Astoria International School
Colégio Europeu Astoria is a private school that offers a bilingual education (English/Portuguese) until the 4th grade of the Primary School, and a trilingual system (English/German/Portuguese) on the 3rd and 4th grade of the Primary School. Our school has the valences of nursery, day-care, kindergarten and primary school. Its cutting edge educational project is based on the language teaching. It aims to develop an innovative education for children from 4 months on. It is our mission “Training for success” and our motto is to “Innovate, Create and Grow”, Colégio Europeu Astoria offers an educational range of possibilities that allows its students to develop their knowledge in areas such as literacy, math, sciences, arts, music and theater. The teaching method used at school is based on a combination of the application of Modern School Movement and the system of multiple intelligences, created by Howard Gardner. This system believes that all human beings have different ways of learning and processing information and learning methods that are quite independent of each other. As each child learns differently, this method allows children to explore their creativity independently. The development of the educational vision of the Colégio Europeu Astoria combines an education whose quality and scientific rigor-teaching are possible through a team of educational reference, with training in pedagogic, linguistic, artistic and operational. We have a multidisciplinary team trained in child pedagogy, English language and first aid. Our educational system is bilingual (English and Portuguese) is based on the needs of children concerning their development in every area like arts, language, civic training, culture, logical skills, development of creativity and imagination. We include all the educational community on a daily basis by organizing workshops and social events with parents, giving us the opportunity of talking about education and how to improve it.
Colégio Europeu Astoria is a part of one of the most important groups of consulting and professional training in Portugal called Atlas Corporation and together we are nine companies in areas such as, marketing, consulting, publishing, education, professional training and more. During this project, we are going to develop activities with the students that will help them foster their creativity. Fostering their creativity will lead to an open mind, which will prospect future opportunities. With these activities we expect to improve the children’s interest in helping, respect the other, understand and respect the ideas of a friend, by working in a group, motivation to do the best and how to solve practical problems in a daily working life. At Colégio Europeu Astoria we want to teach our students with this project that if they commit they can be successful.