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IB and Reggio Emilia Approach
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CitySão Paulo
CurriculumsIB and Reggio Emilia Approach
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
Yearly fees: Not public
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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Alameda dos Jurupis, 485 - Moema, São Paulo - SP, 04088-000, Brazil
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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, Mexico, Portugal, Taiwan, UK and the USA.

Most common nationality

Most of our students are Brazilians.

Ratio of local students to international students

Currently about 20% of our students are international.

Max. number of students per class

The size of the classroom varies according to the age group. The maximum is 20.

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Homeroom teachers are usually native speakers for the students age 3 and older,

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. In Year 3, we introduce Spanish as a foreign language.

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes.

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 an online programme in place.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Because we are a new school, we do not have a waiting list, but some classrooms get filled faster than others.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

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.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept students all year around.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

School bus service available

No, but we assist parents in finding a solution.

School start time

Early Years: 7:30
Primary School: 7;30

School finish time

Early Years: 15:30
Primary School: 15:30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, until 17:00. (not available during health crisis)

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers extracurricular activities from 15:45 to 16:30. The activities are defined with the school community at the beginning of each academic year.

School provided lunches

Yes

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.

Sports activities included

Yes.

Sports facilities at the school

We have a sports court on roof top.

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).

As we are a new international school, opened in 2019, we currently have up to Year 3 (8-9 year olds), but the school has plans to expand. We are opening new grades as our students grow, and in August 2022 we will offer up to Year 4 (9-10 year olds).

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.

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