2002: During the second year of the MBA, our team developed a business plan that was submitted at the end for a contest where all the business plans made by students of Darden School of Business competed. O Parque project won third place, having been among the five projects chosen to have a place in the Darden Incubator.

2003: Marta Villarinho Pereira with financial support and consultancy by the Darden Incubator, opens the first sponsored school in Portugal: O Parque Taguspark, exclusively for the children of Millennium bcp’s employees, offering nursery, 1 and 2 Year Olds classes.

2004: Opening of a new sponsored school in Lisbon: O Parque Assembleia da República, offering: nursery, 1 and 2 Year Olds classes.

2006: Opening of the first non-sponsored school: O Parque Belém, open to the public and offering Daycare (1-2) and Kindergarten (3-5).

2008: This year marks an important milestone for the school: Primary School is inaugurated in a new unit, O Parque Restelo. Also this year we closed O Parque Assembleia da República.

2010: A new school in a new market: O Parque comes to Cascais, offering Daycare (1-2) and Kindergarten (3-5).

2011: Opening of Primary School at O Parque Cascais.

2012: The schools continue to grow and we open Preparatory School at O Parque Restelo, giving even more importance to the English Language.

2015: O Parque Cascais opens its Preparatory School. O Parque’s structure is strengthened by having a new partner, a Private Equity Fund managed by Menlo Capital. This allows the necessary financial resources to expand to Secondary School and create the first international school in Lisbon.

2016: O Parque Bilingual Schools becomes PaRK International School, opening Grade 7 in Lisbon, offering international education from Secondary School.

2017: PaRK International School opens a new school in September – PaRK IS Praça de Espanha – offering Nursery, Daycare and Kindergarten. Primary School will be offered starting in September 2018

2018: O Parque Taguspark closes in August. In September, PaRK IS joins Inspired, a leading group of premium schools in Europe, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

2019: A new campus in Alfragide welcomes our Belém, Restelo and Alfragide students! A refurbished Restelo Campus opens to welcome new students from 1 Year Old to Grade 4.

2020: PaRK IS receives the authorisation to teach the IB Diploma Programme – we are now an IB World School!

2022: First Graduating cohort with an outstanding average IB score of 35 points.

2022: PaRK IS Cascais closes to give way to the first King’s College School in Portugal, also an Inspired school.