The Guadalupe School is a private establishment located in Pinhal da Aroeira, near Lisbon. It welcomes 810 students from 3 to 18 years old, 50 teachers and 40 staff members. Our school is located in the countryside, close to the Atlantic Ocean. Nature is everywhere, because it is located in a Portuguese Government protected landscape and it is part of the network of the Natural Parks of Portugal. Guadalupe School is very dynamic, because it proposes several extracurricular activities such as sports, dance and music. Foreign language learning from an early age and use of new technologies are highly promoted inside and outside classes. At Guadalupe School, there are disabled students who have special needs and for them, we have a team of psychologists and therapists who work with their teachers and families. For us, the development of mentalities in social and cultural relationships amongst the whole educational community is essential.
Colegio Guadalupe has been an eco-school for about 10 years and within this project we have developed actions that aim to make our school a more environmentally efficient school. We make annual audits of our school to see which points should be improved. Each month, our students publish Ecological Tips on our website. We have a biological garden project that we develop with our students from 4 to 18 years. The products produced are cooked in our canteen and are part of our meals.