United Lisbon International School opened by mayor
Portugal’s latest international school, the United Lisbon International School was officially opened by the Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina on 14 April.
The new school was founded by branded luxury resort and branded residences developers Chitra and Roman Stern of the Elegant Group, Martinhal Group, as well as creating the United Lisbon Edu Hub.
The opening ceremony will be undertaken by the Sterns and also the Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina.
The United Lisbon International School, which has been open since September 2020, is the first anchor-project of the United Lisbon Edu Hub, a 28,400m2 campus which resulted from a €75 million investment which will create a new educational ecosystem in the east of Lisbon on the periphery of Parque das Nações.
The school was created by converting a former university building that had won the Valmor architectural prize in 1958 – at that time it was actually the Pasteur Laboratories. The premises were totally refurbished and redesigned to house the school which has collaborative learning hubs, art studios, the latest scientific labs, state-of-the-art technology and 6,500m2 of open-air sports facilities.
“To empower and inspire the younger generations for a sustainable world” is one of the main pillars of the United School’s forward-looking philosophy which aims to offer an education for the future: an international education inspired by and tailored to the XXIst century; with an eduction rooted in the rigorous standards of excellence, seamlessly integrating technology (Microsoft Showcase) into the learning environment, while offering an increasingly personalised learning for each student.
The United Lisbon International offers English-language academic programs up to Grade 12, the school started with a limited number of 150 students from Early Childhood to Grade 9.