São Paulo
International, Catholic, American curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Chapel School

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CurriculumInternational, Catholic, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
First year fees: Not public

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

67% local : 33% international

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Teachers are recruited from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English Language Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Chapel school believes in using technology to transform learning, making school experiences more meaningful and relevant for students.
Chapel's technology practices are supported by 4 cornerstones:
Digital Citizenship
Students take part in the digital citizenship training with Common Sense Media content, and learn how to use technology safely and responsibly, grades 1-12
Parents participate in digital citizenship workshops through the Connecting Families Program
Technology nourishes innovation
Chapel fosters the use of technology by giving students access to computer programming, professional design software, 3d printing, electronics kits, and more
Real life application
Students learn how to use the creative industry’s most used programs software which they will apply in college and in their professional lives. Some of these are Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
Students interested in game design can use the Unreal Engine for video game creation
21st century skills
Students use technology to apply the 4 C’s of 21st century skills: Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity on a daily basis

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

For students applying for Pre I, the interviews (Developmental and Readiness) happen in February. For students applying for Pre II and Kindergarten, The school will only schedule interviews (Developmental and English) if it confirms openings. For students applying for Elementary and High School, the school will only schedule interviews (English and Math) if it confirms openings.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of Chapel graduates attend colleges and universities around the world.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, SAT

School bus service available

The school can help parents arrange private bus/van transportation services that cover different areas. The service is hired directly by the parents and is supervised by the school.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Student Support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Gifted Program, Advanced Placement

Student access to education psychologist


School start time

8 am

School finish time

3:10 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Chapel offers wide range of activities.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, soccer field

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Chapel School students have the opportunity to participate in several interscholastic competitions.
Traditionally a member of the São Paulo High School League, which involves other English-speaking schools in the State of São Paulo, Chapel participates in Big 8, Big 4, and Little 8 tournaments. A variety of competitive sports are available to students: basketball (boys and girls), cheerleading (girls), indoor soccer / futsal (boys and girls), soccer (boys and girls), volleyball (boys and girls), and softball (boys and girls). All sports are offered on both Junior Varsity (under 15 years old) and Varsity (over 15 years old) levels.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Chapel School was founded in 1947 by priests of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Order with the aim of providing education for children from English-speaking Catholic families. Initially housed in a small building in the Jardins neighborhood, it is now located in Chácara Flora, a quiet residential area in São Paulo.
Chapel is an international school providing early-childhood, elementary and high school education. Three diplomas may be earned by students: American, Brazilian and/or International Baccalaureate.
Chapel’s mission is based in Christian values, ensuring complete development which enables students to make informed decisions, take responsibility for their actions, and for the needs of the community.

The institution is run by the priests and brothers of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate with a board committee consisting of priests and parents appointed by the order’s provincial and members of the congregation.
Chapel School is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association, the Association of American Schools in Brazil, the Association of American Schools in South America, and the National Honor Society. The institution is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Brazil’s Ministry of Education (MEC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancED – SACS CASI). As a member of AdvancEd, Chapel School must ensure educational excellence by continuously evaluating its curriculum, mission and vision.

Teaching approach of the school

In a caring and academically challenging environment, Chapel provides an American-style education to an international student body. Through Christian values, students learn to make informed decisions, to own responsibility for personal actions and community needs, and to respect life and cultural diversity.

Chapel School has three comprehensive programs that lead students to earn American, Brazilian and International Baccalaureate diplomas.

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Summary of prices and fees

This school does not make their fees public.

Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: chapelschool.com/novo
School's Fees webpage: chapelschool.com/novo/admissions
Address: Rua Vigário João de Pontes, 537 Chácara Flora, CEP 04748-000 São Paulo, SP - Brasil