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King’s College School arrives in Portugal

In September 2022, King’s College School, Cascais, will open its doors in Portugal. King’s College School is part of Inspired, the leading global group of premium schools educating over 50,000 students across five continents. The new school is in a fabulous location on an extensive state of the art campus of 40.000m2, which will be completed by September 2023, equipped with first-class educational, performing arts and sporting facilities, as well as a boarding house for 50 students.

With a total investment of 45M euros, this unique educational project reflects Inspired’s significant commitment to Portugal, following the group’s 40M euros investment in building the state-of-the-art PaRK International School campus in Alfragide and acquiring St Peter’s International School in 2019. In addition, Inspired Education is now bringing to Cascais one of the most prestigious educational institutions in its group: King’s College Schools, founded in 1969. Backed by King’s College’s distinctive heritage of academic excellence and the global expertise of Inspired, King’s College Cascais will offer a truly modern learning environment specially designed for the needs of students today.

The new school will be based in the existing campus of PaRK IS Cascais. Facilities will include two gymnasiums, football and rugby pitches, tennis and padel courts, and a swimming pool. The campus will also include performing arts rooms for dance and drama, and music and instruments’ practice rooms. There will also be state-of-the-art science labs, a multi-purpose hall, an auditorium, and plenty of green spaces and shaded areas for students to enjoy. The new campus will cater to over 1,200 students from 1 to 18 years old and grow organically in 2 phases.

Opening in September 2022, it will initially offer places to children between the ages of 1 and 13. In September 2023, with the expansion completed, classes for students up to 16 years old will be available. As they get older, they will progress through school. Eventually, all year groups will be open, catering up to age 18. The boarding house will also be opening in September 2023, providing students from 13 years old with premium quality accommodation with a home-away-from-home feel in a safe and secure environment.

A truly global education King’s College Cascais will offer the complete world-renowned Cambridge international curriculum until Year 11 (age 16), culminating with the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme in Years 12 & 13 (age 16-18). This unique learning pathway, delivered by hand-picked teachers, is proven to support the most successful transition into world-leading universities.

Additionally, students will enjoy a vast range of co-curricular and enrichment activities, including a unique Elite Sports Programme for student-athletes. Being an Inspired school, students from King’s College Cascais will uniquely benefit from meaningful global connectivity with over 70 inspired premium schools across 20 countries spanning five continents. From extraordinary curriculum collaborations to global student leadership networks, partnerships and exchanges, teachers and students in Cascais will join one of the largest professional learning communities in the world. Nadim M Nsouli, Founder and CEO of Inspired, said:

“We are delighted to bring the first King’s College School to Portugal. King’s College Schools are renowned for their academic excellence around the world and their ability to immerse students in environments where they can develop global competencies. Our aim is to encourage innovation, build confidence and help young minds learn and grow, so they can thrive in the world today and in the future. We will ensure the Inspired approach, which integrates with the King’s College School curriculum, will enable every student to fulfil their individual potential through our core pillars of academic excellence, sport and performing arts. Inspired will introduce its global best practices and enable students in Cascais to leverage our global platform and participate in exchange programs and other engaging activities with over 70 Inspired schools around the world”

“King’s College Cascais is going to be a unique school. Aside from its outstanding campus and state of the art facilities, King’s College Cascais will offer a perfect combination of long-proven educational excellence with a truly global and forward-thinking approach. We feel we are setting new standards for modern private education. It is an absolute pleasure to be leading such a project and a school that will be a reference in Cascais, Portugal and the world.”

Barbara Beck de Lancastre, Managing Director of Inspired in Portugal

Learn more about King’s College here.

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