Programs at Eden
Eden International School Algarve Portugal
“Help Them to Help Themselves”
Each child is given the full ability to learn independently and is able to thrive with a teacher (Guide) who can help them get past any questions or misunderstandings. Through discovering in this self-learning environment, children learn at a deeper level than in any teacher-driven curriculum. The Montessori curriculum is broken down into five basic areas, as described below:
- Physical education
“Allowing Children to Take Responsibility.”
The Elementary curriculum is an integrated thematic approach that ties the separate disciplines of the curriculum together into studies of the physical universe, the world of nature, and the human experience. Our integrated curriculum spans a vast array of subjects including ecology, chemistry, anatomy, art, music, physical education, reading, grammar, drama, history, mathematics, language, literature, geography, and others.
With more than a century of success, the Montessori program gives children the skills to move beyond memorization and recitation of facts into critical thinking. Students feel empowered and engaged by the process of learning as they work both on their own and with peers under the guidance of their teacher.
At Eden we enrich our children’s learning experience, broaden their horizons, equip them with skills and simply have fun together. We offer a number of activities both during school time and as aftercare and extracurricular activities, including music and dance, gymnastics, horse riding and much more! Please check back here as we often add new offerings.
Extracurricular activities are open to Eden students or who enrol for the specific activity. Some are onsite and others are offsite. Please contact the office for current prices and arrangements. These activities will have an additional cost as we will be working with other teachers and organizations to provide them.
As part of our school curriculum and during aftercare time we offer many activities including the following:
We offer weekly swimming classes at a nearby indoor swimming pool for different swimming abilities.
Our children enjoy cooking classes in the different age groups during class time.
Arts and Crafts
Our arts and crafts classes expose children to different materials, and enable them to explore and create while they achieve structured goals.
During Forest School our children experience creating art from nature, while connecting to nature and learning about the environment.
Gymnastics and Ballet
Our ballet and gymnastics class with an experienced instructor have been a huge success, and will continue and as an additional after-school activity.
For both the younger and older groups, we offer music classes with an experienced instructor during class time. Our children learn different rhythms, dance moves, musical instruments, and just get creative.
Piano is offered as an extracurricular activity with our music teacher 2 days a week.
We team up with a local riding stable to offer horse riding as an extracurricular activity to children once a week, definitely one of our highlights!
We are the only authentic Montessori school in the Algarve and as of last year have been completely full with a long waiting list. Our current building only has 2 classrooms and we are in desperate need of a new building in which to expand so that we can offer Montessori education to more children, as well as to offer middle school and high school education levels.
To do this, we need your help and have created a new building fund managed through our partner charitable association to support our goal of creating a wonderful new and larger facility to provide the best education to our students.
Please support us. In exchange we can offer you acknowledgement on our website and other social media, discounts on tuition if you would like to enrol your child with us, and naming rights on certain facilities in the new school.
For more information about this, please email us.
Thank you for your interest in Eden for your child(ren). Please view the following documents for more information. If you would like schedule a visit, please fill in the application form first and send it to us, and we will contact you about a visit.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information using the form below.
00351 289 513 294
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EDEN Montessori International School
Cx. Postal 835T, E.N. 125
Fontainhas - Pinhal
00351 289 513 294
Where to find us
Cx. Postal 835T, E.N. 125,
Fontainhas - Pinhal,
8200-560 Ferreiras, Albufeira