Brazilian Ministry of Education

All our students are enrolled with the Ministry of Education (MEC). Portuguese language and literature are taught along with História and Geografia. Students must meet MEC requirements in order to graduate with a Brazilian Certificate, offering them access to local alongside international universities.

School Equivalence Guideline:

School Equivalence Guideline (1)

*St Nicholas School Alphaville is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that St Nicholas believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit