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High Quality American Program

Early Education, Elementary, Middle, and High School

Tip Toe Discovery is a bilingual K-12 school teaching in English and Portuguese. We are located in Alphaville, a thriving residential and business community on the outskirts of the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

We pride ourselves in offering the Montessori Method as one of the cornerstones of our educational philosophy. Combined with our beautiful open school grounds we offer the perfect setting to enable your child to grow and reach their full potential.

Founded over twenty years ago, we have created a truly unique environment. Our alumni have gone on to continue their pursuit of higher education in the United States of America, Brazil, and around the world.


The 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.

If education is protection to life, you will realize that it is necessary that education accompany life during its whole course.
— Maria Montessori

Will the students speak English full-time?

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.

Does the tuition already include food?

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.

Is the courseware already included in the price of the tuition?

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.

Do younger students have time to play?

Preschool students have recreation throughout the day as a means to develop their gross motor coordination. We believe that symbolic play is of upmost importance at this age. First and second years study halls are located 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.

What is the level of training of the teachers?

All teachers are graduated and speak English. Teachers until the fifth year are graduated in pedagogy.

Are high school students prepared for the Brazilian University Entrance Exam (Vestibular)?

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.


100%

American curriculum and calendar

 

92%

approval rating of students on the renowned Cambridge Test

 

21

years educating children in Alphaville


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.


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Preschool

The mission of our 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 North American curriculum with a strong academic orientation, and a nurturing family atmosphere, considering the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth of each student. Both half day and full day programs are available.

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Elementary

Our Elementary classes are taught in a dedicated building from 8:15am to 3:30pm. We use a student-centered approach to teaching 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. We are a value-centered international school with emphasis on the North American culture and academic style.

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Middle & High School

Our Middle & High School classes are taught in a dedicated building from 8:15am to 3:30pm. We use a student-centered approach to teaching 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. We are a value-centered international school with emphasis on the North American culture and academic style.

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After School

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.

Interested in scheduling a visit or simply want to get in touch? Fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you regarding your enquiry.

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+55 (11) 4154-1875

contact@tiptoediscovery.com.br

Address:
Estrada de Ipanema, 300 - Vila Velha
Santana de Parnaíba - SP, 06532-145
Brazil