Our Middle School students embarked on a captivating departure from their routine classes for a day filled with exciting learning experiences in technology.
As December approaches, ushering in the festive holiday season, our dedicated Parent Support Group (PSG) has taken on the delightful task of becoming our very own decorating elves.
Guest parents came in at lunchtime to share their career paths with our students as they start thinking about their future studies and professional life.
On November 29th, our Middle School art classes, MS Art and MS Exploratory Art, went to the Gulbenkian Museum to see the "Art Meets Nature" exhibit.
Grade 9 Portuguese Native Language students went to the theater to deepen their study of “Auto da Barca do Inferno” (The Ship of Hell) by Gil Vicente. Presented for the first time in the 1500s, the theater company “O Sonho” reimagined parts of it to better suit nowadays students.
Today marked a heartwarming Thanksgiving celebration at CAISL.
Congratulations to all our CAISL Wolves for a well disputed Fall Tournament!
Middle School art and Middle School Exploratory Art presented a Transformation Masks exhibition.
Between November 9 and 14th, our Varsity teams traveled for the European Sports Conference (ESC) tournaments and truly honored their school by playing their best and displaying sportsmanship on and off the field.
Last weekend, Adventure Days club went on their first outing to Pedra Amarela.
The 29th Iberian Model United Nations (IMUN) conference proved to be a resounding success, attracting more than 400 participants from 22 schools worldwide.
Richard Zimler, the renowned author of “The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon”, visited CAISL to talk under the theme “Speaking for the Silenced”.
Last November 3rd we hosted CAISL’s very first Fall Festival. This event was inspired by the cherished tradition of Fall Festivals in the United States, and our Parent Support Group (PSG) worked diligently to organize an event that focused on fostering a sense of community. Given the rainy weather, the PSG ensured indoor fun for dozens of families who attended this amazing initiative. Here's a glimpse of what was in store for the evening:
Last Friday, CAISL students offered a captivating STEAM presentation in our theater, centered around the theme "Water & Our World." The event featured a diverse range of performances by our middle and high school students.
On October 27th, a lively Middle School dance took place, attracting over 100 enthusiastic students. The event was a blast, and everyone is encouraged to attend the next one. See you there!
Elementary Students got to enjoy a marvelous performance from the US Naval Forces Europe and Africa Band, playing brass instruments and a duet of piano and bass.
CAISL welcome Mr. Michael Dunn, founder of TheoryOfKnowledge.net, to help 11th graders with TOK challenges in the IB program. Students worked in groups, gaining insights into approaching TOK essays and the exhibition. The school thank to Mr. Dunn for his valuable guidance.
On October 31st, CAISL had a spirited Halloween celebration. Preschoolers showcased their costumes, went trick-or-treating, and Grades 1-5 enjoyed a thrilling performance of "Monster Mash" in the theater. The day concluded with impressive performances from Grades 1-5, making it a fantastic Halloween at CAISL!
A couple of weeks ago CAISL Ecolution Club went on a field trip to Sintra region to engage in a set of data collection procedures and pure scientific work.
The High School Drama Class recently presented a special play tailored for Early Childhood students.
Ms. Leslie and Ms. Katie took on the roles of a witch and her trusty broomstick to explore which one holds more significance.
There is a delightful addition to our library atmosphere: new poufs and pillows!
CAISL celebrated United Nations Day last October 24th with a special assembly let by some of our Model United Nations veteran students.
A warm thank you to those of you who have donated items to our Back to School supplies collection. Community Service students were very proud of the many items they had to deliver!
This week High School Art and Film students have been working with our artist-in-resident, Andrew Harrison. The project, Layered Cities, empowers students to think about social justice related to historical monuments in Lisbon.
Between October 12 and 15, ten of our High School students, represented CAISL at the first ever ISTA Deep Dive Theatre Festival in Geneva.
Last week CAISL proudly hosted this year’s Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) Middle School Boys Honor Choir festival.
CAISL students had the pleasure of hearing from author and activist Paula DiPerna this Wednesday, October 11. Ms. DiPerna worked closely with explorer and environmental pioneer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and writes both fiction and nonfiction books, and is currently touring Portugal presenting her books.
High School Community Service organized an Ice Cream sale to support a very noble cause.
On Monday, October 9th, CAISL had the privilege of welcoming Mr. Mike Devlin, the Director of Admission and Associate Dean at Stanford University.
Our Elementary students received a special guest this October 9th. Kobi Yamada, author of children's books, came to share his stories "What to do with an Idea" and "What to do with a Problem".
