The new world-class and innovative International School is now open in the Park of Nations (Parque das Nações/ Expo) area, in Lisbon.
United Lisbon International School proudly opened its doors on September 14, 2020. Just a month and a half into learning and students are happily settled into their new learning community. The student body for 20/21 is already at 150 for this academic year and consists of learners from 22 different nationalities. Students are taught by an experienced and truly international faculty. The top-notch educational team was recruited from other well-known international schools abroad and from locally recognized schools.
The school is co-operated by the highly reputable International School Services (ISS) based in Princeton, New Jersey. United Lisbon is currently pursuing accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
Excelling in both function and form, United Lisbon is seated in a building which was previously a university building and had won an architectural prize for its façade representing the Art Deco style of buildings in Lisbon from the 1950s. The renovation project did not spare any costs in creating large, spacious and light-filled classrooms for students while focusing on the latest network system architecture and furniture and fittings. It has 6,500 sqm (71,000 sqft) of fabulous outdoor spaces created for sport and outdoor play for the different age groups and will have a further 2,000 sqm (22,000 sqft) of sports-related facilities in the future.
The developers have created learning spaces and collaborative learning hubs, art studios, state-of-the-art science laboratories, a maker space with innovative equipment such as a 3D printer, Beebots and a laser cutter. The faculty is using all this hardware to build an advanced learning community which allows students to grow and develop in our everchanging world and be lifelong learners.
Today, United Lisbon spans from Early Childhood (3 years old) to Grade 9 (14 years old); and the school will add a grade each year until the first graduating class in 2023-2024. United Lisbon has partnered with Common Ground Collaborative to create and deliver a conceptual and inquiry-based curriculum with international standards of learning. The curriculum is dynamic, personalized, and develops students’ conceptual understanding, skills and character. The curriculum aims to address not only academic excellence but also to address the skills and competencies that are necessary for the future – problem-solving, self-management, collaboration and a good working knowledge of technology.
Furthermore, the “United Lisbon Academy” offers students access to training in a range of extra-curricular skills and fields of study that represent the best of what Lisbon has to offer. For now, the Academy already offers music, dance, fencing and tennis that United Lisbon students can pursue as extra-curricular activities. Our partnership with the Sobre Artes/ Viva Dança Academy, for example, exposes kids to world-class dance as the academy is connected to global organizations such as the Royal National Ballet. The tennis is being organized at the Lisbon Racket Club in Alvalade – an upmarket club with competition-level tennis coaches. Soon, we will have coding and robotics classes, as well as many other after-school activities for our children.
Clear health and safety structures and procedures are in place to mitigate the risks of COVID-19.
Regarding technology access and integration, United Lisbon is fully operational under the Microsoft ecosystem and is a candidate for the Microsoft Showcase Program. All staff and students have access to ultramodern equipment and facilities. In addition, the school is already delivering top-quality online education and provide support to the students and their families that are still not here with us, and we are 100% ready to go full online if the need arises.
United Lisbon is taking full advantage of its prime location in the Marvila/Parque das Nações area of Lisbon by connecting with the community and forming partnerships with prominent organizations such as the “Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa” (International Red Cross), the University of Católica School of Business and Economics and the Lisbon Oceanarium. This will contribute positively to the Ecosystem of Learning at United Lisbon, making students more well-rounded and responsible global citizens.
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