An academically rigorous, inquiry based and interdisciplinary programme taught by inspiring and talented teachers from around the globe and blending IBO philosophy with the best of international practice ending with Cambridge University IGCSE qualifications in up to 8 subjects.

7 to 10 programme

An interdisciplinary, integrated programme offered for students aged 12 to 16.

Dynamic teachers from Brazil and around the world Committed teachers love working at St. Nicholas School. We invest in Professional Learning Communities and networks because we believe learning starts with us and that we learn for others.

Academic rigour and international qualifications A rich and balanced curriculum with added choice in Years 9 and 10. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
Pupils typically sit Cambridge University IGCSE courses in English, Portuguese, Spanish Geography, History, Maths and Double Sciences. Syllabuses can be downloaded here.

Understanding how students learn best Differentiated classrooms where difference is celebrated and active learners are encouraged to take learning beyond academic study "learning how to learn", by asking challenging questions, thinking critically and developing research skills.

A language rich Curriculum Meeting the 21st century needs of international and Brazilian students. A core based around an inquiry lead, interdisciplinary course of Global Perspectives. First Language courses in English, Korean, Japanese, French Portuguese and Spanish.

Science and Maths Inquiry based and located in real world practical experiences to embed understanding and application. Six purpose built technology rich science labs with 8 specialist teachers and two lab technicians aid practical labs and experiments and allow access to the best science teaching in the world. Maths and Science teachers have adopted an international curriculum to provide an exciting pupil catered experience that focuses on academic rigour, external qualification and produces confident learners with a sense of achievement and a love of Maths and Science.

Holistic and broad Physical Education, Music, Art and Drama all well represented in the curriculum and valued by the school. There is an emphasis in the curriculum and in performance in the teams and clubs.

A child centred, personalized curriculum recognising a range of talents, competencies, interests skills and abilities and where the needs of the individual student are put first.

Great Teaching Spaces All teaching spaces are purpose designed and have access to a full range of technology. High quality wireless coverage to all areas allows learners access to the best in modern technology.

Making a difference and exploring personal interests and talents with life skills, teams, CAS, Electronics, Student Council, ECAs and a range of student lead activities.

Working together to develop student voice Vertical Tutor Groups facilitate responsibility and develop shared 21st century leadership. The student council and the house system allow students to take action and make a difference in their world.

Early Years PYP IB Diploma