Message from the Head of Cambridge International Curriculum
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the International School of Torres Vedras (ISTV), located in an area of 45,000m2 of natural beauty.
At ISTV we place importance on a balanced academic and vocational project-based education, aimed to develop soft transferable skills. At ISTV we nurture a genuine and ongoing research; a culture of respect, inclusion and collaboration; proactive community service; and place emphasis on creativity and dexterity. These principles support our Vision Statement pillars of:
Nurturing smart heads, kind hearts and dextrous hands.
Selecting an international curriculum that blends in with the local Portuguese flavour is the cornerstone of our mindset. We deliver the internationally acclaimed Cambridge Curriculum as a framework for literacy and numeracy, combined with our unique arts, crafts, physical education and other vocational projects, which will be guided by highly qualified and inspiring teachers; resulting in our students to thrive in their academic and social lives.
This balanced, project-based academic approach, complemented by our enviable co-curricular activities, will bring to life the theories from textbooks; through conceptual lenses; create context for each student; at their pace, in the area of their interest and adapted to their learning styles. We believe that understanding and applying knowledge inspires confidence and courage to help our students thrive in an ever-changing dynamic and global society.
We strongly believe in the primacy of student and staff well-being and highly value strong partnerships between our students, staff, parents and the local community; guided by integrity and transparency.
As you browse our website and read our philosophy, you will gain insight into the unique educational experience we can offer your child(ren) here at ISTV. We encourage you to contact our Enrolment Team and join us on a tour of our school. So you and your child(ren) can experience classrooms and projects in action; meet other students and our administrative staff.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.