Why us?

4 solid reasons to choose AIS

These foundations are the basis of our approach to exceptional international education. Find out more


AIS concentrate on a full range of subjects - academic, sports and the arts – with equal value placed on all


AIS limits the number of students per class to 12 to ensure individualised attention for every pupil

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AIS put emphasis on learning the Portuguese language and being aware of the culture of the country in which we live

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Accredited curriculum with globally recognised qualifications for 14-19 year olds

Welcome To Aspire International School

Our objective at AIS is to raise the standard of education in the Algarve with a balanced curriculum, from academic subjects to sports and the arts. Our focus is on educating the ‘whole child’ and we take the time to listen to suggestions for improvements.

We offer a preschool for children aged 3 – 5, a primary for ages 5 – 11 and a secondary school for ages 11 – 18. Our curriculum is based on the English national curriculum but is adapted to suit an international student-body.

The school is accredited by Pearson Edexcel providing globally recognised qualifications - including iGCSEs and A Levels - which open doors to top universities worldwide.



Our Staff

At AIS the teachers want to get to know each student, to recognise and be fully aware of their strengths and weaknesses, likes and interests, in and outside of the classroom. Our responsibility is to educate, inspire and encourage each individual pupil to reach their potential.

AIS classes have a maximum of twelve children; this in itself is a massive advantage as it ensures individualised attention for every pupil. The rate of learning, the comprehensive coverage of the curriculum and most importantly the time given by our teachers to understand each student and their learning style is invaluable in the education process.

How to find us