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Parent's Review of The British College of Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Oct 09, 2017

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

The British College of Brazil

In what town or city is this school located?

Sao Paulo

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

British International

What grade levels are represented at this school?

Pre Nursery - Year 13

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Bus

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

Very good facilities. Wide selection of enrichment activities, such as Capoeira, Football, Sailing, Fencing, etc.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

My children were vey well received by everyone. They joined the English as a Second Language Programe in order to improve the language and were able to adapt easily.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

Parents are always welcomed into the school and are able to get involved in many of the activities that are offered throughout the year, There is an Events and Fundraising Group who do an excellent job raising funds for charity.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

I couldn't have found a better school for my children. They are happy and their academic and social development is notorious.

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