São Paulo
American, Montessori curriculum
Ages 2 to 15

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CurriculumAmerican, Montessori
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 15
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: R$ 73,289

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Number of students

115, considering Early Education (52 students), Elementary and Middle School (63 students)

Number of nationalities represented in the school

About 13 different nationalities, considering: American, Mexican, Colombian, Puerto Rican, Argentinian, Spanish, Dutch, German, French, Polish, Swiss, Israeli and Brazilian.

Most common nationality

Argentinian, Colombian, Spanish, Dutch and Brazilian.

Ratio of local students to international students

International students 60% and Local students 40%.

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Only for Early Years classes.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Some are, but they are all "native like".

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes, we offer E.L.L. classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese

Use of technology in the classroom

We have the teacher's computer only. Students work on projects using stationary material.
Students have one ICT and one Robotics lesson per week.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, four times a week.

Approximate hours of homework given

20-30 minutes a day.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

No. We evaluate how much prior knowledge each student has, however, it is not a pass/fail test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

N/A

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept students all year round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We don't offer High School, yet.
Therefore, we still can't measure this aspect.

External examinations or assessments available

They are only exposed to external examinations as a try out experience.

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have some staff members who also have a degree in speech therapy and occupational therapy.
There is also a psychologist available a few hours a day.

Learning support offered

Some students have shadows and teachers prepare special tests/homework that meet their needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We work with differentiation. Students are stimulated to do theirs best, and more challenging material is given to those who are faster learners.

Student access to education psychologist

Only on private basis.

School start time

8:15 am

School finish time

3:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school

We have staff members available 30 minutes prior to school starting, and 60 minutes after school finishes.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Soccer, cooking, art, strategy games, gymnastics and book club

School provided lunches

Yes

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

No

Sports activities included

All main sports such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, handball, and body awareness.

Sports facilities at the school

Outside field with natural grass, playgrounds, covered sports court

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Only internal ones.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Family environment, lots of green areas, multicultural background students.

Teaching approach of the school

Montessori for Early Years.
Social Constructivist for Elementary and Middle School.

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Where exactly is this school?

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Address: Estr. de Ipanema, 300 - Jardim Paula, Santana de Parnaíba - SP, Brazil