning and implementation and reflection on learning, places this value in the daily context.

Learning is ageless, empowering and enables us to grow.
Learning is using our curiosity to explore.
We ask questions, take action and share our findings.
We cooperate with our community to make connections.
Learning is without boundaries, taking place within the classroom and beyond.

Whether as a potential student, parent, or as a teacher, please feel welcome to have a look at what we can offer, and then get in touch. You will receive a warm welcome.

Stephen Blackburn


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Veritas Educatio has signed a protocol with Nova University of Lisbon.

The signed protocol is a very important milestone and confirms the decision of partnership between the two entities for the development of several innovative projects in the areas of education and international teacher training.

For St. Dominic’s students and faculty, new opportunities are open, in the multiple disciplines of interest.

The Math Academy is a partnership between St. Dominic’s International School and Nova University and has in its goal to teach, how to teach Mathematics.

This project will be available for both national and foreign teachers.

The pilot project will start this current academic year with teachers from SDIS.

Alvará No. 2178 of 10/09/1975 issued by Ministério da Educação e Cultura