United Lisbon International School


NEASC Candidate
IB Candidate School

A world-class international school in central Lisbon

A member of the Dukes Education family of schools, United Lisbon International School is a modern and innovative school providing education for children to prepare them for the future. Technology, Global Citizenship, Entrepreneurism, Sports and Performing Arts are all pillars for our education. We provide education founded on rigorous standards of excellence, seamlessly integrating technology into the learning environment. We want our students to embrace the opportunities created in tomorrow’s world. We live the United philosophy at school: that global problems can only be solved through being UNITED.

We are a K-12 school for kids from ages 3-18 with our first IB students graduating in 2024, following an American international curriculum and the IB diploma for grades 11 and 12. We are proud to be an accredited IB World School and a candidate school for NEASC. We have prioritized technology as a core for an education for the future and have worked hard to become a Microsoft Showcase School. Our state-of-the-art Maker Space teaches our kids about coding, robotics, 3D printing, Minecraft and much more. ULIS has invested in over 6,500 sqm of outdoor spaces, allowing our kids have lots of fresh air and sports during the day despite being in an urban setting. As we had the opportunity to design our facilities from scratch, our science laboratories and art spaces are kitted out with the most modern equipment to enable our faculty to work with our kids to achieve their true potential.

Our school community now boasts of over 50 nationalities – representing a truly international community. We now have over 600 students (as of January 2024) and a fabulous international faculty that brings years of international education and cultural experience. We work with good extra-curricular activity providers in the area to give our children the opportunities to work with the best in class while pursuing their activities interests. Partners include the Lisbon Racket Centre, Sporting Athletic Club and other local clubs.

Being a member of the Dukes family of schools, students at ULIS benefit enormously from international exchange and summer camp opportunities, as well as sports competitions. Dukes has superb career counselling, Internship and college counselling experience and platforms for children wishing to go to universities in the US, Europe or the UK. Teachers have access to the world-class leadership and professional development offerings of Dukes. Parents with children at ULIS will tap into a huge network of like-minded families and learning opportunities within the Dukes community.

The current and future collaboration with the United Lisbon Edu Hub for the arts, entrepreneurship, shadowing and internships makes United Lisbon one of the most innovative schools in Europe.

United Lisbon is the right choice for your family, if you are looking for a school that

  • is centrally located in Lisbon, next to the Park of Nations, truly international and fully accredited
  • continuously innovates within leading international curricula, offering highest-quality education towards a globally acknowledged high school diploma
  • builds partnerships with corporations and institutions to enrich student learning through real-life experiences and applied projects
  • commits to the purpose of a sustainable and equitable world and to instilling values and responsibility for the next generation
  • offers a diverse and holistic program to engage all learners and provides additional learning and after-school opportunities (e.g. football, the music academy, languages, tennis and much more)
Admissions processes are always ongoing and we are looking forward to the opportunity to meet you in person at our school.

Welcome to United Lisbon International School!

Founding Leadership Team

Dr. José Azcue has more than 25 years’ experience in international education and is widely engaged with the IB (International Baccalaureate Organization). He holds a Masters from University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a PhD from The University of Waterloo in Canada. José has served as Headmaster of an international school and held leadership and teaching positions at several international schools in Portugal. In 2000 he was awarded the Diploma of the Principal Training Center for International School Leadership. Jose has been actively involved in teaching, developing teaching material, running workshops and online teacher training.
Dr. José Azcue
Dr. José Azcue
Lead Principal and Head of School
Teresa joined the United Lisbon International School in 2020 to integrate the school’s Founding Leadership Team. Passionate about education, Teresa commits her professional expertise, to serving ULIS’s community, by leading areas such as finance, admissions, marketing, human resources, and school facilities. Before joining ULIS, Teresa served as School Manager and Business Developer for Knightsbridge Schools International, in Algarve. Prior to working in education, Teresa worked briefly in Hospitality, following a successful executive career in the Ceramics industry, as Managing Director for the Etex Group in Portugal, board member of CTCV – Ceramics and Glass Technological Centre, and member of the Strategic Committee of APICER – Portuguese Ceramics Industry Association. Teresa Monteiro holds a Management Degree from the International University of Lisbon, an MBA with specialization in marketing from the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Administration at the Glion Institute of Higher Education, in Switzerland.
Teresa Monteiro (PT)​ General Manager
Teresa Costa Monteiro
General Manager

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People matter: Good education builds on positive relations to form a learning community and engage students in a variety of both academical and personal learning processes. The role of teachers to guide student learning has transformed significantly throughout the last decades towards a varied, collaborative and holistic approach focused on formative learning processes. Technology offers new ways to enrich and personalize learning, and seamlessly extend the classroom.