Carlucci American International School of Lisbon

“CAISL is a student-centered educational community in which we challenge ourselves and each other to do our best and to make positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world.” – CAISL Mission


CAISL was founded in 1956 and is a non-profit, non-denominational, coeducational day school that offers an American program of study to approximately 600 students from Early Childhood (age 3) through grade 12 (approximately age 18). CAISL is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Council of International Schools (CIS), and is licensed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education (ME). 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 the only school in Portugal with sponsorship from the US Department of State.


Carlucci American International School of Lisbon

Location Category:

Europe/Eastern Europe




Rua António dos Reis, 95
Linhó 2710-301


658 Students PreK-12


International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), United States


72 faculty members, including 33 U.S. citizens, 31 host-country nationals, 5 third-country nationals, and 3 U.K. citizens


Paid monthly, beginning in September, for the life of the initial contract.

School Year:

September – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 20, Secondary: 20


Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball


National Honor Society, Student Council, Community Service, Junior Model UN, Drama, EC Drama, Fun Learning with Computers, Animation, Cooking, Gardening, Journalism, Homework, Music & Movement, Art, Beginners Orchestra, Biking

Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Lisbon, Location Type: Suburban, Campus Size (hectares): 4, No of Buildings: 6, No of Campuses: 1, No of Classrooms: 32, No of volumes in Library: 35, 000, No of instructional computers: 726

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 2, Auditorium(s): 1, Cafeteria(s): 1, Gymnasium(s): 1, Infirmary(ies): 2, Playing field(s): 2, Science lab(s): 4, Tennis court(s): 1, Air Conditioning: Yes