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American, British, and Montessori
Ages 2 to 18

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CitySão Paulo
CurriculumsAmerican, British, and Montessori
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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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 10 students / class
Maximum 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: R$ 70,610
to: R$ 88,631
Address: Estr. de Ipanema, 300 - Jardim Paula, Santana de Parnaíba - SP, Brazil
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Number of students

Total of 122 enrolled students: 57 at Early Education, and 65 at Elementary, Middle and High School.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We attend students from all over the world and new students can be enrolled during the whole school year.
Tip Toe Discovery is an American School which provides an international and global curriculum.
Since Tip Toe Discovery's foundation, we already attended families from: United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Chile, China, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Russia, German, Holland, Poland, France, Italy, Lithuania, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, India and Brazil.

Most common nationality

American, Argentinian, Colombian, Spanish, Polish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Denmark and Brazilian.

Ratio of local students to international students

Due to brazilian latest economics and political scenarium, nowadays international students represent 40% and local students 60%.

Native English speaking teachers

Some are, but most of them are all native like.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer E.L.L. classes with no extra costs for parents.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese since Elementary through High School, and Spanish from 6th grade and on.

Max. number of students per class

At Toddler's class the maximum number of students is 13, in Kindergarten 23, and Elementary Middle and High School 15 students per class.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Only at Early Years classes.

Use of technology in the classroom

Our students have internet access for academic researches in the ICT lab.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


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


External examinations or assessments available

From 5th grade up to High School, students are evaluated through Cambridge tests. Cambridge preparation classes and all tests are apply at Tip Toe Discovery School.

Results in these examinations

92% of our students, in the last Cambridge examination passed with distinction or merit.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, four times a week.

Approximate hours of homework given

20-30 minutes a day.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Tip Toe Discovery started to offer High School Program in 2017. The first High School class will be graduating in June, 2019. However, we receive many positive feedbacks through Facebook and Instagram from expat families who had their children studying at our school, about our strong curriculum and English language fluency approach.

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.

Entry evaluation for students

No. We evaluate how much prior knowledge each student has, however, it is not a pass/fail test. For High School admissions, students could be evaluated to achieve the maximum of 50% for a scholarship.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students are evaluated through reading, writing and comprehension tests, especially to assess their English fluency.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept admissions throughtout the school year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we accept admissions throughtout the school year.

School start time

8:15 a.m.

School finish time

3:30 p.m. - Monday through Wednesday school offers the After School Club Program, from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.. It is an optional service and there are no extra costs. The After School Club is available only for full-day students.

Supervised care before/after school

Only during school days and hours.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

For full-day students, school provides 2 daily snacks (morning and afternoon) and lunch. All meals are prepared at school and supervised by school's nutritionist.

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

Yes, for students who have dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Uniform required

Yes, and it is charged separately from the school fees.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

After School Club, from Monday through Wednesday, only for full-day students.

Sports activities included

All main sports such as: volleyball, basketball, soccer, handball, and body awareness, especially during Physical Education classes.
Physical Education subject is included in the school curriculum since 18 months old until the end of the High School Program.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Only internal ones.

Sports facilities at the school

Outside field with natural grass, outdoor playgrounds, covered sports court.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

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

Teaching approach of the school

Montessori method for Early Years.
Social-Interactionist for Elementary, Middle and High School.

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