Working at CLIP


Life at CLIP

If you like to work within a team of dedicated and passionate professionals who put student learning and wellbeing at the centre of their practice, and you are internationally-minded, working at CLIP may be for you! In our learning culture, both local Portuguese and international perspectives are embraced.


What to expect

Right from the word go, you will be supported and soon feel at home within our community. At the start of your time here, you will be assigned a mentor to help you settle in, and you will be supported by a wider team of skilled and caring professionals.


Professional Learning Structures

In this international setting, CLIP’s growth-focused appraisals are the springboard for your development.  One-to-one and group peer learning opportunities, both in and out of school, can support your individual growth path.

A dynamic mix of professional learning pathways provides a platform for inquiring, challenging, discussing, experimenting and testing ideas and strategies which can be directly implemented in practice in your classroom. Access to professional learning off-site and on-site can provide you with supportive pathways to tailor professional learning opportunities to meet your needs.



Living in Porto


CLIP is located in one of the most highly-demanded areas of Porto, near the sea and beaches and next to the city’s largest park.

Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal,  is fascinating and vibrant.  The city boasts an extensive history, rich cuisine, and buzzing nightlife. 


In spite of being one key industrial and economically strong region, it is famed around the world for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River.

What do our teachers say?

“Working at CLIP is all about collaboration. We work better together. I couldn’t imagine myself working anywhere else!"

Lower School teacher 



“For years I worked at several Portuguese schools, but I have never felt as supported and as motivated to push myself forward as I have at CLIP. It is a fascinating and diverse internationally minded community that has opened my horizons.”

Middle School teacher



"CLIP provides us opportunities for growth in our careers, as it offers excellent professional development and the opportunity to work with a dedicated and talented group of colleagues. CLIP is one of the best examples of an international pedagogical project that I am aware of.

Middle School teacher



"I have been teaching at CLIP for the past four years and loving every second! The school has a strong sense of community and there are always people willing to help and support with anything you need. We have a solid group of inspired teachers who want to make a difference in teaching and to have a place in their students’ hearts."

Upper School teacher