St. Dominic's international School, Portugal
About St. Dominic's international School, Portugal
St. Dominic’s International School is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through, independent international school with sixth form, situated in Outeiro de Polima in Portugal.
The educational programme and learning at the school is influenced by the International Baccalaureate Organisation and its IB Learner Profile, and the Dominican motto of ‘Veritas’ held by the founders of the school, which both value the commitment to learning through inquiry and an on-going search for truth.
In 1954, the Irish Dominican Sisters established the Bom Sucesso Girls’ Day School, which became St Dominic’s College, a co-educational school, in 1963. In 1988, St Dominic’s College was re-named St Dominic’s International School.
Mr Richard Tangye
Values and vision
St. Dominic’s International School’s mission is to nurture people and cultivate international mindedness and a sense of global citizenship by offering a quality international education which develops the unique intellectual, social, physical, emotional, moral and spiritual characteristics inherent in each person.
The school believes that each student: is a unique person with rights and responsibilities; is able to learn and develop the positive qualities of respect for self, others and the environment; is able to achieve to the limits of his or her own capacities.
St. Dominic’s International School values and promotes the role of parents as the first educators of their children and the school’s role as co-educators, and the contribution of parents to the development of school community. It believes in the commitment and shared contribution of all staff to the mission and philosophy of learning of the school.
The school also values the acquisition of the skills of cooperative learning and open, honest communication by all members of the school community, and the exercise of thinking and reasoning powers of all learners enabling them to make positive and wise decisions.