St. Julian's School

Carcavelos, Portugal

St. Julian's School is a co-educational international day school established in 1932 in Portugal. It is located on a 7.6 hectare site near Carcavelos beach, with football, tennis and rugby facilities.

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School size:

579 boys, 583 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate
  • English National Curriculum


Catarina Coelho

Job title:

Admissions Officer

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Council of International Schools (CIS) - accredited
  • Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) - accredited
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - accredited
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) - accredited
  • The Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) - member
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS) - member
School Website

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"Our purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential."

Senior management

Head of School : Dr Nicola Mason
Secondary School Principal: Nick Connolly
Primary School Principal: Angela Harris

School description

On its beautiful historic site in Carcavelos, between central Lisbon and Cascais, St. Julian’s has been offering an outstanding education since 1932. Our traditions reflect the uniqueness of our identity; as a British international school in Portugal we provide three different curricula depending on the section of the school the student attends. These range from the local Portuguese system, through to the English National Curriculum to the final two years of the IB international diploma, which provides a gateway to universities all over the world.

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:


Reception average class size:


Primary average class size:


Secondary average class size:


Sixth form average class size:


Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 9

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 9

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 6

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 9

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 6

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 01/09/16 - 16/12/16
  • 03/01/17 - 31/03/17
  • 18/04/17 - 30/06/17
  • 2017/2018
  • 01/09/17 - 19/12/17
  • 03/01/18 - 23/03/18
  • 09/04/18 - 03/07/18

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • English National Curriculum

Examinations board:

IGCSE (Edexcel + CIE); Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate (IB)

Higher education:

98% of students progress to higher education

University destinations:

UK: Cambridge, UCL, Manchester, Bath, Exeter, Royal Holloway, Oxford Brookes, Queen Mary, Warwick, East Anglia, King’s, Bristol, Sussex, Southampton, York, City, Nottingham, Strathclyde, Kent, Royal Vet. USA: UC Berkeley

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Rugby, Cross Country, Athletics
The Physical Education department at St. Julian´s School is committed to offering a range of extra-curricular activities for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

Extra-curricular activities:

Student paper, MUN (Model United Nations), Karate, Ballet, Rugby Club, Tennis, Judo, Swimming Club, Surf & Bodyboard Club, LSO (Lisbon Schools Orchestra)
Extra-curricular activities take place after school from 3.15pm until 5.30pm.


Admission process:

First step for registering is the completion and return of the application form including reference area and payment of the registration fee. At this stage copies of the parents' and the child’s ID cards / passports must also be provided, as well as copies of the student’s recent school reports.

Admission and language criteria:

When a place becomes available, the Admissions Office will inform the parents. An interview will be scheduled for the child and parents with the relevant section principal. Admission to school will be determined by the Headmaster with the advice of the relevant academic staff.

Fees (Annual)


9.192,00 €


11.544,00 €

Junior Day:

13.227,00 €

Secondary Day:

16.929,00 €

Sixth form:

21.708,00 €



Catarina Coelho

Job title:

Admissions Officer

School news & events




Quinta Nova



Post/Zip Code:



+351 214585312

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