São Paulo
International curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

St. Nicholas School

Is this school a perfect match for you?

Tell us your preferences and we’ll calculate your compatibility.

  • Based on 10 different criteria including price and location
  • Fees personalised to your childrens’ ages
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
Social Media:

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 21 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public.

This school has more than one campus in São Paulo:
Pinheiros Campus:
Alphaville Campus:

Address: Av. Honório Álvares Penteado, 5463 - Colinas da Anhanguera, Santana de Parnaíba - SP, Brazil

All the details about this school in their own words

We have organised the information available for this school into 5 sections and 14 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students


Ratio of local students to international students

50% local : 50% international

Average number of students per class


Additional language classes offered by the school


Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

All students will be called for an evaluation. Depending on the Year level, this will consist of an English and a Mathematics test, and an interview, and are undertaken by the Heads of Infant, Junior or Senior Schools. The purpose of this is to get to know the student and evaluate the correct placement. For non-native speakers, the school must be sure that the student has enough knowledge of English to follow the work being done in class.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available


Sports activities included

Physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

Play areas, external and covered courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 1980, St. Nicholas is an International School for pupils from 18 months to 18 years old. Students are a mix of Brazilian and many other nationalities, in a warm and welcoming international environment. St. Nicholas embraces cultural diversity and help new families to settle into the community smoothly.

Parents and the school work closely together in order to ensure that our young people are able to be confident, knowledgeable, responsible, caring and capable citizens.

Teaching approach of the school

St.Nicholas School has been an IB World School since 2003, offering in addition to the Primary Years Programme and Diploma Programme, licensed by the IBO, the Early Years Programme and the 7 to 10 Programme developed by our educators.
The school is also accredited by the Brazil Education Ministry. Portuguese language and literature are taught along with História and Geografia, and students also graduate with a Brazilian diploma.
Throughout the curriculum the school offers a vibrant and innovative education which inspires and challenges our students to develop a love of learning. Emphasis is placed on how students learn as well as what they learn. As a result, our students have the knowledge, skills and values to cope with a rapidly changing world.