Dear Friends,

Colégio do Vale was born in 1992, under the motto "A School from a different ROOT", with the vision of being one of the best schools in the country and the first choice for all the Guardians/ Parents in the District of Setúbal.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018 we reached the 1st place in the national ranking of “Percursos Diretos de Sucesso do Ensino Básico” ("Direct Pathways to Success of Basic Education") - 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 respectively, and the BEFA Prize "Business Excellence Forum & Awards 2016" as the Company with the Greatest Impact on the Community.

Throughout these years many have been the smiles shared, the moments lived, the fruits harvested, and we are certain that every year will be plentiful with new discoveries, learnings and successes.

Children are the future of our country and therefore we must always bear in mind the goal of "providing everyone with the same opportunities to be different". By doing so, we promote a system responsible for participation and dialogue among all students, always in articulation with the families, which we consider as partners who cooperate and participate actively in the entire process of teaching and learning.

Our unique Educational Project, from the Nursery, Kindergarten up to Basic Education (1st, 2nd and 3rd stages), favours values and actions oriented to a culture of quality and a demanding education geared toward school success but really focusing on the individuality of each STUDENT, always considering their needs, not only pedagogical, but also in terms of health and well-being.

Many have been the families who have been a part of our history and the achievement of all the success and recognition comes, too, undoubtedly, from how all Students and Parents/Guardians have trusted our project and the excellent articulation and balance that we promote among Students, the Team, Families and the Community.

We are a dynamic, innovative and ambitious team, always willing to do better, reaching ever further and seeking a more promising future. We face tomorrow with the confidence of those who work to ensure that the coming generations are more competent, more responsible, more motivated, more autonomous, more supportive, more creative and happier. Our past is the foundation of many achievements that are still to come and we want the whole educational community to be a part of them.

In these 28 years we have contributed to the SUCCESS of thousands of children and youngsters, and it will be for us a great privilege to pursue a future of great achievements together and also contribute to the SUCCESS of your children.

We count on you. Thank you for counting on us.

We wish you a very warm welcome to Colégio do Vale! A good school year for everyone!

Magda Gonçalves