About us

A bilingual educational institution, international and multicultural, non-profit making, without religious or political affiliation. We are recognized by and receive help from the Swiss Canton of Aargau, the Swiss Government and the Secretary of Education for the State of Paraná.

At present we have approximately 756 students, including Brazilians, Swiss, German and 14 other nationalities, from Infant Education up to High School.

The teaching staff is made up of Brazilian and Swiss nationalities. Lessons are taught in Portuguese and German, and the curriculum also includes English and French.

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.

Mission

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.

  • in which it is possible for the teaching staff to carry out a high-quality teaching through its professional activities, which enable all students, according to their potential, to achieve the greatest possible learning success,
  • in which the parents, primarily in their role as educators at home, constructively accompany and support the teachers in their pedagogical work for the benefit of their students,
  • for which the administrative and technical staff of the school provides a financial, structural, organizational and personnel-organizational infrastructure aimed at sustainability and professionalism,
  • in which the school management team always balances the legitimate claims of all the participants in the school community for the benefit of the student’s success
  • and in which the students accept, with trust and curiosity, the vision of the school as a goal of their efforts, and always tackle the challenges of learning with courage.

Vision

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.

Values

We have the courage to act with:

  • TRUST and RESPECT
  • HONESTY and SINCERITY
  • EMPATHY and COLLABORATIVE REFLECTION
  • RESPONSIBILITY and SUSTAINABILITY
  • AWARENESS and CONSEQUENCE

HISTORY

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.

1979
Constituent Assembly of the “Associação Escola Suíço-Brasileira”
1980
The school opens its gates
1983
Recognition by the Swiss Government / Move to rented premises in Água Verde
1993
The school year starts at the new premises in Pinhais
1995
Inauguration of Infant Education
1999
Construction of new building for High School / Member of the International Baccalaureate-IB
2000
Inauguration of the Chalet for Nursery School (for children aged 3-4) / Integration of Swiss School Curitiba with the “Associação Escola Suíço-Brasileira de São Paulo”
2001
First International Baccalaureate Diplomas awarded
2002
Inauguration of the bilingual Library
2005
25th anniversary of the school
2007
Construction of the second Chalet for Nursery School, new classrooms for Afternoon Supervision, Arts and Crafts and Maintenance / Renovation of the Dining Room / Inauguration of the new Sports Gymnasium
2009
Inauguration of the new classroom for Year 1
2010
Certification ISO 9001/2008
2011
Inauguration of 6 more High School classrooms
2012
Installation of the new playground for Infant Education / Introduction of Q2E (quality management system in schools)
2013
Implementation of the project “Schools on the move” with physical activities to stimulate development and learning
2014
The school becomes the first ICDL (International Computer Driving License) recognized test center in Brazil / Language courses for employees / Renovation of IT rooms, warehouse, supervision, psychology room and first aid post
2015
Implementation of Competence Assessment in addition to grades / Implementation access control system
2016
Inauguration of the Hermann-Straube-Square (covered area) / Inauguration of the Swiss woods / Inauguration of the Pestalozzi Garden (pergola next to the teachers’ room)
2017
Renovation of the secretary’s and accounting office / Inauguration of the study room “Salle Jean Piaget” / Introduction of French into the curriculum of the Year 6 / Installation of foam panels to improve acoustics in the Sports Gymnasium
2018
Creation of the Culture of Peace Project / Creation of the Sustainability Group / Creation of GIN (Global Issues Network) and Ted-Ed / Creation of the Parents and School Organization
2019
First ex-students meeting / New building inauguration
2020
Commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Swiss School of Curitiba / Emergency Remote Education Begins Due to Pandemic
2021
Return of the face-to-face classes with the Hybrid Teaching System

SPONSORING INSTITUTION

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.

Read more: www.aesb.com.br

INFRASTRUCTURE

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.

CAMPUS SÃO PAULO

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.

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Swiss Schools abroad

Swiss schools and education projects abroad aim to promote Switzerland’s cultural and economic presence abroad, facilitate access to schools and vocational training abroad and/or in Switzerland and strengthen the relationship with the motherland. Swiss schools and educational projects abroad receive financial support from Switzerland, provided they meet the requirements of the Federal Act of 9 October 1987 on Promoting the Education of Swiss Youth Abroad (Swiss Education Abroad Act).

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