King’s College School offers classes from Pre-Nursery/ Early Years (Age 1) through to Year 8 (age 13). We will naturally grow to add a new year group each year until we get to Year 13 (Grade 12 in the Portuguese system). It will be in the final two years of school (Year 12 & 13) that we will prepare our Sixth Form students for graduation and entry into top-ranked universities, such as those in the US, UK, Europe and others around the world.
King’s College School, Cascais is owned and operated by Inspired, the leading global group of premium schools which operates over 80 schools educating more than 65,000 students across 5 continents. Inspired is a for-profit group and does not solicit donations or charge any debentures. Inspired constantly invests in its schools to ensure that students benefit from its top global educators and state-of-the-art facilities. All our schools are recognised worldwide for offering the highest education standards and achieving the best academic results, ensuring entry into the world’s leading universities.
A typical day at King’s College School, Cascais begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm. Younger learners have one break in the morning and lunchtime, while older students have a break before and another after lunchtime.
The school provides healthy balanced meals using natural ingredients. A healthy diet is promoted through Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) lessons. The school accommodates special diets on request.
Yes, the non-refundable registration fee is €500.
Applicants from Reception to Year 1 are required to meet with the Head of Primary or a senior primary staff member.
For Year 2 until Year 5, King’s College School, Cascais applicants are interviewed by a school psychologist.
From Year 6, applicants must also take a GL Cognitive Ability Test 4 (CAT 4 exam), an online age-related objective assessment test.
Note: The CAT 4 is not a knowledge test. There is no way to fail or pass, nor any way to prepare for this diagnostic test.
Yes, there is a registration fee of €2,000 (Pre-Pre Nursery to Year 7) or €5,000 (from Year 8) to reserve your child’s place, this fee is not refundable.
Yes, King’s College School, Cascais includes daily lunch for all our students up until Year 6, and additionally includes 2 snacks (morning and afternoon). From Year 7 daily lunch is not included in the annual fees.
King’s College School, Cascais school fees include educational materials (books, notebooks, art materials, etc.), school day trips (local) and student insurance for all students as part of our fees. There is a list of basic materials (list provided by the school) that all students are required to bring for their personal use, including stationery and an iPad from Year 5 upwards.
Yes, King's College School students wear the school’s uniform which consists of three different variations:
- Daily Uniform
- Official Uniform
- Sports Uniform
No, King’s College School, Cascais does not include uniform and extracurricular clubs in yearly fees. These are charged separately.
The school will grow organically, in two phases: from its official opening in September 2022, we will welcome children between 1 year old (Early Years) to 13 years old (Year 8). During the 2023-24 academic year the first phase of the expansion will be completed including the Primary School Building and Sports fields. The last phase will be completed by August 2024. As these students grow older, school year groups will progress with them until we offer Year 13 (Age 17) in September 2027.
Throughout their schooling, students will be immersed in the best international education. Families can choose between the International Cambridge curriculum or a Bilingual curriculum (available up until Year 5). In the future, we will be offering the British IGCSE curriculum in Years 10 & 11, which creates open-minded, creative and dynamic individuals, with students learning from first-hand experience – not just textbooks. The King’s College School, Cascais programme provides a structured and rigorous learning pathway to ensure deep learning and skill development.
As the school grows, we will be applying to be an IB candidate school so we can offer the Diploma Programme to our Year 12 & 13 students, a world-renowned and internationally recognised qualification. This gives students a robust preparation for university or the world of work. Upon graduation, students receive the globally recognised IB Diploma.
Our blended curriculum gives students an advantage by developing academic rigour from the globally acclaimed Cambridge International IGCSEs, then embedding the transformational global learner profile characteristics from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme that supports the most successful transition into the leading universities worldwide.
At King’s College School, Cascais, we regard foreign language acquisition as a critical element for internationally-minded children and their families. Therefore, in addition to opportunities within the curriculum for Portuguese, French and Spanish languages, students can also receive additional tutoring after-school in various languages to accelerate their learning of these essential world languages. These extra classes are delivered by fully qualified, native-speaking teachers.
All students will study Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at IGCSE. In addition, students can then also choose 3 complementary subjects from the following: Art, Business Studies, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, Environmental Management, French, Geography, Global Perspectives, History, Sports Science, Music, Portuguese, French or Spanish.
Yes – there is a house system at the school consisting of four houses – each with a house colour, name and identity. We use the house system to encourage friendly competition between the students, such as during sports days. This is a fundamental element in order to teach students to be chivalrous winners and gracious losers and helps form a core part of the King’s College School family.