Cambridge Examinations

Starting from grade 3 in their Primary School education, our pupils are given the possibility of certifying their level of English with the University of Cambridge examinations. The English Language syllabus adopted at all teaching levels is developed in such a way so as to prepare all our students for the different levels of these exams, considered essential tools for their future.

All students at St. Peter’s have the opportunity to acquire the various examination certificates. The first tests taken are Starters, Movers and Flyers, followed by the Cambridge English: Key (KET) and Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET), the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam, which is taken by the majority of our pupils in grade 9, and finally the more advanced levels, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) exams, taken in Secondary School.

With the protocol established with the British Council, and as an examinations centre, St. Peter’s International School also receives candidates from other language school in the Setúbal region, allowing them to take the KET, PET and FCE examinations on our premises.


University of Cambridge

The primary reason for including Latin in our syllabus at St. Peter’s International School was the need to help our students reflect on the Portuguese language, promoting more structured thinking, enhancing communicative competence and carrying out an analysis that promotes relationships between cultures and knowledge.

With the protocol established between St. Peter’s International School and the Cambridge School Classics Project from the University of Cambridge, the school provides its students with access to an international certification in Latin, in which they are subject to an external test, according to the level of each student in the language and following internal assessment carried out by the teachers.


Confucius Institute

With the recent increase in the importance of Mandarin, St. Peter’s International School has chosen to offer an extracurricular activity in Mandarin to provide an opportunity for all of our students to gain another valuable qualification for their future. As such, our students can now certify their level of Mandarin with the Confucius Institute, which is part of the University of Lisbon, by enrolling through our school for this certification.


Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

This protocol celebrated between the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and St Peter’s International School aims to establish the conditions under which students undertaking the Master’s degree in English Language Teaching in Primary School at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, will be able to have Supervised Teaching Practice at our school.


DELE - Spanish Diploma

The partnership established with the Cervantes Institute makes St. Peter’s International School the only Examinations Centre south of the River Tagus where the DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) exams are held. Students who attend St. Peter’s International School together with candidates from other regions may undergo the various levels of these examinations on our premises.

Our students are prepared by our teachers for the Beginner (A1/A2), Intermediate (B1/B2) and Advanced (C1) levels of the DELE exams with extra-curricular lessons for students from the Lower and Upper Intermediate and Secondary School levels.


Goethe Institut

In collaboration with the Goethe Institut, at St. Peter’s International School we aim to offer our students the opportunity to acquire and consolidate important language skills as well as obtain a qualification which is vital for their academic and professional future.The Goethe Institut examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, starting with Level A1 for beginners until Level C2+ for proficient users or near native speakers. The Goethe Institut exams are also recognised all over the world.


IB - International Baccalaurate

St. Peter’s International School – An IB World School

From September 2015, St. Peter’s International School offers our Secondary School students the opportunity to carry out the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. After having received official authorisation from the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), granting us the title of IB World School, our school is now one of the seven IB World Schools in Portugal, making us part of this international educational community.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme that prepares students from the age of 16 to 19 for success at university and life beyond. It is structured in such a way that develops the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.

The Diploma Programme prepares students for effective participation in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. It is the IB’s objective to provide students with values, opportunities and experiences that will enable students to contribute to the global community.


Felician College

This protocol, which is unique in Portugal, allows our students to have direct access to the various degree courses offered by the American College, from the areas of Science and Technology, to the Arts and Foreign Languages.

With this protocol, students graduating from St. Peter’s International School will be received as US students, attending the same courses and residing within the college campus, as native students would do.

It will certainly be a unique opportunity for our finalists who will benefit from the opportunity to enrol in a college in the United States.


ABRSM & Rockschool

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music is the main international music assessment entity, evaluating about 600,000 candidates in over 85 countries worldwide each year. The ABRSM has over 120 years of experience in music education, and protocols with four prestigious music schools in the UK, known as the Royal Schools of Music: The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

The ABRSM offers a syllabus from the 8th grade in music (instrument and musical training), certification of advanced skills (higher education courses) in Education, Performance or direction.


Hospital da Luz

St. Peter’s International School is proud to be a partner with such an entity as Hospital da Luz, with which this strategic partnership benefits both employees and students.

This partnership allows the employees from the different branches of Hospital da Luz to benefit from specific conditions regarding the admission of their children, but also allows our students access to a set of educational initiatives carried out throughout the school year, such as the Health Olympics carried out in previous years.

As partners in the mission to do more and do better for young people and teenagers, the two entities now also share families and a location: St. Peter’s International School.

Contact us for more information regarding registration and admissions.