São Paulo
British curriculum
Ages 2 to 14

The British College of Brazil

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 14
First year fees: Not public

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Number of students

520

Ratio of local students to international students

30% local : 70% international

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are generously resourced and equipped to meet English National Curriculum standards, making use of state-of-the-art technologies, such as Interactive White Boards (standard in all classrooms).
Learning is supported by up-to-date technology. Every student is provided with an iPad or MacBook, and Internet access is available throughout the school campus. Lessons incorporate technology where appropriate, and rely on more traditional media where technology does not provide a clear benefit.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

School bus service available

Yes

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

BCB is committed to helping its pupils discover the extent of their ability. Through the school's Able, Gifted and Talented Programme BCB identifies pupils with high or exceptional abilities and ensures a plan is in place to provide the adequate level of challenge.

Able students will be accommodated by effective differentiation to challenge high ability groups in classes across the curriculum.

Gifted students with exceptional academic potential will enter the gifted register and an Individual Education Plan is developed to ensure that progress and achievement, in line with their abilities, is achieved. This may be in one or multiple subjects.

Talented students with exceptional abilities in Drama, Music, Art or Sport will enter the talented register and Individual Education Plan is developed to ensure that performance or competitive opportunities, in line with their abilities, are achieved. This may be in one or multiple disciplines.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The British College of Brazil views after school activities and enrichment as an integral part of the education of children, and to that end offers a wide range of clubs that aim to introduce the child to potential hobbies, develop particular sports, provide language learning or IT support and inspire an interest in areas that perhaps they would not be exposed to through the normal curriculum.

After school activities are compulsory for every child at the school. Parents are asked to choose two clubs per term, usually representing a balance between active/sport and more intellectually inspiring programmes. Every student is required to stick to any given club for at least a term, reinforcing the idea that any commitment to learning must be followed through.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

The PE curriculum offers a range of sports including gymnastics, basketball, swimming and outdoor-based activities such as football and athletics.

Sports facilities at the school

The British College has exceptionally well equipped playgrounds, combining a selection of climbing frames, hard-court and rubber surfaces and a clear differentiation between children of different ages. Gym, outdoor court.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

BCB offers a contemporary British international education to Early Years, Primary and Secondary aged children in a student-centred learning environment. BSB follows the English National Curriculum, enhanced to meet international and local requirements.The school provides personalised learning that combines academic rigour with a strong focus on personal development and the nurture of a broad range of talents, from Sport to Music, the Arts, Languages and Technology. BCB is part of the British Schools Foundation, one of the largest networks of top-tier British schools, with 10 schools across four continents.

Teaching approach of the school

The notion that learning a second language improves your first, or that playing the violin deepens your reasoning skills, or that a game of tennis might even boost your mathematical ability are not naturally intuitive. Yet it is these ideas that are at the very heart of the school's curriculum. As children, our learning capability is extremely heightened. It is during childhood that we can pick up a second language, learn to play an instrument, or develop our athletic ability with an ease that is difficult to match later in life. BSB curriculum aims high and relies on exceptional teachers to motivate and inspire pupils to relish in their learning.

Teaching and learning is aimed at making the most of childrens' natural curiosity to learn and inquisitiveness. In Early Years, learning takes place principally through guided play. As work gradually becomes more structured in Primary School, lessons are planned with a view to making them interesting and engaging. As they move into Secondary School, children receive teaching by subject specialists.

Portuguese is also a major element of the curriculum at BCB enabling pupils to learn one of the world's most important languages. Brazilian studies ensure that we meet the requirements of the local education authority and prepare children for Brazilian university should they choose this route in their further education.

Summary of prices and fees

This school does not make their fees public.

Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in São Paulo:
Chacara Flora Campus: Ages 2 to 14
Cidade Jardim Campus: Ages 2 to 14

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: britishcollegebrazil.org/node
Address: R. Álvares de Azevedo, 50 - Campo Grande, São Paulo - SP, 04671-040, Brasil