The British School of Lisbon (BSL) prides itself on its leading and balanced  art curriculum (English National Curriculum), which allows students to experience and excel in the areas in which they are most passionate.

The Arts at BSL is seen as an essential part of our curriculum and we offer a large number of performing arts programs for students of all ages.

The BSL facilities are excellent and serve to support the creative efforts of our children who have access to a wide selection of programmes throughout the year, outside of regular enrichment activities.

Our teachers teach classes designed to develop creativity using a variety of media and techniques in arts and crafts. The awareness of colour, shape, balance, focus, and proportion are formed together to convey ideas and feelings.

Students study a wide range of artists, craftsmen, and designers. These studies not only remain in the classroom, because we invite artists every year to conduct workshops in their field.

During art classes, your child will be introduced to basic artistic skills and will be offered every opportunity to grow as young artists. The art curriculum is designed to strengthen a child’s knowledge of art, as well as his or her artistic abilities and interests.

Furthermore, throughout the year students are exposed to a wide range of media. Painting, ceramics, photography and more are part of the immersive arts curriculum, where students learn essential skills, as well as freedom of expression and reflection. Each year we bring visiting professionals and resident artists to inspire and guide our students.

BSL students explore the Arts through music, dance, and drama from an early age and build confidence as artists. The Arts are an essential part of our curriculum as we recognise the positive impact these areas have on the general well-being and student learning.

Students have ample opportunity to test their skills and develop confidence on stage. These events are largely produced by the students, from the performances, stage assembly, sound and lighting, this is seen as a vital part of their education.

Children’s work is exhibited regularly throughout the school, and quality work is present in a variety of school publications to ensure the recognition of talents by other students and parents.


We are always delighted to hear from prospective parents that are considering our international school for their children’s education. Please do not hesitate to call us on the phone number above or select from the options below.

You can ask us a question, arrange a school visit (instant confirmation), or make a formal application to join the school. Please click one of the buttons below to make contact with our admissions department. Note: As an international school we conduct admissions placement all year. Applications for the academic year 2019-2020 are for children in Nursery (3 years old) through to Year 4 (8-9 years old), in 2020-2021 we will also offer Year 5 (9-10 years old.), we will continue to add year groups each and every year until we achieve full secondary school.


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