Algarve International School (AIS) school offers a healthy, positive alternative. The team of Directors together possess more than fifty years of teaching experience. Experience that emanates from a varied cross section of the academic, creative and pastoral aspects of education. As a bespoke community school AIS are simply offering an alternative experience to the big corporate schools. An outstanding alternative.
AIS classes only have a maximum of twelve children per year group. This in itself points to a massive advantage concerning the attention given to each student, the rate of learning, the full covering of the yearly curriculum and most importantly the time given by our teachers to understand each student. There is no one size fits all when it comes to the education of children.
At AIS the teachers want to get to know each student, to recognise and be fully aware of their strengths and weaknesses in and outside of the classroom. Our responsibility is to educate, inspire and encourage each individual pupil to reach their potential.
AIS is a school with heart, integrity and transparency that aims to instill a love of learning. Our teams go above and beyond, creating effective and captivating lessons, teaching with positive energy in order for the students to grasp the knowledge and understanding required.
The school prides itself in adopting the philosophy of the whole child approach as well as continuously reminding students of the rewards of a positive growth mindset. Respect, self belief, confidence and happiness are all high on the agenda. These are ingredients that all staff will endeavour to build in each pupil and in the school as a whole.
Hands down, best school I have had the pleasure of Doing business with and my stepson has been never the happier. After 8 years of 2 other schools, this being the 3rd. The staff are absolutely there for the kids and they love doing what they do, Ian and all your staff........
In my experience this school is superb.
We moved from the UK, and the first International School we encountered did not meet my expectations, so we looked into AIS and moved our son.
Financially AIS is one of the most affordable schools in the area, there is no charge for enrollment and no hidden costs. The school and teachers have a open and honest culture, which automatically makes you feel at ease!
My son attended year 2 with Rita, and had seperate music lessons, PE and performing arts. I would describe my son as quite rambuctious, but the school met my sons needs academically and emotionally to help keep him stimulated. The teachers know all the children and parents by first name, and the relationship which is built ultimately leads to a better success in the class room. The class sizes are small, which helps for any problems to get picked up instantly. The school uses Tapestry, which is a platform for communicating the childrens school work and progress with the parents. Every week I could see what my son was getting up to and how he was developing, which was really important to me.
I would highly recommend this school for primary age children, the school maybe in its infancy but it already doing incredible work.
Dedicated, competent and passionate teachers, open mindset and diversity within a safe, pleasent and caretaking environment.
Good balance of performance orientation in a play- and joyful environment.
New students are always welcome
We moved our daughter to The Algarve International School after a very stressful experience in the Academy Algarve - to which I won't go into details here.
The teachers and directors in the AIS have been simply amazing and we are SO grateful for everything they've done to help her, encourage her and boost her self-confidence as well as being very supportive with all of us.
Their Ethos, level of care and professionalism is beyond all expectations. They are truly passionate by their work, love the children and manage to create a fantastic relationship with them and atmosphere in the school.
Our daughter is a new child, she loves her teachers and friends and her self confidence is growing each day thanks to the work and support of her teachers. This makes us so happy as there's nothing more important than the wellbeing of our children.
Honestly, if you're thinking of sending your child there, don't hesitate, it's a fantastic school that I've no doubt will grow successfully.
Heavenli, Kathryn, Walter, Ian and the rest of the team, we truly cannot thank you enough for everything you've done for us.