Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||15 students / class|
|Maximum||20 students / class|
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.
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|Number of students||
The school has capacity for 150 students.
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
We've had students and teachers from diverse countries such as Belgium, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Mexico, Portugal, Taiwan, UK and the USA.
|Most common nationality||
Most of our students are Brazilians, but we have 40% of international students.
|Ratio of local students to international students||
Currently about 40% of our students are international.
|Native English speaking teachers||
We have both, native English speaker Teachers and local Teachers that are fully proficient in the language and totally capaple to carry on the whole class in English. All the classes are taught in English, except Portuguese which is part of the Brazilian curriculum and mandatory for all the schools in Brazil, including the Internationals.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Yes, for students from age 6.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Portuguese lessons for students of all ages.
|Max. number of students per class||
The size of the classroom varies according to the age group. The maximum is 20 for age 3 and up, for children under 3 the maximum is 16.
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
All our teacher have an assistant, which means that every group is assisted by two adults.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Students age 6 and up have classes in our Maker Space where they start learning about circuit and how to build a small one. While in class, we have IPads and ChromeBooks for the students use selectively filled with applications, games, readings, research, and tools, directly connect to Unit of Inquiry topics as a portable, dynamic “media centers”
|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)||
During lockdown we provided online classes and activities for all ages
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
We do not pracice any religion or celebrate any religious holiday.
|Entry evaluation for students||
We always need to know the child's history, so the Principal needs to meet with the family and the child prior enrollment.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Students are evaluated but it is not a screening process. It is just to understand where the student is in the learning curve so we can better plan for him or her settlement.
We may have depending on the the group and time of the year. Contact us for more information
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
We accept students all year around.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Always, we our most commom public is expat families that are moving in the middle of the academic year.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Half day: 12:00 pm
|Supervised care before/after school||
We do have Extracurricular Activities until 4:50 at an extra cost.
|School bus service available||
No, but we assist parents in finding a solution.
|School provided lunches||
Yes, for half day students we have breakfast at around 10 am, for full day students we have breakfast and lunch. All our meals are fully balanced, healthy and we introduce as many fruit and vegetables to the children as possible. We never use white sugar, or other unhealthy sweeteners.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Yes. This is previously discussed with the parents and adjustments are made based on student's needs and restrictions.
Yes, as a part of school safety, it is mandatory for all ages
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
We have Ballet, Judo, Circus class, Futsal Class, Brazilian Street Fight class (capoeira)
|Sports activities included||
Physical Education classes are part of the curriculum and all groups have them twice a week.
|Facilities at the school||
We a herb garden, a playground, a rooftop court, a Library, a Maker Space, a Piazza where children love to play and express their creativity and an experimental Kitchen.
|Sports facilities at the school||
We have a sports court on roof top and a moovement room.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
We are an IB World School and we offer a modern, challenging and international educational programme according to the standards set by the International Baccalaureate (IB)*. Our language of instruction is English, and we have international teachers in our faculty. Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language are also valued through Portuguese classes and typically Brazilian activities and celebrations. Our academic year follows the northern hemisphere calendar (beginning in August and ending in July).
Our mission is to provide expatriate and local families with an international education that is broad, balanced and challenging.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Our teaching follows the guidelines for the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate (IB). Through the creative use of technology and authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences, we aim to empower youngsters to be responsible lifelong learners.
In early childhood education, we adopt the Reggio Emilia approach, a philosophy of education aimed at early childhood that, in addition to being very innovative and inspiring, sees the child as strong, capable, resilient and full of wonder. Our Early Years can take children starting at 18 months.