The School

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

As an IB World School we are authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the Primary Years Programme and the Diploma Programme, besides the Early Years and the Middle Years Programme.

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.

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.