Teaching &

Educational Programme


Educational Programme

Through our educational programme and teaching methods, we aim to cultivate creative, principled, and internationally-minded young people who possess a breadth of knowledge, skills and understanding in preparation for today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Our aim is to develop innovative learners who value personal, collaborative and intellectual challenge. An emphasis on academic achievement is balanced by our concern to develop our students’ physical, emotional and social needs, preparing them to be positive, caring and resilient young people.

Our academic curricula from Pre-Nursery through to the IB Diploma, together with the Brazilian Curriculum, have been chosen to provide a relevant and challenging educational experience. Historically, TBS has maintained an essentially British ethos, with appropriate international and Brazilian elements to our programmes.

Summary of our Curricula

Ages of Students

TBS Classes

Curricular Programme

2 to 5 years


IEYC International Early Years & Brazilian Curriculum

5 to 7 years
7 to 9 years
9 to 11 years

Years 1 and 2
Years 3 and 4
Years 5 and 6

International Primary Curriculum (IPC) & Brazilian Curriculum
Milepost 1
Milepost 2
Milepost 3

11 to 14 years

Years 7 to 9

UK International Curriculum
Key Stage 3 (Middle Years) & Brazilian Curriculum

14 to 16 years

Years 10 and 11

Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE & Brazilian Curriculum

16 to 18 years

Years 12 and 13

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma & Brazilian Curriculum

Academic Standards

Academic standards at TBS are very high, with students achieving impressive results in both the IGCSE and IB Diploma examinations, as well as in the Brazilian Curriculum and local University Entrance Exams (ENEM/Vestibular). Students attain a high level of bilingualism in English and Portuguese and are very successful with placements in prestigious universities and colleges in the UK, North America, Brazil or elsewhere in the world.

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