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American, Catholic, and International
Ages 2 to 18

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CityRio de Janeiro
CurriculumsAmerican, Catholic, and International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

Address: R. Visc. de Caravelas, 48 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22271-022, Brazil
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

585

Number of nationalities represented in the school

13

Most common nationality

Brazilian

Ratio of local students to international students

1:20

Native English speaking teachers

Not all of them.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes.

Use of technology in the classroom

All students have their own Ipads(provided by the School) or computers, and we use different learning platforms. Students also have digital education and LEGO education classes in specific rooms.

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 already use them.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a catholic School, but students of all different religions are accepted.

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

They attend religion classes and services, but the catholic rituals like first communion and confirmation are not mandatory.

External examinations or assessments available

MAP tests, AP (Advanced Program - College Board), Pre-SAT and SAT.
Students can leave OLM with four different certifications: Brazilian Diploma, American Diploma, AP Capstone, and AP Diploma (6 or more APs).

Results in these examinations

Our results are quite high in all of them.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

From 3 days to one week.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost 100%.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We have a Learning Resource Center with 10 members that give support to

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students are assisted in the following areas: literacy, PFL (Portuguese as a Foreign Language), EFL (English as a Foreign Language and Special Needs.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, from 2nd Grade onwards.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students are given math, Portuguese and English tests.

Waiting list

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Admissions are accepted all year round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:30

Supervised care before/after school

No, unless a student is enrolled in an After School Program activity.

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports, drama, capoeira, judo, ballet, modern dance, yoga, music. arts, among others.

Sports activities included

Physical education (volleyball, football, basketball and cheerleading).

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Library, auditorium, science lab, maker space, LEGO Education space, studio, music room, art room, drama room.

Sports facilities at the school

Two courts and a smaller gym for young children.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our Lady of Mercy School is a Catholic American School whose mission is to enable each student to achieve their full potential by providing an outstanding education in a supportive and safe learning environment.

Teaching approach of the school

Students are encouraged to pursue academic excellence through enquiry, exchanging ideas and proposing solutions with their peers.

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