Associação Escola Graduada de São Paulo
National, US, IB curricula
1060 students, 2-18 yrs
Caixa Postal 1976-01059-970, São Paulo, Brazil
Tel: (+55) 11 3747 4800
Fax: (+55) 11 3742 9358
Escola Graduada de São Paulo provides an English-language
based, American-style education to children of the international
and Brazilian communities.
Founded in 1920, Graded is one of the oldest American overseas
schools in the world. It offers a rigorous educational program with
English as the primary language of instruction. The school also
recognizes the international composition of the student body in
the Brazilian context through appropriate diversity of its programs,
teaching materials and activities.
The Escola Graduada de São Paulo consists of the Pre-primary
School, with a Montessori program for ages 2-5; the Elementary School,
covering grades 1-5; the Middle School, grades 6-8; and the High
School, encompassing grades 9-12. Accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools since 1949 to confer the American high school
diploma, Graded also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma
program and a Brazilian Studies diploma. There are full-time specialists
in the areas of diagnostics, learning disabilities and ESL.
In addition to the Superintendent and his administrative team,
the Escola Graduada de São Paulo has four full-time counselors,
one of whom is responsible solely for college counselling. The teaching
staff of 120 consists of 58 Americans, 62 Brazilians and seven other
nationalities. Approximately 50% of the staff have advanced degrees.
The Escola Graduada de São Paulo year typically runs from
early August to early June, with a five-week break for Christmas.
Classes begin at 08:10 and end at 15:10. After-school activities
are offered at all levels: games, Cub Scouts and Brownies, choral
groups, dramatic presentations, clubs, academic contests and sports.
Enrollment varies from 1,000 to 1,200 students, of whom 40% are
Americans and 40% Brazilian; the remainder come from over 37 other
countries. Admission priority is given to US citizens and candidates
from English-language schools and families.