Dear Parents/Guardians, 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school website. Escola Internacional da Madeira is the only fully bilingual school on the island where the same length of time is allocated daily, to teaching all subjects in both English and Portuguese. We have a strong focus on creating both a community and family within our school. 

Our children are encouraged to contribute their own individual talents, strengths and perspectives. 

Escola Internacional da Madeira is an international education institution with the following classes: 
Pre-school 1
Pre-school 2
Primary 1
Primary 2
Primary 3
Primary 4
Each class consists of a limited number of pupils. Located in the centre of Funchal, we offer pupils and families an international education focused on preparing children for the future.

Escola Internacional da Madeira aims to provide, within a disciplined and caring framework, the educational and social foundations necessary to allow and encourage children to develop their potential.

The children are guided to develop an appreciation of individual differences and gain a broad perspective on the world as they learn to live in an international society.

The pupils of The International School come from a wide variety of countries across the globe and begin to discover, as they play together, that in spite of their differences, they are all very much alike. 

Apart from teaching English and Portuguese as First Languages, Mathematics, Information Technology, Science and Social Studies are all taught to all children in both languages. Enrichment courses such as Art, Music and Physical Education form part of the curriculum, with Swimming, Zumba and Piano offered as extra-curriculars *. 

I personally look forward to welcoming you to our school family, 

Chloe Oldham 

Assistant Principal
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