FAQs

What is the difference between an international school and a bilingual school?

One of the main differences between an international school and a bilingual school is the level of immersion in a foreign language. The Brazilian bilingual schools are focused on the Brazilian curriculum and, although students are in contact with the foreign language through extracurricular activities, they have Portuguese as the language of instruction. At ISC, we have native English speaker teachers interacting with students in a multicultural environment. In addition, Portuguese, Brazilian History and Brazilian Geography are part of our curriculum, as required by the Secretaria de Estado da Educação do Paraná.

MY CHILD DOESN’T SPEAK ENGLISH, CAN HE/SHE BE ENROLLED AT ISC?

Yes. English fluency is not a mandatory prerequisite to enroll your child. ISC has developed a program that offers English support to each student, regardless of his nationality or language level.

I’M NOT FLUENT IN ENGLISH, HOW CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH THE SCHOOL?

The school-parent communication happens via e-mails, online platforms, parent-teacher meetings and events. Our doors are always open for you to speak with our Principals or our Head of School as well. School-wide communications are made in English and Portuguese. If necessary, we offer support in other languages.

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL CALENDAR?

Our school year begins in August and finishes in June. School vacations are balanced between June/July and December/January.

We respect all national holidays and celebrate the most important Brazilian civic and popular events.

WHEN CAN I ENROLL MY CHILD AT ISC?

We offer two main enrollment times to join ISC (at the beginning of each semester), however, we enroll students anytime throughout the year.

We recommend you check our class availability at least six months prior to enrollment.

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HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE TO START STUDYING AT ISC?

We enroll students whom have reached the age of 2 years by August 31st in Toddler.

WHAT IS THE ACCREDITATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CURITIBA?

We are accredited by Secretaria de Estado da Educação do Paraná and AdvancED (SACS CASI). We are also an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) member.

The ISC learning experience is characterized by the combination of these three credentials.

WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?

Early Childhood Center
Begins at 8:15am
Finishes at 3:20pm
After-School activities: from 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Elementary School and High School
Begins at 8:05am
Finishes at 3:30pm
After-school activities: from 3:45pm to 4:45pm

WHAT IS AVAILABLE ON THE LUNCH MENU?

ISC lunch is prepared by RISA School, a company which develops healthy and balanced menus providing our students all the nutrients they need for their everyday activities. Our daily menu includes a salad bar, brown and white rice, beans, two types of meat, pasta or potato, steamed vegetables, soup, fruit, and two choices of fresh juice.

Feel welcome to come to school on occasion and have lunch with your child(ren).*

*Visitor lunch tickets may be purchased at the restaurant.