Palmela International School | St. Peter’s International School

St. Peter’s School is a renowned private school in Palmela, very close to Lisbon. See more about the Mission and Values of Palmela International School!

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Mission and Values
In a world that is constantly changing, in which society lives at an ever-increasing pace, education has taken on a leading role, bringing with it the highest of social responsibilities.

St. Peter's International School is an international school that provides a competitive, high-quality response to the needs of a diverse population. Its fundamental principles are centered on the integral development of the child, valuing academic and professional success, based on attitudes, practices and values that contribute to the growth of the individual.

Our mission is to build self-reliant, critical, creative students, who have the necessary skills and abilities to perform well at a personal, social and professional level, thus allowing them to pursue their studies, and actively integrate into a rapidly changing and increasingly globalized society.

Considering the cosmopolitan spirit of the school, in which students of different nationalities work together, the English language acquires particular importance in our educational context, and is present in the syllabus from kindergarten to secondary school. The acquisition of other languages is also vital - Spanish, German and Latin - and allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of our social context as well as an insight into different worldviews and cultural realities. This in turn encourages a cross-disciplinary development of knowledge and values, as well as greater competitiveness in the labour market.

The eclectic and multilingual education advocated by the institution is also evident in the opportunity, at secondary school level, to study through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - a two-year academic programme, recognized by the most renowned universities around the world as the pre-university approach that best prepares students for entry into higher education.

On the other hand, we aim to develop an appreciation of the various art forms, thus encouraging creativity. It is also our ambition to promote healthy lifestyles, encouraging physical activity and sports, whilst instilling safe conduct in our students, so that these can be put into practice in their daily lives.

Finally, in accordance with our guiding principles, we reiterate the great importance we give to the education of values and affections, in order to instil a cognitive, moral and aesthetic sensibility in our students. As such, by exploring their critical spirit, we aim to promote responsibility, autonomy, citizenship and solidarity in our students.

To this end, the redevelopment of the rules governing our educational approach for the next three years (2015-2018), reflects not only the consolidation of our basic principles, but also the essential evolution of our philosophy in order to face the educational challenges of 21st century society.