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IB and Brazilian
Ages 2 to 18

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CitySão Paulo
CurriculumsIB and Brazilian
Leaving qualificationIB Diploma
Languages of instructionEnglish and Portuguese
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma
Language of instruction English and Portuguese
Native English and Portuguese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Portuguese)
Class sizes Average 18 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 2024/2025.

This school has more than one campus in São Paulo:
Villa Campus: Ages 2 to 18

Address: Av. Padre Pereira de Andrade, 645 - Boaçava São Paulo - SP Brazil

Beacon Campus: Ages 2 to 18

Address: Rua Mergenthaler, 1138 - Vila Leopoldina São Paulo - SP

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

1400 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

4 local students to 1 international student

Native English and Portuguese speaking teachers

Our faculty are composed by fluent and native English speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Portuguese

Yes, we do. We have the English Support Program for students with difficulties in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We have Spanish from Year 4 on.

Max. number of students per class

24 students

Average number of students per class

The average number of students are 18.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, we do. We have at least 1 Junior Teacher in each class.

Use of technology in the classroom

We use iPads and Chromebooks with educational apps to interact with students.

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 several online platforms that are part of the virtual classroom technologies at Beacon.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, they don't.

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


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

95% of our high school students were approved in the IB Diploma Programme, against an 79% world average.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, they do.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on each student and grade.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

In 2023 we saw our first high school graduation. Of those students, 90% were accepted into higher education, be it in local or international institutions, and they received almost $1 million in scholarships in total.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have the Student Well-being Center.

Learning support offered

The Student Well-being Center is responsible for implementing educational practices that embrace all students, and adapt to their specific needs, supervising all the school support. It also approaches the socioemotional aspect in partnership with teachers and to guarantee a welcoming, inclusive environment that foster active citizens' development in society.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We actually don't have any students that fit this pattern.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we do.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. From Y2 onwards, we perform individual, on-site assessment of candidates.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We have conversations with the families. We also have interviews with the students besides a test to evaluate student knowledge and skills.

Waiting list

Yes, there is.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)


Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we do.

School start time

7:30 am

School finish time

3:30 pm.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we do.

School bus service available

No, we don't.

School provided lunches

Yes, we do.

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

Yes, we do.

Uniform required

Yes, they do, with the exception of high school students.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Capoeira, Judo, Fencing;
Photography, Magic & Action, Mindfullness Yoga;
Dance - Creative, Dance - Jazz, Street Dance, Circus, Theatre, Music - Guitar, Music;
Adventure Sports, Sports School, Skateboarding;
Volleyball, Basketball, Handball, Football;
Chess, Mathematics Circle, Tech Lab, Robotics

Sports activities included

We have physical education and music in the school curriculum.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we do. We have the "Sports Festival" and the "Beacon Games".

Facilities at the school

Beacon offers: Design Lab, Science Lab, Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab, Libraries for each segment, Arts Studio, Music rooms, Cooking Lab, Make Believe Lab, Imagination Room, Playgrounds, Cafeterias, Auditorium and Amphitheatre

Sports facilities at the school

We have a gymnasium, two multi-sports courts, a sand court, and a sports field. We are building a new sports field due 2025.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Beacon is an IB Continuum School with an international program. We develop curious students with critical thinking skills, striving to create a more ethical and peaceful society for the 21st century.

Beacon School offers an international education program. As an IB Continuum School, we develop students who are intellectually curious, who have critical thinking skills and committed attitudes, and who will strive to create a more ethical and peaceful society for the 21st century.

Our mission at Beacon School is to offer a bilingual and international education that is open to the world, and at the same time, values its Brazilian roots. With a caring, enthusiastic, and respecting environment, Beacon provides an academically challenging inquiry based education, aiming to foster responsible citizens who believe in diversity as an opportunity to enrich and broaden their own development, as well as that of our society.

Accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization as an IB Continuum School, Beacon School currently has over 1300 students from Early Childhood Education to High School.

We are very proud of Beacon's commitment to academic excellence and our comprehensive program grounded in solid principles.

Teaching approach of the school

Beacon promotes rich learning experiences in Portuguese and English, thus recognizing both languages as a means of communication throughout the program.

Through the International Baccalaureate Organization and its seal as an IB Continuum School, Beacon adopts the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Early Childhood and Elementary School, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Middle School and offers the Diploma Programme (DP) for High School students. These programs are aligned with our school's values and mission.

We assist our students in their self-knowledge process, providing better resources for making conscious and autonomous choices in both career and higher education.

The integration of the IB curriculum with the Brazilian curriculum offers Beacon students a rigorous academic program, recognized by the most qualified universities. In addition, the multiple activities conducted by University and Career Counseling in the school context foster education with diverse resources so that our students feel prepared to pursue higher education.

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