FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Families begin the application process by completing a pre-application to create an account in our system. You will then log into our admissions portal where you can complete your application and upload the required documents. If you are unable to apply online, please call the admissions office +55 11 3747-4800 ext. 500 for further instructions.The application fee may be paid online through PayPal in Brazilian Reais or US dollars.
Applicants for K3 must turn three years old by September 30th.
1. The school offers a number of Open House days during the year. You can sign up here.
2. The admissions office accepts appointments for small group tours, organized by grades of interest. These happen on most Monday and Friday mornings. More information is available on the visit page of the website.
Please note that appointments during school holidays are limited.
3. If you are visiting São Paulo on a “look and see” please click here to make an appointment.
Our teachers come from a wide range of schools in the U.S. and around the world. They represent 14 different nationalities. Approximately 55% hold U.S. citizenship, and the average tenure is nine years.
School begins at 8:10 am and ends at 3:10 pm.
Students in K3 & K4 finish every day at 12:00 pm.
Professional Development happen every Wednesday, therefore students are dismissed at 2:30 pm.Broadly speaking, we follow an American vacation schedule.
The average time a student attends Graded is between three and five years. Some students attend only for a semester, and others are at Graded for 15 years (affectionately referred to as lifers).
Approximately 20% of our students leave at the end of each school year, and at the start of school each August, we welcome approximately 250 new students.
Because we welcome hundreds of new families every year, the administration, faculty, parents and students at Graded put a great deal of time, planning and thought into the ways we can help families to become a part of our community.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) holds sessions that allow new families to meet each other and to connect with current Graded families; these sessions also introduce families to São Paulo life and explain how parents can become involved at school. Our guidance counselors and teachers prepare transition activities and events for new students and create opportunities for new and returning students to talk about their initial experiences at the School, from their anxieties and expectations to the things that surprised them.
Alta de Boa Vista / Chácara Flora
Moema / Vila Nova Conceição
We provide busing to all these areas. We have families living in other areas of São Paulo as well; if you are interested in residing in a particular area and would like to know if we bus there, please contact the admissions office.