We're happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Contact us:
+351 219 241 004

Para informações em português, entre em contato Joana Vaz Pinto:
Móvel: +351 926 712 399

Admissions Office: 
Estrada Nacional No 9, Quinta da Beloura II, 2710-697 Sintra  Portugal

Meet the Admissions Team

André and Caroline will greet you with a smile on campus, and Aimee, Joana, and Dean will assist you throughout the admission process and beyond. Please call, email, or text us if you have any questions. We look forward to getting to know your family!

Aimee Gruber

Assistant Head, Enrollment Management & Marketing

Aimee’s love of schools and admissions began in 1991, when she took her first job in the admissions office of a small boarding school in her home state of New Hampshire, USA. Since then she has worked in admissions at boarding and day schools in the United States and Canada. Aimee also has significant experience working for nonprofit educational associations, including The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and The Enrollment Management Association (EMA). Aimee is the proud stepparent of two grown men and now even misses the nightly homework battles!
Mobile: +351 961 587 848

Joana Vaz-Pinto

Director of ADMISSIONS

A graduate of King’s College in Madrid, Spain, Joana knows the value of an international school education. Prior to joining TASIS Portugal, Joana spent many years working in the hospitality industry, primarily for Four Seasons hotels. Originally from Portugal, she has lived in Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Joana can assist you in English, Portuguese, or Spanish (some French, too). She is the proud mother of a daughter who loves princesses and unicorns.
Mobile: +351 926 712 399

Dean Slater

Admissions Assistant

Dean earned a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa and holds a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. He and his family have lived in Portugal since 2019, where he had prior experience as an Export Controller and Sales Manager.
Mobile: +351 911 120 969

Caroline Machado


Caroline lived in Dubai from 2011 to 2022, where she most recently worked as a learning support assistant at DESC, a British curriculum secondary school. Before that, she worked as an ESL teacher at two language institutes, and as an administrative supervisor at a British company. Her first job in Dubai (and the reason why she moved there) was as a flight attendant at Emirates Airline.

Caroline holds a bachelor's degree in tourism from a Brazilian university, a CELTA (teacher training qualification for teaching English as a second language) from International House Belfast, and a proofreading certification from The Publishing Training Centre, UK.

She enjoys hiking, exercising and practicing yoga, and tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors with her young son and husband.


André Gomes

Welcome Center Receptionist

André joins our team as the receptionist, bringing a warm and friendly presence to our Welcome Center front desk. Prior to this role, he served as the Fitness Supervisor at Penha Longa Resort in Sintra, where he skillfully managed wellness center memberships and coordinated diverse wellness activities and sports programs.

Complementing his professional experience, André holds a degree in Human Motricity - Physical Education from ISEIT, Almada. André's dedication to exceptional service, along with his personal interests such as running, football, and enjoying TV series, makes him a valuable addition to our school community, ensuring a positive and efficient experience for all visitors.