Located in Cascais, the school has students of about 50 nationalities, several languages, and, at least, 12 different religions.
Aligned with the motto "Many Cultures. One Humanity" of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a UN initiative whose mission is to promote dialogue and understanding between cultural and religious communities and traditions.
First, there was a performance representing the different cultures of the world. Next, a speaker spoke to the students about the importance of Education in building peace and at the end, there was a universal Prayer for Peace performed by leaders of different religions.
"Our students come from different parts of the world, speak different languages and present rich and diverse cultural traditions. But in our corridors and classrooms, respect and tolerance always reign. We are proud to promote inclusion, tolerance, and respect for all because it is mainly through Education that we will achieve a more just and peaceful world", says Stephen Blackburn, Principal of St. Dominic's International School.
With almost 30 years of experience in the IB Diploma, St. Dominic's International School Portugal holds the title of being the reference school of this teaching in the country, as the oldest to present the programme in the three cycles in Portugal. More than an academically enriching curriculum, St. Dominic's currently stands out from other educational institutions by offering its students the human competencies and soft skills required in a truly international education and in a global world.
About St. Dominic's International School:
Located in São Domingos de Rana in Cascais, St. Dominic's International School (SDIS) is a highly prestigious international school. Founded in 1965, it is the oldest international school in Portugal certified to offer all three International Baccalaureate programmes, which it has done since the 1990s. Over time, SDIS has become known for its culturally diverse and inclusive students and faculty.