High Quality American Program
Early Education, Elementary, Middle and High School
Montessori Method for Early Education
Our vision is to ensure that our students grow into respectful and highly regarded human beings. We hope to foster self-confident and courteous individuals who will make important contributions to our world. We use a methodology that encourages students to be receptive to new ideas, expanding their creativity, and eagerness to learn. We aim for the development of a solid foundation that will enable our students to accomplish professional achievements.
The mission of Tip Toe Montessori Preschool is to expose students to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, and critical perspectives that will enable them to succeed in life. We offer our students a full, broad-based American curriculum with a strong academic orientation, and a nurturing family atmosphere, considering the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of each student.
and High School
Discovery believes that parents, teachers, and staff members form a united community, enabling students to grow to their full potential. We use a student-centered approach to teach according to an experience-based interdisciplinary curriculum. Our student/staff ratio allows us to meet each student’s needs while respecting their unique background and learning style. Discovery is a value-centered international school with emphasis on the North American culture and academic style.
After School Club
Tip Toe Discovery offers a variety of extracurricular programs during the course of the year. Some of the options that are offered are: Montessori Activities, Drawing, Sports, Board Games, Cooking, and Science Lab Experiments. The options may change each semester, depending upon the interest of the students.
The truly American School in Alphaville
Educating children in Alphaville
Approval rate of our students
American curriculum and calendar.
High standards and expectations for all students
Tip Toe Discovery has always provided an international education to all students, with a full, broad based curriculum, with strong academic orientation, and surrounded by a nurturing family atmosphere. We are pleased to announce our partners will contribute to achieving the excellence we look for in all areas.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, all classes are taught in English, including music, computer and physical education, except for Portuguese and BSS (Brazilian Social Studies) which are taught in Portuguese.
Yes, breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee are already included in the tuition. All meals are provided by the school and there is no need to bring snacks from home.
There is an annual fee for school supplies, however, this purchase is carried out by the school. The child only needs to bring a backpack with hygiene belongings.
Yes, the first and second years are already close to the playground to provide children with more free time. The classes last about 45 minutes and, if teachers finish the content in advance, the students play in the remainder of the time until the beginning of the next class.
All teachers are graduated and speak English. Teachers until the fifth year are graduated in pedagogy.
No, however, we believe that many things can be taught through the correct games. All activities are aimed at learning, from exercises using books and notebooks, to more playful games. At Tip Toe Discovery, games help the children´s education process.
Yes, our teachers have years of experience in Brazilian schools and extensive knowledge of the Brazilian university entrance exams. All teachers are instructed to use several preparatory exercises for these exams in the classroom. In addition, students have the option of remaining three extra hours in school during the week to obtain the Duo Diploma, an American and Brazilian diploma, at the end of high school.
We hope that our instruction of children will develop a solid foundation for their professional achievements.
92% passing rate on the PET, KET, and CAE exams at Cambridge University
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Tip Toe Discovery students achieved a 92% passing rate on the PET, KET, and CAE exams at Cambridge University.
So proud of our students!
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