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IB and Brazilian
Ages 2 to 18

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CitySão Paulo
CurriculumsIB and Brazilian
Languages of instructionEnglish and Portuguese
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

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

We have organised the information available for this school into 10 sections and 40 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students

1045 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20 different nationalities

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

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

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.

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 applications 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

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, they do.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on each student and the grade.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

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

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

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

Waiting list

Yes, there is.

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.

School start time

7:30 am

School finish time

5:30 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.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

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

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".

Sports facilities at the school

We have 3 sports field for students.

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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