Escola Portuguesa de Macau or EPM (Macau Portuguese School) is a private, non-profit Portuguese international school. It serves grades 1 to 12. This school comprises a library, several classrooms appropriate for all educational ages, a big patio, a gym, an amphitheater and many other facilities.
EPM–named Escola Comercial Pedro Nolasco da Silva before the sovereignty transfer of Macau to China–was designed by Portuguese architect, Raúl Chorão Ramalho (1914- 2002) in 1963 and inaugurated in 1966. The school’s name was changed in 1999, when it became the only official Portuguese education structure in Macau. Portuguese classes are offered on other places around town–namely luso-Chinese schools–but EPM is the only one following Portugal’s educational curriculum, including exams and disciplines.
The school is opened to students of all background and ethnicities, now having a large percentage of Chinese and local children who want to pursue a Portuguese education.
Escola Portuguesa de Macau is five minutes away from Ferreira do Amaral roundabout–where is a central bus stop connecting to the rest of the city–and also New Yaohan shopping mall. Close by eateries and restaurants include Margaret’s Café e Nata, Ramalhão, Caravela, but also hotels Lisboa and Grand Lisboa.
*Entry is not permitted unless one has a specific authorization, is part of the student body, or works there.