The Carlucci American International School of Lisbon (CAISL), founded in 1956, is a non-profit, non-denominational, coeducational day school that offers an American program of study for students from Early Childhood (age three) through grade 12 (approximately age 18). The school year is comprised of 4 quarters, and the 2011-2012 school year is scheduled to run from September 1, 2011 through June 27, 2012.
Organization: CAISL is governed by a three-member Board of Trustees. The School’s Senior Management Team consists of the School Director, Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal, and Business Manager.
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. college-preparatory public schools. The School's testing program includes the National Merit and College Board tests. Instruction is in English. Portuguese is taught as both a native and a foreign language. CAISL graduates go on to colleges and universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and around the world. Special Services to support mild learning disabilities are provided. Psychological testing and private remedial assistance are available in the community. CAISL is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers the IB Diploma Program for the last two years of high school. CAISL is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is licensed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education (ME).
Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 59 full-time and 2 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 524 (EC3-grade 5: 228; and grades 6-12: 296).
Facilities: The campus comprises three academic buildings as well as a newly-opened covered gymnasium of 15,000 ft², exterior sports fields, a snack bar and a cafeteria, a Fine Arts Center with dedicated classrooms for Music, Art and Drama, and a 450-seat fully equipped theater. The academic buildings include a library/media center (with over 35,000 items including print, non-print, audio-visual and electronic resources), two computer labs, and four science labs. As part of its Strategic Plan to integrate technology into the 21st century learning environment, CAISL initiated a laptop program. Students in grades 8,9,10 will be learning in a 1:1 laptop environment, and each was provided a laptop to use at school and at home as a tool for learning. Students in grades 5 and 6 have available at school a 2:1 (2 students:1 laptop) laptop environment. Projected for next year is an extension of the 1:1 laptop program to grades 7,11,12.
Finances: In the 2011-2012 school year, the School’s income derives from tuition and fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: EC3/4: €7,250; Kdg: €7,936; grade 1: €9,292; grades 2-3: €9,894; grades 4-5: €11,016; grades 6-8: €12,256; and grades 9-12: €16,810. The School also charges a one-time registration fee of €500, a reregistration fee in the amount of €500 required in the spring of each year to confirm a space for the child for the next year, and an annual building fee of €1,953, payable for five years beginning in grade 1. The annual optional bus fee is €2,400. Optional lunches cost €135 per quarter for EC3-grade 2, and €180 for grades 3-12. (All fees are quoted in Euros)