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Is Colégio Bernardette Romeira accredited for the IB Programme?

COLÉGIO BERNARDETTE ROMEIRA is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision. **

*Only schools authorized by International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), middle Years programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

** Mission Statement from IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Do students wear a uniform?

Students must wear a school t-shirt or polo shirt, which can be purchased at the school office.

Students can wear their own dark blue jeans/shorts/skirts. Shorts and skirts at just-above-the-knee length and/or with leggings underneath, any other length is not allowed as part of the school uniform (even on PE days).

For PE lessons, students must wear the school sports uniform: a tracksuit or dark blue shorts and a white t-shirt. Students must wear clean trainers/gym shoes when they have classes in the gymnasium. This specific uniform can also be purchased at the school office.

Does CBR offer Boarding facilities?

CBR is a day school, therefore students are required to live with their parents or legal guardians.

What is your school year?

The first day of school usually begins in the first week of September and ends at the end of June. Click here to see the complete calendar.

Typically, how long is a school day?

School starts at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm.

Does the school offer Extra Curricular Activities?

CBR offers a wide variety of activities on campus. Activities are offered to all students from Early Years 2 (ages 4/5) up to grade 9; they begin after an afternoon snack and recess at 4:30pm and run approximately for one hour until 17:30.

What languages are taught at CBR?

Early and Primary Years – in the primary years CBR has a Portuguese and an English section; in each section students learn through either Portuguese or English and study the other as a second language.

Middle School - From grades 6-9 Portuguese is the language of instruction and a third language is offered: Spanish, French or German.

Do you accept students during the school year?

If and when space is available.

Does the school provide bus transportation?

A private bus service is available to all students at an extra cost.

Does the school provide hot lunch service and snacks?

At CBR lunch service is catered-only* and available at an extra cost by monthly subscription. Occasional lunch service can be purchased on a daily basis as well. Alternatively, students who live in the proximities of the school can have a home lunch. Please have a look at our Menu options available on our website.

Within the cafeteria, we have the “CBR Cafe” available for all students. Payment is made by school card or cash.

Morning/afternoon snacks are provided by families.

*Exceptions are made and a packed lunch is allowed only for medical/allergy/dietary requirements.