Despite the heat, blazing sun and steep hills of the Alfama, grades 9 and 10 had a great time on CAISL’s traditional Lisbon/Belém scavenger hunt.
Last week the 2023 CAISL college day was held.
On September 27th, the Elementary Ecolution Club, together with all the grade 4 students, went to the Sintra forest to work on the CAISL adopted plot.
Our EC3/4 students took their teddy bears to a picnic, where they tasted some nice Fall fruits and closed a week of learning on the topic "family".
On Saturday, September 23rd, our Varsity Volleyball Boys and Girls teams played a friendly tournament with CAISL Alumni and Staff.
CAISL students participated in the Swim Challenge Cascais, swimming in open waters at Praia dos Pescadores, Cascais.
Families could learn about and assembled mini marimbas from repurposed wood.
As part of their Earth and Space Science unit, Grade 5 students participated in an engaging STEAM experiment to test the force of gravity.
Mr. Chapman highlighted to the club´s members the importance of working in favor of environmental sustainability for a brighter future.
CAISL held the 2023 Welcome Back BBQ last Saturday. Besides yummy food, families were also invited to participate in games and activities. What a great sunshiny Saturday we had!
From sports to board games, art, music, and drama, we saw so many happy faces experimenting new skills and talents.
This week we recognized Elementary and Grade 6 students’ amazing efforts this Summer to complete the water themed reading challenges.
A CAISL High School student held a Desmos workshop for students and teachers.
CAISL recently held the High School Student Council elections. Mr. Andrews, shared the importance of this moment in our school life.
School is now at full speed, and what better time to learn more about the day to day in the classroom?
Today we welcomed back our returning students and met many new ones, arriving from all over the world. We were happy to see big smiles, receive warm hugs, and to feel the general positive excitement in the air. It’s going to be a great school year!
The IB results arrived and we are extremely proud of our students. 10% of our students scored 40 or above and the class’ mean score was 35. We also learned that 82% of CAISL seniors scored above the world mean (30.2). (Browse here to learn more).
This last Friday of the school year we took the chance to appreciate the work our Parent Support Group did for our school community with an appreciation breakfast.
On Friday, June 16th, CAISL Parent Support Group (PSG) through the first ever “Arraial” in school.
With the school year almost over, Secondary Choirs, Orchestras and Dance gathered for a final concert on June 14th.
Our pre-schoolers showed off their talent for the fine arts this June 13th
On June 3rd, we received all our Seniors one last time at CAISL, to celebrate their High School Graduation. The theater was filled with families and friends of the 57 graduates, all ready to cheer them on through this bittersweet ceremony that marked the end of their school journeys.
On May 26 and 27, Middle School Musical Theater students presented their performance of “The Addams Family”.
Last Friday, a group of CAISL parents gathered to help our Grades 10 and 11 students learn more about life after High School.
Last week Middle Schoolers enjoyed a fantastic learning opportunity, the Week Without Walls.
Last weekend, May 6th and 7th, CAISL students and staff rolled up their sleeves to give back to the community.
Our elementary students received a special treat this week. On May 10th, EC3 through Grade 5 students went to our theater to see the play “Tejo por um Fio”, presented by guest artist Sofia Vieira.
On Friday, April 28th, our Grades 1 through 4 presented their Spring Showcase. The Theater was completely full, with families anxiously awaiting the performance to come, and they were not disappointed by this amazing show.
On April 20-22, a group of 9 Juniors and 2 chaperones travelled to Tadim (Braga) to work with Associação Humanitária Domus/ Fuller Center for Housing. This project allows the construction and purchase of a home, at a reduced and fair price, by refugee families.
Between April 20 and 22, Divisions 3, 4 and 5 played the Spring Tournament, wrapping up the sports season.
Grade 5 Portuguese Native Language students learned about biographies these last few lessons. Together with their teachers, they came up with a creative idea on how to present their final projects: a living wax museum, where each “statue” could tell its story.
On the evening of April 18th, CAISL hosted a very special event, the National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Dinner, gathering students, parents, and teachers for this ceremony.
In April, CAISL is celebrating the month of the Military Child with different activities. With many students having their parents serving in the military, this was a great way to recognize them and listening to their experiences.
CAISL High School Choir students never cease to amaze us with their achievements in music!
Falling walls, actors who are knocked out, props that are not where they are supposed to be, dismantled mantels, jammed doors, an ever-present stage crew. . . these are just a few of the things that (pretend to) go wrong in the High School drama production.
