St. Paul's School
About St. Paul's School
St. Paul’s School was founded in 1926 and was the first school in South America to receive accreditation from the UK government as a British School Overseas. Fully coeducational, with about 1,000 pupils, aged from 3 to 18, it is a school with history and tradition, but which embraces innovation, contemporary values and technological developments.
We offer a British curriculum, including the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and courses up to IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
At IB the following subjects are taught in the Sixth Form (and offered as standard and higher levels): English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, mathematics, mathematical studies, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, geography, history, economics, business management, theatre, visual arts, and music.
We prepare our pupils within a bilingual and bicultural Anglo-Brazilian community for a global future. We offer a broad and balanced but rigorous curriculum where the individual pupil is at the heart of the teaching and learning. It is our aim to discover the passion and talents of every pupil, and create the right environment to develop these. Pupils leave us confident, assured and well prepared for an exciting life, and a multitude of opportunities, often at top universities.
We are a world-class school; a member of HMC and COBIS and the first officially British government accredited British School Overseas in South America. We are proud of our local, national and international reputation and we constantly strive to improve the opportunities for our pupils and staff.
The school is highly regarded for its strong values, which form the base of the community and the qualities and characteristics that we aim to engender in all members of the school; they underpin and form the base for the community of the school. We expect all staff and pupils to:
- Show respect
- Be honest
- Have integrity
- Be collaborative
- Be thinkers
- Become independent learners
- Develop a sense of self-worth
- Be open-minded
- Be resilient
- Be caring
These qualities are reflected in the IB Learner Profile and also in both the Golden Rules in the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools and the Code of Honour in the Senior School.
- We are honest.
- We are gentle.
- We are kind and helpful.
- We listen to people.
- We work hard.
- We look after property
Code of Honour
As a Paulean I will strive to be: