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This is St. Paul's School, the British School of São Paulo

Welcome to St. Paul's

Achieving the best in yourself

Six St Paul's pupils in a expedition outside school
Holistic education

We challenge our young people to engage themselves within the classroom and beyond, and, through their adventures, to learn as much as they can about themselves and the world about them

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A kind community

As members of a strong community, Pauleans are equipped with everything they need to be global citizens who can make a tangible difference

Welcome to St. Paul's


We are the British school of São Paulo. At St. Paul’s we always strive to be the best we can be. We have the courage of our convictions, essential values, and the freedom to imagine and create. This is achieved through our high-quality British and Brazilian holistic education which drives the personal and academic development of pupils, within a caring, inclusive and united community.  

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Early Years

In the Pre-Prep School, pupils create strong and lasting foundations for later life.  

St.Paul's pupils in Science lesson

St.Paul's pupils in Science lesson

Prep School

Prep School teaching and learning combines the Brazilian curriculum with the National Curriculum of England.

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Senior School

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum in the Senior School; we teach skills, knowledge, concepts and attitudes in all curriculum areas.

Senior School pupils going down the stairs together


Explore our application process and apply for a place today.

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Old Pauleans

If you are a former pupil, find out how to reconnect with old classmates as well as using the trusted St. Paul's environment to expand your professional network.

Old Pauleans for the Old Paulean Day 2022.

University & Careers

Pupils in the Senior School, and especially in the Sixth Form, take part in a full programme of activities to prepare them for applications to universities and for life beyond St. Paul’s.

Senior School girls sit together at the school field

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ISI Report 6

[The curriculum] is particularly effective in developing pupils understanding and use of spoken and written English in a setting where almost all pupils speak English as an additional language.


ISI Report 2023

ISI Report 5

The school actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.


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ISI Report 4

The curriculum enables all pupils to learn and make progress, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in both Brazilian and British society and for the next stage of their education.


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ISI Report 3

(St. Paul's School) empowers pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence, to distinguish right from wrong and to accept responsibility for their behaviour.


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ISI Report 2

Premises are maintained to an exceptionally high standard, providing an environment that is vibrant, welcoming and conducive to learning.


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ISI Report 1

The school provides an extremely wide range of extra-curricular activities designed to provide opportunities for pupils to acquire additional skills.


ISI Report 2023

The Paulean

School's blog

The Paulean is our school's blog and it aims to celebrate the amazing teaching and learning we have in our school. Happy reading!