The "Boa Ventura Montessori Nursery School" is run by Adélia Lopes, who is a fully qualified Montessori teacher and trained in First Aid. The school has been inspected by and has the official recognition of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and the local Council.

The school is situated on the ground floor of a detached house with a garden all around. The Portuguese name "Boa Ventura" means "Good Venture" - it is to give the child a solid foundation for future learning in a happy, caring, and inspiring environment.

Children aged between 2½ and 5 years may be admitted, and we welcome children from all nationalities and ethnic background. It is an English speaking school, and every effort will be made to teach English to non-English speaking children.

Each class is limited to 14 placements which allow the children the necessary individual attention, with its own class teacher and the use of an assistant. A mid morning and afternoon snack and drink is provided and part-time placement is possible.



The essence of Montessori education is that every child is treated with respect, given freedom within the limits of a carefully structures environment, and allowed to develop naturally at his or her own pace. The Montessori approach looks for more than retention of knowledge. It aims to generate security, trust and independence in the child.

A wide based curriculum of activity helps the child to become more aware of himself and his environment. When the children first start with us they are shown to share with one another and to participate as part of a group. They are also learning dexterity in the basic physical movements by means of practical life exercises and are taught a basic knowledge of colour, shape and pencil control.

At the appropriate stage for each individual child, the children are introduced to phonetic reading, writing and number work. Again the material is geared to individual work, and once introduced the child is able to work without the constant aid of the teacher.

For this purpose "Boa Ventura Montessori Nursery School" is well equipped with a large variety of carefully designed Montessori materials, which develops the senses, teaches reading, writing, mathematics and also geography.

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Feel free to drop by and visit our school anytime.

There are many other Nursery School activities being carried out during the week, and these include: garden play, painting, art appreciation, craftwork, nature study, care of school pets, Seasonal projects, the concept of time, music and movement, singing, books and stories, computer, cooking, jigsaws and free play.

Our objective is to aid each child's emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development by encouraging the child's natural thirst for knowledge and the desire to explore.

The experience gained in the exciting, colourful environment of "Boa Ventura Montessori Nursery School" gives the child a firm foundation for further education and for life!

Map to School

(Opposite from the S. Pedro Estoril train station.)



Adélia Lopes (principal): +351-936319160
Boa Ventura Montessori Nursery School
Rua Nunes dos Santos 5
São Pedro do Estoril 2765-546

Portugal Tel/Fax: +351 21 468.8023