Based in the heart of the leafy Restelo district in Lisbon, l’École Trilingue is a small school where children can be given the individual attention they need. Pupils from 2 to 6 years old can discover the world in English, French and Portuguese.
L’École Trilingue builds on the success of its sister school in London, L’école bilingue, which has been teaching children aged 3 to 11 years since 2004, and has received top marks from both the French and English inspection boards for its teaching and pastoral care. L’École Trilingue shares its sister school’s values, and aims to provide outstanding trilingual teaching – accredited by the French Ministry for Education, and certified by that of Portugal – to children of all backgrounds and nationalities.
We believe that our school community should embrace cultural diversity, celebrate differences and practise mutual respect. We hope that pupils will think of our premises as their second home, and of our staff as their extended family.
We help all students grow, learn and blossom by providing an international, multilingual, safe and nurturing setting. We want each and every pupil to reach their full potential, and we work closely with parents to prepare them for primary school.
We aim to help pupils gain a greater sense of confidence and autonomy, and enhance their language skills, by learning in and practising three languages.
We strive to be a school that encourages curiosity and critical thinking, and triggers exploration. Our ambition is for our pupils to develop a wide range of skills, start on their journey to trilingualism, and gain a better understanding of the diversity of the world surrounding them.
We believe in taking advantage of the opportunities offered by our environment. As well as learning Portuguese, our pupils will benefit from the many scientific, cultural and sports institutions that Lisbon has to offer, and enjoy its numerous educational enrichment programmes for schools.