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Nobel Algarve British International School

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Nobel International School Algarve is the most prestigious and exclusive Independent School in Southern Portugal. With two campus in the Algarve, the school educates more than 1,000 students from ages three to 18. The school is truly international with students from more than 40 nationalities educated in the school. The goal is to deliver a first class international education developing young people who appreciate the perspectives of others, who face challenges confidently and who develop leadership qualities to equip and inspire them to shape the world.

General information

  • Age: 

Lagoa Campus - 3 to 18 years

Almancil Campus - 3 to 13 years 

  • Curriculum: 

Lagoa campus: A bi-lingual pre-school, the International Section from Years 1 – 13 where students are prepared for Cambridge and Edexcel iGCSEs and A Levels or in the National Section where students follow the Portuguese Ministry approved curriculum leading to Portuguese National qualifications.

Almancil Campus:  Students follow a contextualised English National Curriculum from Reception to Year 9 where students are prepared for Cambridge and Edexcel iGCSEs

Type of school: International School


Students all study Portuguese and English, as well as French, Spanish or German.

  • Type of school: 

  • Lagoa - International and national day school
    Almancil - International day school (up to year 7)

  • Other languages: 

Lagoa Campus - International section: French. National section: Spanish, French and German

Almancil Campus - Portuguese and French 

  • Phone: (+351) 282 342 547

  • Email:

  • Country: Portugal

  • City: Two campuses: Lagoa and Almancil

  • Address: Lagoa campus: EN125, Porches, 8400-400, Faro, Lagoa, Portugal
    Almancil campus: Caminho das Pereiras, 8135-022 Almancil

The most prestigious and exclusive Independent School in Southern Portugal

At Nobel Algarve British International School, the aim is to provide all students with an exceptional international education with a global perspective, rooted in British educational values, in a safe, welcoming and happy international environment.

The school sets rigorous academic standards and the curriculum is individualised so all students are challenged to be the best they can be The school empowers all students to discover what success means for them and ensure they benefit from the richest experience available. A rich outdoor learning programme is offered that also promotes environmental awareness and equips students to face challenges confidently building character so they manage failure with tenacity and resilience. The school encourages our students to be inquisitive, independent and embrace the diversity of the world around them.

The school has two campus; the Lagoa campus opened in 1972 which brings a rich history and traditions, but the school continues to develop and improve and boasts outstanding results and enviable destinations for its leavers in universities in Portugal, the UK, Europe and world-wide. The newer Almancil campus which opened in 2021 and now educates students in from Pre-school to Year 7; however, due to its phenomenal success and popularity, the current state of the art building is being augmented by the second phase build which opens to Years 8 and 9 in September 2022 and Year 10 in September 2023.