International Christian School of Cascais (ICSC) Lisbon
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About International Christian School of Cascais (ICSC)


The International Christian School of Cascais provides a safe, holistic atmosphere for all our students, whereby their individual abilities and gifts are identified, nurtured and encouraged so that each student can gain confidence to progress and reach their full potential. By using various methods and educational activities we encourage creative thinking, initiative, exploring, and problem solving in our students in a fun environment.

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At the International Christian School of Cascais, we provide international students with a high quality education, bridging your child's success with the infrastructure of knowledge and creativity.

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Curriculum

American, International, English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

12

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17 Reviews of International Christian School of Cascais (ICSC)

Average Ratings

Overall 4.14
Facilities 3.67
Academics 4.08
Teachers 4.58
Sports 3.83
Music & Arts 3.58
Science & Tech 3.83

Reviewer Nationalities

South African (1) British (1) Angolan (1) Greek (1) American (4) Brazilian (4)

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Andrea, 09/05/2024 @ 20:05:59
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The conditions of the school is terrible. All the money are clearly going to their pockets. Our children must deal with broken tables, photocopy books, old and very broke toys outside for small children. They give nice speeches about love and family on interviews, but it is all lies. If they care for our children, why don’t they improve the school? The worst thing is that the leaders of the school change student grades that teachers give, so they pass even when they should fail. Unacceptable.

alexa , 03/05/2024 @ 14:54:48
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icsc is a 100% English-language school, with Mc Donald's every week, which welcomes children (only young children), and is very serious about Christianity, with a devotional every morning before classes. However, students believe that it is old and does not have adequate infrastructure and contains improper hygiene (such as polluted water from the water filter). In addition to there being a lack of quality in materials (such as broken tables, etc.) and unqualified teachers for older students. Teacher replacement is unqualified or non-existent, and the lack of teachers with other positions at the school is constant (teachers arrive very late to class or even don't show up at all). The school, to avoid wasting energy, does not use electric heaters to warm students and teachers and does not use air conditioning on hot days. On the subject of temperature, I would like to mention that students are exposed to absurd temperatures and are locked in the school's outdoor area daily during breaks. Finally, I would like to state that some teachers only work at the school because they are relatives and/or children of coordinators and/or school owners. I feel deceived by the school despite all its qualities. Thanks.

Tj, 17/04/2024 @ 17:18:47
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The school has a homeschool curriculum. Teachers are mostly not qualified. All students pay different amounts depending on how rich they are. Administration doesn't know what they are doing. The administrator always lies to parents about the kids and about the teachers. She just wants to look good and be friends with parents, no real care for kids. The building and school supplies are not well kept. Money goes in their pockets instead of into the school and education of kids. Many parents think it’s wonderful because of the lies and stories she spins to look good. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

Camille Mendes, 15/04/2022 @ 19:26:08
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Amazing school with wonderful teachers. Because its small your kids get more attention. Definitely recommend it. My son goes there and he loves it.

Hercules Styliaras, 07/04/2022 @ 10:04:05
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My daughter has been a student there since September 2021 and I have nothing but positive things to say about them. They genuinely care about the children's well-being and they haven't stopped encouraging our little ones since day one. Highly recommended - regardless of religion

Neysa , 09/07/2021 @ 20:33:36
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I love this school, they are a family for me ! The best of the word!

Brenda Barros, 04/07/2021 @ 12:49:06
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For us it was a great privilege for our daughter to study at the International Christian School of Cascais for the excellence of the teaching, the Christian commitment and the great love shown for us and for our daughter. Congratulations on the wonderful school. You excel in your work to keep the school at the highest level. Big hug and you definitely live in our hearts!

David Conway, 04/07/2021 @ 12:46:10
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ICSC is a unique jewel, in that its greatest assets are its teachers and administrative staff. The staff and teachers at ICSC are diligent, thorough, and professional, embodying what you would expect from any school. I have and would recommend ICSC to anyone, especially if you are looking for a school that will meet your academic requirements, they work very hard to do this. However, if you are looking for a school that will help nurture your child to being a good and conscientious human being ICSC does this also, and that is not something that you can always get. It has been a pleasure interacting with this school, and we will miss this fine institution of learning.

Kirsty Eduardo, 20/06/2021 @ 13:36:02
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International Christian School of Cascais is so much more than a school - it is a family. Students and teachers alike have a huge love and respect for one another, and there is an incredible sense of home when you walk through the doors. I have never worked with such a great, caring, supportive team who is always ready to go above and beyond for students, parents and fellow teachers. I highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a high-quality education from teachers who are passionate about what they do and provide not only great education, but also instill strong spiritual and moral values in their students!

Debra Arnold, 19/06/2021 @ 14:56:06
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I am writing this review to highly recommend the International Christian School of Cascais. We were lucky and blessed to find ISCS. They immediately took in our son and the whole family. I remember that first day he got off the bus and he said mom they really care about me. I knew right then we had made the correct choice. Our son had behavioral issues and was placed on a IEP and a behavioral IEP. ICSC did everything they could to help him. The patience and understanding that the school has is unmeasurable. Since moving from Portugal to California in July of 2020 he has had no behavioral issues and is off both of his IEP and he is getting straight A's in all his classes. I believe in my heart if it wouldn’t have been for ISCS doing everything that they did and how they went over and beyond we would still be having the issues with him today. I highly recommend the school to anyone. You truly become a family and they will go above and beyond for your child.

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Paola Giraldo, 2 years ago


my two cousins are studying in that school. I was visiting Portugal for two months over there and I had the opportunity two see and meet the people in that school. I love the staff and the atmosphere that school has. Everyone is kind, polite, generous, and most importantly they have a passion of teaching. I can't thank them in of for all the help they have given to my two cousins. Hopefully I will go back to Portugal to stop by and say hello because truly they are remarkable.

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p g, 2 years ago


my two nephews are studying there, less then a year ago I met the staff and school. The are heart warming people and the vibe in that place is not just a school, but a place where the teachers and students are pleased to learn and teach. Giving high values and morals that's the base of very school should have. thank you so much for all the support you guys give to my nephews.

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maria joao costa, 2 years ago


I was a teacher at this school and I can only testify to a unique experience. Each student is treated as a whole and the subjects taught are only a part of the academic curriculum. Love and respect are also incorporated throughout their education at ICSC. I found that there was a constant relationship between the families and the school. As a school teacher and missionary, I felt the added responsibility of setting an example for these extraordinary children. The staff treats the students as though they were family. I learned so much from these students as well as from the colleagues with whom I worked side by side. This is a strong team of teachers and administration. I thank God for allowing me this opportunity.

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Sarah Elizabeth, 2 years ago


Great and trusted establishment, I attended ICSC from my freshman year up until my senior year of high school and I am now fourtunate enough to be attending one of the best international universities in europe. ICSC has opened up so many great doors for me and the school community as a whole is something out of this world! It is also very important to bare in mind that ICSC is an international school, that can and will open up great doors for you internationally as long as you are also willing to put in the work! Loved my experience here x

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Stef Claro, 2 years ago


Was a student at the school. Mixed feelings about my experiences there. The teachers are great, the students are awesome, but the governing body of the "establishment" is shocking . 10th graders are taught the same work as a 12th grader, and good luck getting your child into a university in Portugal .. p.s: not going to happen. Your child will be rewarded with an unrecognizable deploma. Rather give me the money and I'll tutor your child.

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