CAISL was the host to this year’s ‘RoboMed’, a robotics competition using LEGO® programmable robots organized by MAIS (Mediterranean Association of International Schools).
MAIS Honor Choir Barcelona 2023 was the 31st edition of the Mediterranean Association of International Schools. It was the first full scale MAIS Honor Choir festival after COVID, and for our students, it was the first choir festival the school has attended in 3 years.
On March 30th, CAISL hosted the 18th Junior Model United Nations (JMUN) conference under "The Environment" theme.
Critiqued by a small but vocal number of Mexican authors, and highly controversial since its publication in 2020, Jeanine Cummins’s novel "American Dirt" has sold over three million copies.
Our Varsity Boys Soccer and Girls Basketball teams played their local tournaments last weekend.
Along the full morning of Wednesday, March 22nd, 32 CAISL Ecolution Club members together with several CAISL Ecolution PSG members went to visit a no-less-than-amazing mushroom farm in central Lisbon – Nãm Mushroom Farm.
Continuing our now long-lasting partnership with AMI Ecoética, the environmental sustainability branch of AMI, 8 CAISL staff members answer the call to replant Pinhal de Leiria on the last 18th of March.
On the evening of March 21st, High School students and families gathered in the theater for the Tri-M Music Honor Society, the Honorable Art Society and the Thespian Troup inductions.
A highly anticipated event, the Senior Art Show "The Looking Glass" opened it's doors on March 21st. The exhibit showcases artworks created since September 2021 by seniors from the combined IB art and Advanced Art II courses.
On March 17th, Grade 5 students invited their parents to participate in their Fine Arts classes and see how much they learned during the trimester.
CAISL took three IB Music students to share their talent in the Jazz Night on March 16th.
CAISL's Math teachers took advantage of Pi Day - March 14th - to do a whole week of Pi celebration.
This Monday and Tuesday, CAISL Varsity Boys Basketball played the European Sports Conference (ESC) tournament, hosting schools from Switzerland, Germany and Spain.
Between March 9 and 11, CAISL's Varsity Swim team traveled to Belgium for their Swim meet. This was a premier for CAISL, but our athletes still got amazing results.
On March 10th, the Wheeler High School Jazz Band visited CAISL and worked with Choir students, before performing for all MS students on stage.
Last night CAISL was STEAMing with activity – throughout the evening there were activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math for every taste and age.
March 8th is International Women's Day, and Grade 1 took this chance to learn more about the importance of the date.
After rigorous auditioning, an amazing group of six CAISL students was selected to participate in the AMIS International High School Choir Festival that took place in Oman in early March.
Between March 2nd and 5th, CAISL hosted the first ISTA Festival to combine arts as diverse as theater, dance, music and visual arts.
Wearing funny hats with plenty joy and excitement, string orchestra and IB Music students entertained the audience with solo and small ensemble pieces.
During the month of February CAISL had its first, official Secondary Chess Tournament.
CAISL's theater boiled with excitement as elementary students got ready fir their Carnival parade. All of the students from EC3/4 through Grade 5 participated by dressing up in Carnival costumes, and parading (and dancing!) across the stage to the beat of drums played by the Adult Percussion Group.
At the end of each semester, CAISL teachers and Principals recognize students who, through their effort and exemplary behavior and academic performance, stood out as learners.
Why not take advantage of Valentine's day to do some fundraising? That is what our National Honor Society (NHS) and Thespian Troup students thought, to help the victims of the Turkey and Syria earthquakes.
Eight grade 11 and 10 students attended the second talk in the FLAD organized series “Democracy, The Way Ahead” in Lisbon on February 15.
Our EC Informances (informal performances) took place this Valentine's Day, and what best way to celebrate love than playing music with parents and children?
On February 11th, CAISL Cross Country athletes took a bus to Vilamoura in the Algarve for the annual Cross Country Meet.
Last Friday's Talent Show revealed many beautiful voices, mesmerizing choreography, the most wonderful piano interpretations and even magician abilities.
CAISL hosted the SRT University Fair this Thursday, February 9th.
CAISL was honored to host this year’s Iberian Music Festival gathering three International Schools.
Our Divisions 5, 4 and 3 Girls and Boys Volleyball teams ended their sports season with a tournament, playing with several other local schools.
For the past month and a half, a skillful number of the CAISL Parent Support Group parents have been working together to meet the “XXS Association” challenge, and participate in the fourth edition of the “XXS-XXL, Pequeno em tamanho, Grande no Coração” campaign.