Graded School, Sao Paulo Hot

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Graded School is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian, nonprofit day school from Pre-Primary to Grade 12. The school follows an American curriculum with instruction in English. Graded School was founded in 1920 by the American Chamber of Commerce. Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence, and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world. The Lower School consists of the Montessori Preprimary program (three years old through Kindergarten) and the Elementary (grades 1 -5). The Middle School runs from grades 6 to 8. The High School program prepares students for admission to competitive universities and all graduates receive an American High School diploma. Students also have the opportunity to earn the International Baccalaureate and Brazilian High School diplomas.
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Av. Pres. Giovanni Gronchi 4710
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2.8  (2)
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2.0  (2)
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2.5  (2)
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
5.0
Quality of School Leadership 
 
4.0
School Facilities 
 
3.5
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
4.5
General Happiness of Students 
 
5.0
Sense of Community Within School 
 
4.5
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
4.0
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
5.0
Student Behaviour 
 
4.0
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Guest November 20, 2013

Graded School Sao Paulo

About Me
Teacher
I am a....
Expatriate teacher
I work in....
Secondary
How many years have you worked at this school?
3
Approximate monthly salary
BRL $8000
Years of experience and responsibilities as a reference for the monthly salary
12 with Masters
Other benefits included in the package
  • Accommodation
  • Education for your children
  • Flights to home base
  • Medical insurance
  • Pension contribution
Salary relative to cost of living in the area
Medium
Are you paid on time?
Always
Payscale transparency
Excellent
Competency of management
Good
Workload
Very high
Pressure to get high exam grades (if applicable)
High
Professional development opportunities
Satisfactory
Career progression opportunities
Good
Parental Support
Good
Special needs support
Good
EFL support
Good
Overall job satisfaction
Quite satisfied
As a teacher, what are the major plus points for working here?
The students for the most part are great to work with. Your will work with intelligent, dedicated colleagues. The technology in the classrooms is good. The school has some nice perks like a doctor on staff one day a week and a grocery card you can use at the local supermarkets. Brazilians are wonderful people. While Sao Paulo is no place special, Brazil is an amazing county with incredible travel opportunities, and some beaches that are unbelievable.
What areas do you feel are in need of development?
The school is older, but there is currently a project in placed to update facilities. Curriculum seems to constantly be in the process of being updated.
What advice would you give to other teachers considering working at this school?
Your experience will vary depending on what division you work in, as the management styles of admin in each are very different.
Brazil is VERY expensive. You are well compensated by the school, but this is in local currency. Depending on the exchange rate, what you save in your home currency can fluctuate.
Brazil can get very hot and very cold. The school and the building you will live in do not have heating or air conditioning.
The school is very North American in curriculum and staff. There are a lot of Americans and Canadians who work there, with a few other nationalities.
The students are about 40% Brazilian, but you will hear a lot of Portuguese spoken in the hallways and in your classes. It is very helpful to know the language.
The school expects a lot of its employees. If you come here, you should expect to work hard.
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Quality of School Leadership 
 
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School Facilities 
 
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Computer and ICT Provision 
 
0.5
General Happiness of Students 
 
0.5
Sense of Community Within School 
 
0.5
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
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Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
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Student Behaviour 
 
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Involvement in Wider Community 
 
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Reviewed by Guest January 12, 2015

Bad

About Me
Parent
I am an.....
Local
How many years did you have a child/children at this school?
5
Location
Highly inconvenient
School transportation
Poor
Communication between management and parents
Awful
Approachability of staff
Awful
Opportunities for parental involvement in school
Awful
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