It is the mission of the Vale Verde International School to provide the community with a balanced, quality education of an international character, initially through the medium of English and Portuguese, and from year 7 predominantly through the medium of English, based upon sound values and high expectations in all fields.

It is our aim to prepare young people in the Western Algarve to take their full place in society. This will involve their developing academic, social, physical and interpersonal skills as well as a sense of personal responsibility for themselves and those with whom they interact, the ability to discern right from wrong, true from false, valuable from worthless, beneficial from malign, selflessness from selfishness, the transcendental from the mundane, the essential from the dispensable, excellence from mediocrity and the strength of character to act upon these value judgements.

It is our aim to celebrate the joy of learning leading our community into life long learning, contributing positively to the common wealth and the society, stretching from the family unit to the world, of which we form a part.

It is among our aims to help students acquire a reasoned set of moral values and an awareness and tolerance of the values of other cultures.

It is among our aims to create a happy and stimulating learning environment for all members of the school community.

It is among our aims to encourage all students in their endeavours to realise their fullest potential – academically, socially, practically and physically.   It is among our aims to develop aesthetic awareness and creative ability.

The principal values espoused, promulgated and practised by  the Vale Verde International School are :

√  Honesty
√  Effort
√  Respect √  Determination
√  Responsibility √  Enthusiasm
√  Consideration √  Self-Discipline
√  Tolerance √  Integrity

It is our belief and experience that no school can undertake the promotion of values and ethical thinking in young persons by itself.

It is the school’s role to reinforce, reaffirm, underpin and, if possible, exemplify the positive values inculcated in the home.