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CurriculumsIB and Brazilian
Languages of instructionEnglish and Portuguese
Age RangeAges 2 to 14
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

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 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.

This school has more than one campus in São Paulo:
Villa Campus: Ages 2 to 14

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

Beacon Campus: Ages 2 to 14

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

457 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

15 different nationalities

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

20% of our students have different nationalities (compared to brazilian students)

Max. number of students per class

22 students

Average number of students per class

The average number of students are 18.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, we do. Each class has a teacher and an assistant.

Native English and Portuguese speaking teachers

Our faculty are composed by fluent and native 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.

Use of technology in the classroom

We use Ipads with applications to interact with students.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, they do.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on each student and the grade.

Uniform required

Yes, they do.

Waiting list

Yes, there is.

Entry evaluation for students

No, we don't. We have a student interview from Y1 on.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

On the student interview, we ask for the report of previous schools.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Our deadline for admission for the following year is in August.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we do.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We don't have yet high school. So, we do not apply for this question.

External examinations or assessments available

We do not apply for this question.

Results in these examinations

We do not apply for this question.

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?


School bus service available

No, we don't.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No, we don't.

Learning support offered


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

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

Student access to education psychologist

No, we don't.

School start time

7:30 am

School finish time

5:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we do.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer Capoeira, Music, Dance & Yoga, Arts, Sports School, Drama, Chess, Robotics and Futsal.

School provided lunches

No, we don't.

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

Yes, we do.

Sports activities included

We have physical education and music in the school curriculum.

Sports facilities at the school

We have 3 sports field for students.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we do. We have the "Sports Festival" once a year, in October.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Beacon School is a bilingual school, offering an international education with a Brazilian identity.

Teaching approach of the school

Beacon understands language as a complex web of connections, transcending the artificial separation of disciplines. The learning process simultaneously involves "learning language", as students listen and use language with others in their everyday lives; "learning about language", as students try to understand how language works, and "learning through language", as students use language as a tool to think about or reflect on a theme, concept or issue.

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