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Here you can read a few testimonials from people who know our school well.

CAISL has done a great job with my children academically. After returning to the States, they fit right in a new school system with honors, due to the good preparation they had from CAISL, and they miss the school dearly (including the delicious treats from the cafeteria)!

American parent, child in 5th and 7th Grade, moved to an American School in USA


We are now, as we always were, absolutely convinced that the decision to enroll them in CAISL community was the best decision we could have made. Their success is the conclusion of all their effort and commitment, but it would not have been possible without the magnificent contribution of CAISL. Thank you for that.

Portuguese parents, children graduated from CAISL.

Middle School Student Council President, speech to her colleagues at the end of 2018-2019.

CAISL’s library is an impressive learning center and one we did not find in the new school after moving away. CAISL’s library staff offer valuable advice and, in addition to the large book collection, our children benefitted from the organization, the resources, as well as coordination in between classes and teachers.

The math curriculum and program is another thing I most admire at CAISL - I am so thankful for the teachers’ effort, and the skills and concepts worked on. We notice a huge difference in the new school in the demand and actual program. We stayed at CAISL for four years; we wished they had been longer.

American parent, children in 4th and 6th Grade, moved to a European International School.

Just finished a great week with math and science teachers at CAISL Lisbon. Great dedicated group of educators and doing amazing things.  All about teaching and learning!! Thank you,#aeromath,#mathassessment,#Mathteaching,#NGSS

Erma Anderson (Science & Math, U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools) tweet

In their previous school in the UK, my boys were achieving but not flourishing. Our children are now in their third year at CAISL. Academically we are very pleased but, more importantly, they are happy, motivated and confident!

British parent, children in 6th and 8th Grade


CAISL demands high performance and challenges student abilities with academic rigor. My daughter came out well prepared but, at the same time, she misses the environment, the art and the music classes, as well as her teachers. After moving to the States, she adapted quickly and has made it to the honor roll. We loved her time at CAISL and will always claim to be part of this school.

American parent, child in 3rd Grade, moved to an American School in USA.

I would like thank and congratulate the school on living up to its promise –It is very clear the teachers and staff know our children and their capabilities and ambitions extremely well and are challenging them to push themselves forward in terms of academic standards and participation.

British parent, children in 8th and 10th Grades

We loved our time at CAISL and the kids certainly do miss it.  They were well prepared to come to school in the U.S.  Teachers project based learning and integration of learning themes among classes (such as art, music, physical education, social studies, math) has contributed to their smooth integration to the new school. We feel very fortunate to have had the great foundation you gave them.

American parent, children in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade, moved to an American School in USA


My daughter has attended CAISL for eight years and we really enjoyed the experience – Faculty and staff were supportive, caring and helpful, and we felt like we belonged, but I only realized how well my daughter was prepared when we moved to another country. She showed great organization and study skills, her new teachers were complementary to her level of knowledge, and she had the smoothest of transitions!

American/Portuguese parent, child in 8th Grade, moved to an American School in USA.


One thing I really admire about CAISL is the individualized attention dedicated to each student – it is indeed a student-centered environment! Also, the method of teaching allows students to develop tools to overcome their challenges - they are encouraged to try and do their best.

Portuguese parent, child in 12th Grade.

Since the Middle School, I have been hearing “You will never walk alone.” It doesn’t matter where or when, I know this school will always be my second home. What I lived here with my friends, the family that I created in the soccer team throughout the years, my dear teachers, are all memories that will stay with me forever. I am very proud of having been a student at CAISL and I miss it already.

Alumnus (Class of 2019).


CAISL has been a great experience for us.  It is a challenging school and the coursework has not been easy.  But the importance that CAISL puts on developing a child's independence and maturity has been such a fantastic experience for us.  I appreciate also that the teachers are so willing to work with the parents . . . I felt like our experiences with them were true partnerships.  I also appreciate greatly the importance that the school places on developing the WHOLE child, to include music, art language and drama instruction.

American parent of child in 4th Grade

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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 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.

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