A world-class international school in central Lisbon

United Lisbon International School is a world-class international school located in central Lisbon, next to the Park of Nations. The school is for students in Early Childhood (from 3 years) to grade 12 – but for the academic year 2022, we will have classes up to grade 10 (typically 15/16 years). From September 2022, we will be building up the grades for the IB diploma as well with the first Grade 12 entrants starting in September 2023.

United Lisbon is a modern and innovative international school, offering English-language academic programs from Early Childhood (from 3 years) and to grade 12, with a challenging curriculum based on US-standards (NEASC) and leading to internationally acknowledged university-preparatory programs including the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

We offer education that matters tomorrow: a school providing education inspired by and fit for the 21st century; an international 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.

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 globally acknowledged high school diplomas
  • 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. music, additional languages) through the United Lisbon Edu Hub
Interior United Lisbon

The admissions process for 22 / 23 is ongoing and we are looking forward to the opportunity to meet you in person at our school.

Welcome to United Lisbon International School!

United Lisbon – from the Founding Team

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 Principle 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

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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.