Bilingual education as an expression of internationalism.
Bilingual Education is contextualized in the international scenario, as the integration and inter-connection between people and countries around the world for different purposes is an increasing demand. To offer the opportunity for any student to have a bilingual education since early childhood is to facilitate access to the world and a way of expanding opportunities in life.
International Exchange Programs
Aim at enhancing the understanding of the importance of cultural diversity, widening international references and life experiences, through opportunities to reflect upon one’s own identity and intercultural understanding.
Middle School students have the opportunity to have multicultural experiences through different types of International Exchange Programs in Y7, Y8 and Y9.
International Baccalaureate - IB
International Certification recognized for high academic standards and the development of international mindedness.
Esfera Escola Internacional is authorized by the IB to offer the PYP Program, for students aged 3 to 11, from Preschool to Elementary School up to Grade 5. Esfera 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 Esfera believes is important for our students.
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* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Programme). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
UNESCO Associated School
Certified as a UNESCO Associated School since 2008, ESFERA Escola Internacional is committed to foster the mission, the goals and the themes established by the United Nations. To be a UNESCO associated School means to enhance education for the culture of peace, freedom and equality, under the main themes of study: World Concerns and the United Nations system, Human Rights and Democracy, Intercultural Learning, and Environmental Issues. The work is developed through projects integrated to the curriculum and/or to the Units of Inquiry (IB) in all grade levels.
(Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera – Instituto Cervantes)
Internationally recognized Spanish Language Certification at the conclusion of Y9.
Balanced nutrition with quality and responsibility.
Scolarest, a GRSA enterprise that is exclusively dedicated to the provision of school meals, is responsible for the food served to Esfera’s students. This partnership guarantees the quality of food offered to the students through constant monitoring. At ESFERA the food offered is healthy and well balanced with a varied menu coordinated by a full-time nutritionist on the school premises.
Technology as a tool to enhance learning
A variety of technological devices enhance the students’ references and learning opportunities.
Every classroom is equipped with technological devices and the students and teachers can also count on mobile labs for tablets and laptops, along with a diversity of research materials and resources that are available in the school library. Middle School students can bring their own devices, such as tablets and notebooks, as long as they are in accordance with the school’s ethics code, as well as the information and technology policy.
Field Trips and Cultural Outings
Knowledge and relevant experiences enhancing learning.
Field trips and cultural outings happen throughout the school year, according to the curriculum for each grade level and the teachers’ planning. Specific information, dates and authorization requests are forwarded to parents in advance. The trips may be to museums in São Paulo and the Vale do Paraíba or a specific place related to the themes of study, such as: water treatment stations, fairs, industries, restaurants, and others.
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