About Us

A History of St. Julian's School

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t all began when José da Cruz, treasurer to D. José I, built himself a palace in the middle of his winegrowing estate or Quinta in Carcavelos. Little did he know that his holiday home would become a land mark in educational history.

1750

Once the Palácio was built, in the 1750s, D. José I, then king of Portugal, frequently came to Quinta Nova, perhaps to enjoy the fine wine, as Quinta Nova had an extensive vineyard with an annual production of over 500 barrels.

1932

In 1932 St. Julian’s School was officially opened and three years later, in 1935, the Portuguese section first saw the light of day.

1962

To avoid closing the School the founders asked for support from the British Council, the local British community, The Gulbenkian Foundation and many English companies operating in Portugal and the St. Julian’s Association was formed

Today

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.

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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.