Colégio da Penina is a private law institution, with a definitive authorization for its operation, granted by the Ministry of Education since its opening in 1992. The College was built in the same year by the company with the same name , Which sought to solve the serious problems of school units at pre-school level with this investment, to provide quality education and to respond to the needs of the county and adjacent counties.
This project was supported at the time of its construction by the PRODEP I program, which financed part of the construction and equipment of the College.
The location chosen for the construction of the College, integrated in a housing development, is a strategic and privileged area, with excellent access.
In the initial year, the emphasis was placed on Pre-School Education, but the students’ natural progression in school and the response we had to give to the needs and expectations of the parents materialized in the continuity of our educational project for other values. The scope of the College was extended to other levels of education – Kindergarten and 1st Cycle of Basic Education.