|The Frank C. Carlucci American
International School of Lisbon is an independent, coeducational day
school which offers an educational program from Early Childhood for
3-year-olds (EC-3) through grade 12 for students of all
nationalities. The School was founded in 1956. The school year
comprises 4 quarters extending from September 1 to October 28, from
November 2 to January 27, from January 30 to April 7, and from April
18 to June 23.
Organization: The School is sponsored by a
Board of Trustees, composed of the American Embassy, Visteon
Portuguesa, and Grupo Espirito Santo. The School is legally
recognized as a Portuguese Foundation and operates under statutes
approved by the Portuguese Ministry of Education.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S.
college-preparatory public schools. The School's testing program
includes the National Merit and College Board tests. The
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is available for the
last 2 years of High School. Instruction is in English. Portuguese
is taught as both a native and a foreign language. Most of the
graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States,
the United Kingdom or Portugal. Special Services to support mild
learning disabilities is provided. Psychological testing and private
remedial assistance are available in the community. The School is
accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges,
the European Council of International Schools, and the Portuguese
Ministry of Education.
Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 64
full-time and 1 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year,
enrollment was 495 (EC-3-grade 5: 250; and grades 6-12: 245).
Facilities: One building houses EC-3 up to grade 5; one is
the reception and library/media center; and the third building
houses grades 6-12. Current sports facilities include a soccer field
and a multipurpose court. Nearby sports facilities, including a
gymnasium (a 5-minute walk from the main campus), are being rented
on a daily basis for sports and P.E. classes. The library contains
about 33,000 volumes, CD ROM resources, and access to the Internet.
Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, annual tuition
rates are as follows: EC-3/4: $7,334; Kdg: $8,077; grade 1: $9,453;
grades 2-3: $10,067; grades 4-5: $11,213; grades 6-8: $12,472; and
grades 9-12: $17,107. The School also charges a one-time
registration fee of $577, a re-registration fee in the amount of 1
percent of the annual tuition rate for the grade the child is
currently in, deductible from the first quarter’s tuition of the
following year, and an annual building fee of $1,823, payable for
five years beginning in grade 1. The annual optional bus fee is
$2,298. Optional lunches cost $4.93 daily for grades 3-12 and $3.45
daily for EC-grade 2. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Ms. Blannie M. Curtis, Director
Frank C. Carlucci American
International School Lisbon
Rua Antonio Dos Reis, 95
Linho, 2710-301 Sintra, Portugal