The Group of Schools Dr. Serafim was created in the beginning of the school year 2012/2013 and, besides the secondary school, it includes two primary schools and two kindergartens.
At the secondary level there are 16 classes of Vocational courses distributed across the areas of Information Technology (Programming and Equipment),Electronics, Mechatronics, Renewable Energies, Audio-visual, Communication and Commerce, 3 classes of the Course of Science and Technology and 3 classes of the Course of Visual Arts.
The school has a very diverse offer as far as courses are concerned. It is mainly in the areas of the Sciences of Life; Computer Science and ICT, Eletronics, Mecatronics, Visual Arts, Audiovisuals and Commerce due to the investment of its teachers in order to give an answer to the needs of the community. It offers education to children, teens and adults.
In the past few years, it has also been involved in the teaching of Portuguese to foreign adults.The agrupamento (set of schools) is situated in S. João da Madeira, a small town of only 8 Km 2 which is very proud of its industrial heritage.
It is in the North of Portugal, near the famous city of Porto.
At this moment over 1200 students are attending the Group of Schools Dr. Serafim. The group of schools has got 130 teachers and 46 non-teaching staff.
School website link: www.essl.pt