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IB and British
Ages 2 to 18

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CitySão Paulo
CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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 18 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

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

Address: Rua do Emissário, 333 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, 05423-180, Brasil
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

70% local : 30% international

Native English speaking teachers

Many are bilingual or trilingual

Language support for students not fluent in English

We provide language support as part of the timetable. English and Portuguese as an Additional Language is provided for students who require it, based on assessments.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and French.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, in Early Years and Primary

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms have either projectors or televisions, there are sets of iPads across the campus, and students in Grades 6 upwards are provided with 1:1 Chromebooks.

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)

We are very prepared is case of need.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. We are non-faith-based school, but as an inclusive school, we run learning units, such as ‘World Religions’ and engage students from Primary upwards in discussions and visitors of different faiths.

External examinations or assessments available

IBDP examinations

Results in these examinations

Above global averages

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, but carefully aligned to what is being studied in the classroom, not simply as a routine. A maximum amount is set depending on the age, but it is not compulsory nor expected to be set every week.

Approximate hours of homework given

Progressive, depending on the year level

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Our Personalized Learning Specialists develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs) with identified students and provide accommodations and modifications as needed.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

On a case by case basis, and the nature of learning in the IB programmes supports these exceptional students.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

A language and mathematics assessment is employed as diagnostic tools to determine readiness and/or placement.

Waiting list

Yes, in some year levels

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Admissions is ongoing, supporting the mobility of the international community.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Only in the form of extracurricular activities

School bus service available

Parents are able to contract the service with an external provider, Bus Children.

School provided lunches

Yes, paid for by the parents.

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

More than 50 extra curricular activities, such as Team sports, wheel sports, coding, chess, and much, much more

Sports activities included

A wide variety allowing students to develop a balanced lifestyle and appreciation for fitness.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, students actively participate in the Sao Paulo International Sports League

Facilities at the school

4 libraries, 3 playgrounds, 1 rooftop, 1 multipurpose studio, a creative arts building with 2 multipurpose ateliers, 3 music studios with more than 440 individual instruments, 1 drama space, 6 science labs and 2 robotic labs.

Sports facilities at the school

2 multipurpose sports court, 1 synthetic pitch, a variety of indoor and outdoor playing spaces.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

St Nicholas School serves the families of the city seeking a personal and purposeful learning experience: a unique learning adventure following the programmes of the International Baccalaureate.

Teaching approach of the school

Learning at St Nicholas School is inquiry-based and concept driven. Learners are active in shaping the learning experience and are always challenged to exercise their creative and critical thinking skills. As an IB World School, communication, collaboration, and reflection are highly valued. As an inclusive school, all members of the St Nicholas community are valued and provided with opportunities to access the learning experience - we meet students where they are and grow from their point of readiness.

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