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Why Choose OBS?


  • More than 120 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

  • 34.6 Average IB Score: amongst a small group of top international schools and over 5 points above the world average. In 2016, 100% of OBS graduating students passed their IB Diploma

  • Training leadership skills: our students’ leadership skills are trained since primary, developing very responsible and extraordinary individuals