Primary School

Our students, bilingual education and a healthy performance-based approach are central to teaching and learning at SIS.

At our bilingual Primary School, teaching is based on a curriculum, which combines the national Brazilian curriculum with the international elements of the IB Primary Years Programme.

Bilingual Instruction

Each of our primary school classes has two teachers: one is a Portuguese-speaking teacher, the other speaks English. The development of language skills in Portuguese and English is of paramount importance at this level. Other subjects, such as mathematics, are also taught in both Portuguese and English. Additionally, German is taught as a third foreign language.

Engaging and Varied Lessons

In our lessons, we use different learning styles: problem situations, questions, research based on real-life situations, allowing students to acquire new knowledge and help them to deepen their understanding of what they have learned.

Additional Activities

School students are engaged in a variety of activities throughout the year such as our final annual exhibition where students represent and celebrate their work with parents, Festa junina where students celebrate the culture, language and dances of Brazil and Halloween where the kids dress up as their favourite dastardly ghost or ghoul.


Transfer to SIS Bilingual College without Admission Examinations

SIS Secondary School students who achieve the necessary grade average can transfer to the SIS College.

Day School Structure

Lessons take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and school days are divided into regular intervals with time for learning and play. We also offer after school homework supervision. Children can choose from our varied selection of after school activities as well.