We are a new K4-12 International Christian Academy with an American curriculum. We opened our doors in September 2017. We provide a rigorous traditional curriculum while teaching 21st Century skills. Our College Prep program prepares students to excel in their SATs and attend American or international universities. Our small class sizes allow for individual attention. Please see our Academics page for information about our program. We also offer sports and other extracurricular opportunities.
Providing academic opportunities through an inspiring, creative, positive, and character building learning environment.
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“Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Sintra International Christian Academy is operated by Comunidade Cristã
Evangélica Adonai's Ministry of Education and guided by Christian values and excellence in education. The Academy is a vision project launched by Senior Pastor Americo F. Marques that seeks to inspire in our children a love of learning, a sustaining Christian faith, a respect for a diverse world, and a call to service. We create a welcoming community that encourages each individual to grow in confidence, creativity, integrity, and compassion, grounded in the knowledge that each is a child of God.
Sintra International Christian’s vision is to create a passion for learning and discovery in a supportive, Christian environment. All students are encouraged to dream, explore, and experiment, as they grow into the children God has created them to be. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping each student develop the self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect necessary for strong character development and academic success. Sintra International strives to empower its students to be responsible members of the school community and the world.
We look forward to hearing from prospective families, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Please call for an appointment or send an email to
President: Senior Pastor Americo F. Marques
Headmaster: Rev Dr Frank Sawyer
School Pastor and Admissions Director: Pastor Robson DeLima
Avenida Irene Lisboa 54 Rio De Mouro
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Our location is central to the Greater Lisbon area. We are just off the IC19 in Sintra, 20 minutes from Lisbon, 15 minutes from Cascais, 15 minutes from Oerias and 20 minutes from the airport. We are also accessible from the Sintra rail line via a municipal bus that stops in front of the school.