Accreditation

..”outstanding representatives and ambassadors of the St Julian’s spirit: open, caring, curious”

St Julian’s School seeks to demonstrate its commitment to international education and continual improvement by undergoing regular and systematic evaluation from a number of Accreditation partners, internationally and locally. Universities across the world acknowledge that the delivery of the IB Diploma, as well as the recognised accreditation from agencies such as CIS and NEASC, as this demonstrates that the school adheres to globally recognised standards and promotes qualities and skills that higher education institutions are seeking in students. Likewise, the delivery of the Portuguese National Curriculum from 1º to 9º anos is recognised and authorised by the Portuguese Ministry of Education. 

Seeking Accreditation by a number of bodies demonstrates that as a School we care about what we do and seek external validation and evaluation in order to ensure that we are developing to be the very best that we can be.

 

CIS/NEASC

“The CIS Accreditation Process is a flexible, yet rigorous, vehicle for continuous school improvement which leads, if successful, to the most highly valued and sought after international recognition of the school.”  CIS

The Accreditation process with CIS and NEASC has, until very recently, involved a continuous 10 year cycle of steps, including a Self-Study, Preparatory Visits and a Team Visit. The accreditation process is all about school improvement, and discussions focus on ways in which the school can better fulfil the vision of its mission statement and offer outstanding teaching and learning. Student well-being and the promotion of internationalism are other key concerns, as are questions of strategic planning, school development, and governance. 

St Julian’s was first accredited in 1998 and has had its accredited status confirmed at every visit since (in 2008 and, more recently, in November 2018). Our students have been described as "outstanding representatives and ambassadors of the St Julian's School spirit: open, caring, curious." and " teachers and staff enjoy one of the warmest and most supportive professional climates imaginable" (CIS & NEASC Team Visit Report, November 2018).

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IBO

The  first school in Portugal to offer the IB, St Julian’s School has been authorised by the IBO since 1986 to offer its senior students the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). St Julian’s has recently successfully completed its recent 5 year evaluation with the IBO.

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HMC

Our Head of School, Dr Nicola Mason, is an International Member of HMC (The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference). HMC has 54 international members spread across Africa, Asia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, Central & South America and Canada. All international members of the HMC and their schools share the same educational values and commitment to quality, innovation and excellence in education, providing reassurance to parents and pupils abroad that they are choosing the very best education for their child.

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COBIS

St Julian's is an Associate Member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), an organisation which helps keep us in contact with best practice and the latest developments in the independent and state sector in the United Kingdom.

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Portuguese Ministry of Education

St Julian’s School is recognised and authorised by the Portuguese Ministry of Education (Ministério da Educação) to deliver the 1º, 2º and 3º Ciclos of the Portuguese National Curriculum. 

St Julian’s School is recognised and authorised by the Portuguese Ministry of Education (Ministério da Educação) to deliver the 1º, 2º and 3º Ciclos of the Portuguese National Curriculum. 

 

AEEP

St Julian’s School is a Member of AEEP (Associação Ensino Particular e Cooperativo), the Association of Portuguese Private Schools.

 

NAACE

In May 2016 St Julian’s School was awarded the prestigious International Technology in Education Mark by Naace. ITEM - the International Technology in Education Mark - is a whole-school technology accreditation for schools throughout the world. Accredited by NAACE, the professional association for educators interested in advancing education through the appropriate use of technology, ITEM uses a self- review framework which integrates with the NETS standards to produce a unique accreditation scheme suitable for international schools. It enables schools to self-review their technology provision across all areas of the school by setting out a structure of elements, strands and aspects to facilitate self-evaluation, benchmarking and action planning.

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ur purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.

Our purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.