About us

Proud of our traditions, preparing for their future

Welcome to St. Paul’s; a world class school in Brazil and the first South American School to be recognised by the UK government as a British School Overseas.

St. Paul’s was founded in 1926 and was the first British school in São Paulo. The school is a not-for-profit foundation and is fully coeducational, with approximately 1,000 pupils, aged from 3 to 18. It is a school with history and tradition, but which embraces innovation, contemporary values and technological developments.  We prepare our pupils within a bilingual and bicultural Anglo Brazilian community for a global future.  We offer a broad and balanced, rigorous curriculum, where the individual pupil is at the heart of the teaching and learning.  It is our aim to discover the passion and talents of every pupil, and create the right environment to develop these.  Pupils leave us confident, assured and well prepared for an exciting life, and a multitude of opportunities.We are proud of our local, national and international reputation and we constantly strive to improve the opportunities for our pupils and staff.

Constantly seeking to improve our facilities, we have undertaken an almost continuous programme of building works over the past 20 years as it has gradually grown; this includes extensive refurbishment and extension of the original school building, the creation of a sixth form centre and library and in August 2014 we opened our multimillion real underground state of the art sports centre.  In February 2016 we inaugurated our new academic centre, which houses a learning resources suite, music and arts centre, music recording facilities, and 10 modern science laboratories.  This exceptional facility places teaching and learning at the heart of the school.  

In addition to providing an outstanding working environment, St. Paul’s School is an excellent employer offering a competitive package of remuneration and benefits. We strongly believe in the training and development of our staff. Our induction programme aims to help new teachers settle into their roles as well as working life in São Paulo. This includes our “guardian angel” programme which pairs new expats with more experienced teachers, helping new joiners settle into life in Brazil. A recent survey showed that all staff, both local and expats, love working at St. Paul’s, and this contributes to a positive and uplifting working environment for everyone.

Vacancies we seek to fill with expatriate staff are normally advertised in the Times Educational Supplement www.tesjobs.co.uk. We normally advertise in November and December for appointments the following August.

Those teachers already resident in São Paulo are invited to submit their application for consideration for positions advertised during the course of the academic year, these are published below.  We are always interested in meeting native English speaking professionals (or of near native fluency), with a solid academic background, who are seeking a career opportunity in an institution of the size and culture of St. Paul's School. 

St. Paul’s is committed to the safeguarding and the promoting of welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. Successful applicants will be expected to undertake the necessary checks with previous employers, relevant Police authorities and, where applicable, the DBS in the UK. 

 More details about the school can be found at www.stpauls.br.

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