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Why Choose OBS?


  • 125 years of academic experience being the oldest British school in Continental Europe
  • More than 25 years offering the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB programme), being the only IB World School in the north of Portugal
  • Native English-speaking teachers developing truly bilingual students
  • British education in a supportive and caring environment
  • Small class sizes to support a personalized learning in a familiar atmosphere
  • Teacher/pupil ratio: 6.6
  • More than 30 nationalities amongst the student body
  • Extensive extracurricular activities
  • IBDP Score: above the world average
  • Training leadership skills: our students’ leadership skills are trained since primary, developing very responsible and extraordinary individuals