WELCOME to St. Dominic’s International School.

St. Dominic’s is a long established international school. It is the only fully accredited school in Portugal offering the three academic programmes from the International Baccalaureate Organization (Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes) to over 800 students, from almost 60 nationalities.

At St. Dominic’s, we nurture and educate young people, preparing them for the challenging and exciting journey of their personal and professional lives, wherever in the world they may be. This means providing our students with a transformational experience - one that drives academic achievement, but also their development as whole human beings able to question, observe and reflect, to be critical and innovative thinkers, to respect and care for others, to be globally minded, to act and to have a positive impact throughout their lives.

We make learning relevant and exciting, connected to the real world and we challenge every student to develop his or her interests, to achieve highly to the limits of his or her own capacities. This is the result of:

· Our world class programmes.

· The emphasis we put on sports, arts, and community service.

· The opportunities and experiences we provide inside and outside the classroom.

· The attention and support we give to address students’ needs, as the inclusive school we are.

· And, above all, the quality and commitment of our teachers.


Our website will give you a quick picture of our school, but if you wish to know more and be part of our community we welcome you to set up a visit and experience St. Dominic’s for yourself. This is the best way to know us, to witness the joyful smiles and enthusiasm of our students and to get a taste of our family atmosphere!

Warm regards,

Diana Abreu

Cambridge Assessments for University Entry

St. Dominic's International School is a centre for the university admissions tests which include BMAT; PAT; MAT; TSA, etc. 

For more information, please send an email to uniadmissions@dominics-int.org 

"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