Aljezur International School

Aljezur International School is located a short distance from the town of Aljezur in the western Algarve, Portugal. The school provides secondary education, taught in the English language, to children from 10 – 17 years of age following the Cambridge International syllabus and leading to Cambridge International IGCSE qualifications in a broad range of subjects.[1] Aljezur International School is an accredited Cambridge International Examinations Centre and, as the only open exam centre in the western Algarve, accommodates both internal and external students for IGCSE examinations.

Aljezur International School
Escola Internacional de Aljezur
A picture of a garden in front of a white building, with a tree in the foreground on the right-hand side of the picture
Aljezur International School schoolhouse and rose garden
Sitio de Azenha, Barranco de Vaca, Aljezur

16km North of A22; 4 km South of Aljezur

Western Algarve


Coordinates37°16′29.54″N 8°48′15.08″W / 37.2748722°N 8.8041889°W / 37.2748722; -8.8041889Coordinates: 37°16′29.54″N 8°48′15.08″W / 37.2748722°N 8.8041889°W / 37.2748722; -8.8041889
School typeInternational Secondary
MottoEducation with Inspiration
(Educação com Inspiração)
EstablishedSeptember 2010
PrincipalKaren Whitten
Years offeredUK years 7 – 11
Age range10 – 17 years of age
Average class sizeSmall class sizes
Education systemCambridge IGCSE
Classes offeredBroad and rounded curriculum with an emphasis on the academic, creative and community aspects of education.
SportsSchool grounds, local sports grounds and beach sports.

Aljezur International officially opened as the area's first International school in September 2010.[2][3]

The school houses several classrooms, library, art room, dining room and kitchen, and has access to laboratory facilities, sporting complex and multi-sport gymnasium.[4]

The school serves the municipalities of Aljezur, Lagos, and Vila do Bispo.


  1. ^ Cambridge IGCSE
  2. ^ "Aljezur International School announces new home". Algarve Resident. 9 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Aljezur International Open Day". Algarve Resident. 4 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Multi-sport gymnasium".

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