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Parent's Review of International School of the Algarve in Algarve, Portugal

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

International School of the Algarve

In what town or city is this school located?

Algarve

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

British International

What grade levels are represented at this school?

kinder-12

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Bus and parents driving

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

Gymnastics, roller blades, Karate, basket, Music and instruments, theatre, arts.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

They didn't do anything but my children's transition was very good and they didn't need any help from school. As far as I Know they don't have programs for repatriation.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

There is a PTA But not very active. If you want to participate you have to get involved. There are no social activities for parents, but note that this is a school not really for expatriates, but for foreigners that live in the Algarve. Most os the students go to school since 4 years old.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

It's a very nice school. The teachers and staff are really good and my children were very happy there. Everybody is quite friendly and we felt very welcome when we arrived.

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