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International School of Curitiba

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Phone  +55 41 3525-7400
Address  Av. Dr. Eugênio Bertolli, 3900 - Santa Felicidade, Curitiba - PR, 82410-530, Brazil

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The International School of Curitiba (ISC), founded in 1959, is located in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. ISC is a co-educational college preparatory school that enrolls students from pre-kinder through 12th grade. ISC is the only international school in the state of Paraná that offers American, Brazilian and IB diplomas. ISC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in the United States, the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) headquartered in Switzerland.


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Students at ISC represent around 22 nationalities. ISC has a ratio of about 40% international and 60% Brazilian in its student body.

The school's mascot is the Wildcat.

ISC facilities

The Santa Felicidade campus includes an Early Childhood Center (ECC), and elementary and a secondary school through to grade 12. As well as classrooms, the campus is equipped with science and computer labs, a cafeteria, a library/media center, a track, a soccer field, and gymnasium.

ISC's Early Childhood Center (ECC) teaches toddler, nursery, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten classes. It used to be housed at the Vila Schaffer campus.Vila Schaffer is a historical landmark and the original school location which ISC leased from the city of Curitiba in 1974. In November 2010, the ECC was transferred to a new building on the Santa Felicidade Campus.

ISC faculty

ISC faculty have a minimum of a bachelor's degree or equivalent, many have advanced degrees. The faculty consist of a mix of overseas and locally hired faculty including teachers from the United States, Brazil, Australia and Canada, most are native English speakers.

Early Childhood Center

This is for Pre-Toddler, Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten - Ages 1 to 5 The Early Childhood Center has small classes. The ECC program focuses on early stages of learning in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, music, health. Early learning in technology is included in instructional activities. Portuguese is also introduced at the kindergarten level.

Middle School - Grades 6 through 8

The middle school core academic program includes instruction in English, reading and social studies. To support the transition from elementary to high school, middle school students have one teacher for these core classes.

Middle school students also continue instruction in music, art, physical education, and Brazilian history and geography. Depending on their language ability, students will be enrolled in Portuguese or Portuguese as a second language (PSL), and English or English as a second language (ESL) classes.

High School - Grades 9 through 12

ISC provides a four-year, college preparatory program for its students. Typically 100% of its graduates enter four-year colleges and universities either abroad or within Brazil to pursue a wide variety of professional studies. ISC offers high school students three diploma options. All graduating students complete requirements for American and Brazilian diplomas. Students also have the option of completing requirements for the International Baccalaureate (IB). The IB program is a demanding pre-university course of study designed for highly motivated students in grades 11 and 12. Upon entering university, students scoring well on the IB examinations may receive university credit for these courses.

Graduation requirements

Students must earn 24 credits to graduate. Generally, credits are earned at a rate of 0.5 credits per course per semester. All ISC 11th and 12th grade students are required to complete 150 CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) hours for graduation. Students have a choice of activities in which they can participate, to fulfill their CAS requirements.

All ISC students are required to write a research-based extended essay as part of their graduation requirements.

Native Language Program

The ISC Native Language Program is a mandatory program which provides non-Brazilian students in grades 1 to 10 with instructional time to study their native language.

Extracurricular Program

Extracurricular activities are available in athletics, music, drama, art, service and academic clubs.

ISC is equipped with a state of the art Arena. There is a dance room, climbing wall, work out area and meeting rooms. Unfortunately, there is no pool.


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