At present, the Swiss School of Curitiba has around 800 students, including Swiss, German, Brazilians and 14 other nationalities, from Kindergarten up to High School.
The teaching staff is mainly composed of Swiss and Brazilian teachers. Teaching is bilingual: Portuguese and German up to the end of secondary school, Portuguese and English at the high school level. The curriculum also includes French and Spanish. Italian is offered as an extracurricular course.
In addition to the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), which allows access to numerous international universities, students obtain the Certificate of Completion of High School and several diplomas and certificates of proficiency in languages.
Aware of the fact that the vision becomes reality only through the goal and solution-oriented action of all those involved in the school community, the stakeholders commit themselves to create an environment through their encouraging and challenging action as well as their proactive commitment.
The Swiss School of Curitiba is an international, cultural and ideally pluralistic and multilingual Swiss school in Brazil. It is a place of learning and life where students, thanks to their competences acquired at school, are enabled to live a successful, sustainable and meaningful life and contribute to the society for the benefit of others.
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The Association of Swiss Schools in Brazil was founded on the 10th of June 1979 by the companies BBC-Camargo-Correa, Statomat-Micafil, Siemens-Equitel, Servopa and Incepa, along with idealists such as the Murbach family. On the 3rd of March 1980 the school opened its gates with 12 students.
Already in 1983, the school changed its address to a rented property belonging to the Ukrainian Church in the Água Verde neighborhood because of insufficient space. After 10 years, on the 8th of March 1993, the year began with 216 students at the new premises in Pinhais, where the school remains to the present day. Since 1999 the school has been a member of the International Baccalaureate – IB.
The Association of Swiss Schools in Brazil, a non-profit organization, maintains the Swiss Schools of São Paulo and Curitiba. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors, elected by the General Assembly, with a 2-year term, whereby re-election is possible.
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Our School offers large classrooms, chemistry, physics and biology labs, a computer lab, a room for woodwork, an art room and a study room, the “Salle Jean Piaget”. It also offers a multimedia library, a sports gymnasium, a playground, some woodland, a dining room, a canteen and a first aid post.
In November 2019 the Swiss School of Curitiba inaugurated the new school building as part of its expansion project. The new building is located across the street from the old one, and they are connected by a walkway over the public road, ensuring everyone’s safety on a daily basis. This new structure has been holistically designed and provides new learning environments for high school students as a form of inspiration for comprehensive learning. The construction also includes the restaurant in an environment fully equipped to serve meals to all students and employees.
The library has resources in German, Portuguese, English and French, with a special area for young children.
The school has laboratories for Chemistry, Physics and Biology with optical microscopes as well as electrical, mechanical and magnetic equipment.
The IT laboratory, in addition to being used in regular lessons, is also available during the day, at specific times, so that students can develop their projects.
The Sports Gymnasium measures 1,200 square meters and is used for various physical, sporting and cultural activities. It was constructed with the help of the Aargau Canton and specially decorated with a ceramic panel created by the artist Jorge Cardoso Pagano, representing the union between Brazilian and world cultures.
Three dedicated rooms are used for music and arts and crafts. The Crafts room is appropriately equipped and attended by a specialized teacher.
‘Salle Jean Piaget’ is a multiple use room that provides a place for self-study, researches and group or individual work for our students. This is its main function. Furthermore, teachers can use the room with the students for other pedagogical activities, involving movement, etc. The place is also prepared for online conferences with students from other countries, giving them the possibility of a linguistic, pedagogical, social and cultural exchange.
The Swiss School São Paulo, founded in 1965, is also maintained by the Association of Swiss Schools in Brazil. Located at Rua Visconde Porto Seguro, São Paulo, the school currently has 750 students, from Infant Education to High School.
As well as the High School Certificate and language certificates, the students also obtain the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which allows access to many international universities.Visit the website
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