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IB, British, and Peruvian
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CurriculumsIB, British, and Peruvian
Leaving qualificationsIGCSE and IB Diploma
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instruction English and Spanish
Native English and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: S/. 35,800
to: S/. 41,600
Address: Av Santa Cruz 1251. Miraflores, Lima - Perú

San Silvestre School provides education only to girls.
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We have organised the information available for this school into 10 sections and 38 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students


Native English and Spanish speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

We have special teachers to give them learning support in that language.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, English, French, Italian and Mandarin

Max. number of students per class

Nursery 15
Pre School 17
Reception 18
Primary: 22
Secondary: 26

Average number of students per class

Nursery 15
Pre School 16
Reception 18
Primary: 20
Secondary: 24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped with projectors and facilities for mobile smartboards and laptops use. We have laptops available for the pupils as well as kindles and tablets.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we have been online for the whole year and it has been a great success

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

San Silvestre is a lay school but we offer catholic religion as a subject.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

For those who do not want to study the catholic religion we offer another subject called World Values and Traditions. Girls also have the option of going to the library in case they do not want to take any of the subjects mentioned above.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, DELF in French, IB, Advanced Subsidiary

Results in these examinations

They are always above world average. On the IB we have had perfect score in several years and on the IGCSEs we have also had several students who have been awarded the Top of the World Award.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. We have a weekly homework schedule

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends, on the section, on the garde level and on the subject. That is why we have a different homework schedule for each grade. The idea is for the girls to also have time to do all the extracurricular activities the school offers.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a learning support programme in all three sections.

Learning support offered

Psycho-pedagogic services: for pupils with basic learning problems, the school provides assistance throughout their school years, stimulating the development of solutions in problem areas, either in small work groups or during class. We respect each child's learning process.

Individual student support: offers support for children with special needs. In all three sections, provision is made for those children to be identified, their needs assessed and, in close liaison with their teachers, an individual programme of support prepared.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We do differentiation inside the classroom and we encourage them to achieve their full potential.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

For the EY section (Nursery to G1) there is an interview with parents.
From G2 onwards there are also entry tests.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We assess their maths and english levels.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline, parents can apply throughout the year. For Nursery the admissions process starts in early August and vacancies are offered at the end of the year once every family has been interviewed and also depending on availability.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Nursery: 8:20
Pre School: 8:00
Reception onwards: 7:55

School finish time

Nursery: 12:30
Pre School: 13:00
Reception and G1: 2:30
G2 onwards : 15:30
After 3:30 they can stay in school to practice sports and extra curricular activities.

Supervised care before/after school

No but they have the option of staying in the library doing homework until 4:30 pm.

School bus service available

School does not have its private bus service but it works with an external bus service.

School provided lunches

Yes, we have a catering company that works with the school and also girls can bring their own lunchboxes.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

The company we used to work with had different options for students with special diets.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Several musical instrument lessons such as violin, piano, and cello; flamenco dancing, choir, MUN activities, service learning and ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) activities, leadership activities, among others.
We also provide a range of sports the girls can practice after school such as football, gymnastics, ballet, volleyball, swimming, basketball, softball, hockey, athletics, aerobics.

Sports activities included

Football, gymnastics, ballet, volleyball, swimming, basketball, softball, hockey, athletics, badminton, ping pong, aerobics and yoga.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We compete at national level and in some sports at international level as well.

Sports facilities at the school

The Topy Conroy Sports Complex contains a multi-functional court (basketball/volleyball/badminton) with a capacity for 800 spectators, an aerobics room, a gymnasium and a heated eight-lane swimming pool which is used all year round.
Outdoor sports field with a new track for athletics and volleyball and basketball courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

San Silvestre School is a prestigious private all-girls British school and academic excellence is our hallmark.
San Silvestre School takes pride in providing a well-balanced education which places the formation of the values of the child at the centre. San Silvestre believes in creating a warm caring environment where the girls can develop their individual personalities and talents such that they are prepared to take their place in a global society.

Teaching approach of the school

San Silvestre provides an environment which fosters individual goals and achievements while providing a friendly and caring atmosphere throughout the school. We promote inquiry-based learning education and ensure that academic and emotional aspects are well balanced. We empower students to be confident and outgoing as principled citizens of an ever-changing global world.

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