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St Peters International School SPIS Palmela

Address: Quinta dos Barreleiros CCI 3952, 2950-201 Palmela, Portugal
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Description St Peters International School SPIS Palmela

  • Established: 1996
  • Location: Palmela, Portugal
  • Students age: 14-18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English, Portuguese
  • Programs: Portuguese National Curriculum and International Curriculum (IGCSE & IB Diploma)
  • Type of study: private international school.

The new St. Peter’s International School Boarding Residence provides a unique opportunity for international students aged 14-18 to live and study in Portugal – one of the safest countries in the world. Portugal offers a mild climate and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and innovation blend together in perfect harmony. As an Inspired school, St. Peter’s now opens its doors to the boarding community in a friendly and secure environment, all underpinned by our 27-year history of academic excellence. 

Located near Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, our extensive 2,400m2 Boarding Residence is located just 30 minutes from the Lisbon International Airport and is the first and only facility of its kind in the Greater Lisbon area. We look forward to welcoming you into our unique community.

Our mission is to educate self-reliant, critical, creative students, who have the necessary skills and abilities to perform well at a personal, social and professional level, thus allowing them to pursue their studies, and actively integrate into a rapidly changing and increasingly globalised society.

Inspired Education

Inspired is a leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America educating over 48,000 students across a global network of more than 60 schools.

A definitive statement of excellence in private education, Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment from ages 1 to 18.

The group's distinctive features lie in its advanced teaching methods, carefully selected and hand-picked teachers, an individual approach to each child and preparation for admission to the best universities in the world. Over 48,000 students choose to study at an INSPIRED school every year.
Do not miss the opportunity of discussing your child’s opportunities and admission through an individual meeting with a representative of the best institutions offering secondary education abroad!

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St Peters International School SPIS Palmela

Program name
from 29 489 € / year

Portuguese National Curriculum

Colégio St. Peter offers courses in the Portuguese curriculum aimed at pursuing a university or polytechnic education.

The program is designed for 3 academic years, corresponding to grades 10, 11 and 12, with the receipt of a diploma of completion of secondary education of the corresponding level.

The course learning matrix includes:

  • A learning component common to all courses aimed at shaping the personal, social and cultural identity of young people: learning Portuguese, a foreign language - English, philosophy, physical education (mandatory).
  • A specific educational component aimed at ensuring consistent scientific studying in the area of the relevant course includes, in addition to the obligatory three-year, two two-year courses, the choice and combination of which depends on the desired path of study.

The disciplines of the general educational component are compulsory and general for all courses, and according to the disciplines of a particular educational component, the courses are diverse.

from 29 489 € / year

IGCSE program

St. Peter's International School offers the IGCSE program for grades 9 and 10. During the two-year course, students have the opportunity to study 8 subjects, which include the main compulsory subjects: first language, second language, mathematics, natural sciences, physical education. Each subject is taught 130 teaching hours (recommended by Cambridge Assessment International Education).

Peter's International School offers the following subjects:

  • Portuguese (mother tongue)
  • Portuguese (foreign language)
  • English (native language)
  • English (foreign language)
  • Spanish (foreign language)
  • Mandarin (foreign language)
  • Environmental management
  • Management models
  • Economy.
from 29 489 € / year

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

IB DP students study subjects covering many areas, including at least two languages, traditional academic subjects (including mathematics), experimental sciences, social studies, art.

The program includes three additional core areas: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Action, Service (CAS), and Essay (EE).

Students must complete 6 subjects and 3 main elements (TOK, CAS, EE):

  • At the beginning of the IB DP, students choose six subjects - three at the Higher Level (HL) and three at the Standard Level (SL).
  • Students must choose a subject from groups 1, 2 and 5. They will have the opportunity to choose one or two subjects from groups 3 and 4 for a total of six subjects. In addition, students will participate in Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Activity and Creativity Service (CAS) classes, and will also work on essays (EE). Thus, students will have the opportunity to study some subjects in depth and others more broadly.

To successfully complete the IB DP program, students must score a minimum of 24 out of 45 points.

Accommodation, housing and food

New International Hostel for St. Peter's opens its doors to foreign students, offering a friendly and safe environment. The expansive 2,400 m² Boarding Residence is located near the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, just 30 minutes from Lisbon International Airport, and is the first and only property of its kind in the Greater Lisbon area.

The school offers to students full board: all meals are prepared in the college kitchen by a qualified and certified team. The quality complies with the HACCP system, which controls the entire cooking chain (from purchasing raw materials to packaging).

The menu is based on a Mediterranean diet, meals are prepared with the necessary nutritional value in mind for the different age groups of students. The college offers four daily meals including soup: main course, dietary, vegetarian and optional.

St. Peter's International School offers 3 meals a day:

  • Lunch
  • Lunch including soup, fish dish, meat, diet or vegetarian, and dessert
  • Snack in the middle of the day and / or at the end of classes (from 16:00).

Events St Peters International School SPIS Palmela

St Peters International School SPIS hosts several traditional events throughout the year:

  • Family Day is the most significant event of the annual program, which traditionally enjoys the support of all people of the educational community. This is the time when teachers, students and college staff host families of students with whom they work during the school year.
  • Activities held at the beginning of each academic year, traditionally at the end of the first week of classes, provide a special occasion for communication and exchange of experience. Students dine and sleep at the College: the younger ones are in their usual rooms, the older ones bring tents from home and set up a real "megalager" in the open air at the stadium.
  • United Nations Day is held annually. The main goal is to glorify the unity of all the peoples of the world, recognizing cultural differences that everyone should respect and understand.
  • St. Peter's Carnival is an annual event for the youngest pupils: a festival with carnival, parades, mask contests, games, music, tournaments.
  • The college hosts parties on Halloween, Christmas.
  • St. Peter's International School celebrates its 25th anniversary on 28 June.


  • More than 27 years of excellent education
  • The safest country in Europe
  • Very close to Lisbon and the biggest international airport in Portugal
  • Near the sea and the mountains
  • Brand new Boarding Residence within a 2.400 m2 campus featuring modern facilities: sports fields, arts centre, music rooms, ultimate labs;
  • Globally recognised programmes (IGCSE & IB DP). 
  • Counselling, Career & Health services on campus, international experience.
  • Part of global Inspired Education Group, providing access to international best practices and world-class educational experts

Equipment St Peters International School SPIS Palmela

  • A brand new 2,400 m² boarding house on campus with state-of-the-art amenities: sports fields, arts center, music rooms, first-class laboratories.
  • The Isabel Simão Library, considered one of the cornerstones of the school, is an important educational, cultural center that plays a decisive role in teaching.
  • St. Peter's International School has a number of premises and infrastructural units that allow you to regularly engage in physical activity, to conduct additional educational activities.
  • There are spaces for outdoor exercise and additional curriculum activities: basketball, volleyball, figure skating, tennis and other sports.
  • Rooms for judo, fencing, savat (French boxing), gymnastics, dancing, physical education and children's motor skills are available for students.
  • College St. Peter`s is equipped with two outdoor tennis courts, a basketball court, three synthetic grass soccer fields, a soccer field, and a 375 m² rugby court.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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