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Please see our fee schedule for this year's current tuition and fees. Please see the information below regarding frequently asked questions about our fees.

Where does the money come from?

CAISL’s income is almost exclusively from tuition and other fees paid by clients.

Where does the money go?

The largest single item in the CAISL budget is personnel salary (including required employer payments to the government) and benefits. The 2nd largest item is facilities, specifically related to the completion of the new buildings. For more information click here to read CAISL's Annual Report.

CAISL is governed by a Portuguese not-for-profit foundation (the Fundação Escola Americana de Lisboa). Does this mean that FEAL gets money from the Portuguese government?

No. Neither CAISL nor FEAL gets any money from the Portuguese government.

CAISL is sponsored by the Office of Overseas Schools of the United States Department of State. Does CAISL get money from the US Government?

CAISL can apply for and get grants for specific items.  For example, we regularly apply for and get a small grant (about 60,000 USD) specifically for professional development training for teachers.   We also, on occasion, get grants for specific security upgrade projects (reinforce gates, motion-sensor lights, for example).  

Is CAISL the most expensive international school in Lisbon?

CAISL’s required fees are very competitive among the established, accredited international schools in the Lisbon area. In fact, at some grade levels (such as Early Childhood), CAISL’s fees are lower.

What is the Building Fee and what is it used for?

It is standard in international schools for a “building fee” (often called a “capital fee”) to be part of the fee structure. The income from this fee is specifically for the construction and maintenance of buildings and equipment. Some schools collect the building/capital fee up-front from newly enrolling families. CAISL chose to incorporate this fee into the fee structure for the first five years (starting in grade 1) that a child attends CAISL. After that 5-year period, the building fee is no longer owed and thus the overall fees paid go down.

How can I apply for Financial Assistance?

Only current CAISL families may apply for Financial Assistance. For more information, see our Financial Assistance page.

Our Mission

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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Rua António dos Reis 95
Linhó 2710-301
Sintra, Portugal
T: 351-219-239-800
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E: info@caislisbon.org

 

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