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St. Francis College, Brazil

St. Francis College, Brazil

Rua Joaquim Antunes 678, Pinheiros, São Paulo, SP 05415-001, Brazil

+55 11 3728 8050



St. Francis College, Brazil
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 2003
Status Private
College Principal Mrs Shirley Hazell
Date Appointed 2003
Language of Instruction English, Portuguese
Co-ed Age Range 2-18
Number of pupils 735
Day fees per annum US$21,000 - US$29,000
Average Class Size 22
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Sofie Muchardt Smith
MYP Coordinator Fabrice Bidaury
PYP Coordinator Gisele Caselli
Associations IB, IGCSE, PSAT,SAT

Mission Statement

St. Francis College is an international school which strives for excellence providing a warm and friendly community committed to the IB Philosophy. We offer a challenging educational programme with rigorous assessment through inquiry-based instruction.

We empower pupils to be passionate lifelong learners, achieve academic and personal excellence and be committed to impact the world positively.


The international curriculum offered is taught in English. The formal curriculum is guided by the Brazilian and British National Curriculum and the IB Programmes. A broad approach of concept-based learning encompasses the humanities, arts, sciences, mathematics, and information technology. An important element in the curriculum are the Portuguese language subjects, which include Brazilian literature, Portuguese language as well as the history and geography of Brazil. The College provides pupils with academic challenge and key life skills in a flexible and transdisciplinary programme. Throughout the primary school we offer the IB PYP, in the secondary school we offer the IB MYP and the IB DP in the last two years. IGCSE exams are taken in the main subjects in MYP 5. Pupils will conclude their secondary education having also obtained their Brazilian studies diploma.

A wide range of physical activities and sports is offered to students as well as outstanding programmes in visual arts, drama and music, from Early Years throughout Secondary Years.

Once our students graduate from St. Francis they go on to both Brazilian and international universities and continue to excel academically, personally and professionally.

Extracurricular activities

Extracurricular activities offered include football, basketball, Volleyball, dance, skateboarding, martial arts, cooking, drama, music, arts.

Entry Requirements

Application to the college should be done through the Admissions Office at: admissions@stfrancis.com.br or +55 11 3728 8055/56.

Evaluations and interviews are held in October and March for acceptances during the next semester. Previous school reports, confidential references and IGCSE results (if applicable) are taken into account.