Welcome to International Sharing School

Welcome to International Sharing School

We offer the only International Program in Portugal that includes 10 years of Mandarin as a compulsory curricular foreign language, from the age of 6 to 16 years old. We also teach 8 years of German, from the ages of 8 to 16 years old, and 5 years of Russian, from 11 to 16 years old. As extra-curricular languages we teach Spanish, French and Italian.

International Sharing School opened in September 1980 with its first campus in Madeira Island. Later on, in 2018, International Sharing School expanded and opened its first campus in Lisbon.

As an IB school, our Madeira Campus is part of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), present in 149 countries, with more than 1,000,000 students and 50,000 teachers. We are the second school in the country to offer both the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Middle Years Program (MYP). Our Lisbon Campus is preparing its application to become a certified IB World School.

We are proud of our journey and the traditions we have created. We are innovative and always strive to reflect the best of current practices and adapt to the demands of an ever-changing world.

Choosing a school for your children is a very important decision, and is the best long-term family investment. We offer a happy environment, combined with hard work and enthusiasm.

You are very welcome in both our campuses! Come and visit us!

Júlia Ladeira Santos, Principal



Located in Portugal’s first and most innovative science and technology park, International Sharing School – Taguspark offers a curriculum focused on personal and professional development, preparing students of age 4 months to 12 years for an increasingly global, multicultural and multilingual world.

The language of instruction is English. In addition, the academic curriculum includes tuition in the following languages: German, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Italian and Russian.


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International Sharing School – Madeira has students from over 20 different nationalities and teachers from 8 different nationalities offering an international, multicultural and multilingual educational experience.

International Sharing School – Madeira offers a curriculum focused on personal and professional development, preparing students for an increasingly global, multicultural and multilingual world.

Students finish their studies speaking at least five of the seven languages we offer fluently.

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The International Baccalaureate at International Sharing School - Madeira

The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students aged 3 to 19 to excel in their studies and in their personal development.

The IB enjoys a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships, and other admissions related benefits at many high-schools and universities.

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Middle Years


Primary Years




Our Programmes in International Sharing School - Madeira


The Primary Years Programme is a programme focused on the integral development of children from 3 to 11 years old.

We prepare our students to become lifelong learners who show respect for themselves and others and equip them to be able to participate in the world around them.

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The Middle Years Programme is a programme focused on preparing students from 11 to 16 years for the challenges that life brings.

We present our students with a challenging programme that encourages them to establish connections between what they learn and real life. MYP is an inclusive programme that is adaptable to the various interests and academic qualifications of each student.

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International Sharing School - Madeira Officially Recognized by


International Sharing School - Taguspark

International Sharing School - Taguspark is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

**Mission Statement from the IB: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.