2004 – 2005

2004 – 2005

October 2004 to January 2005

Staff development training and orientations,marked the first step in continuous development, which is one of the pillars that sustains the pedagogical approach at Esfera.


First students in classes ranging from Preschool to the 3rd grade of Elementary School. The school successfully implemented a gradual expansion plan adding grades over time until completing Middle School.


Hosted the first Esfera International Seminar. The 7th edition happened in 2019.


The school is associatedwith the network PEA-UNESCO with a commitment to work towards the development of a culture of peace, intercultural awareness, human rights among other themes and goals of the global institution.


Esfera’s first class completed 9th grade of Middle School students in 2011 and acquired an IB International Certificate for Preschool and Elementary School levels – PYP (Primary Years Programme).


Grupo SEB, acquired Esfera Escola International, with a commitment to maintain the school’s standard of excellence.


Obtained the MYP Certificate (Middle Years Programme) for the Middle School


Launch of Sphere International School franchise


Daisy Gava joins school staff as principal


New Building Av. Jorge Zarur, 650


By definition Esfera comes from the Latin sphaera, meaning circle.

Other definitions of Esfera include “any perfectly round body”, “globe”, “a representation of earth”, or “earth” itself.

Our Esfera, in essence, turns on its axis, moving to bring people together, to promote integration of people by means of an education with broad references. Esfera reflects a belief in each individual making a difference in the world through actions based on humanity, cooperation and principles.

In this spirit, the name Esfera was chosen. The school’s logo reinforces these principles and when we imagine the circular movements of our school, we think of the multiplication of positive actions in the world and the integration of all people who make up our Esfera. At Esfera we hope to grow in our essence and to nurture our inner beings.



Esfera aims at contributing to the development of critical and knowledgeable learners, who are able to use their diverse languages to interact with others collaboratively and with mobility to navigate national and international contexts. To this end, we offer quality bilingual education, with academic rigor and a focus on the development of intercultural understanding, enabling continuous advances in the ability to create solutions for different everyday situations and for the benefit of all.


Learn to learn:
Life-long learning towards intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.

Ethics, respect and honesty in relationships.

Collaboration, solidarity and team work.


Brazilian National Common Curricular Base (BNCC)

Esfera Pedagogical Project

International Baccalaureate (IB – PYP; IB – MYP)



By the end of Middle School, the students should be able to:


International Certification recognized for high academic standards and the development of international mindedness.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation that offers four programs for students aged 4 to 19. Focused on the students, the programs aim at developing the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a globalizing world.

Esfera Escola Internacional is authorized by the IB to offer the Primary Years Programme – PYP, for students aged 3 to 11, from Preschool to Elementary School up to Grade 5 and the MYP Programme – MYP for Middle School up to Grade 9.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

Themes with local and global relevance broaden the students’ references and perspectives, as an important part of the differentiated program offered by the school.

Certified as a UNESCO Associated School since 2008, Esfera Escola Internacional is committed to foster the mission, the goals and the themes established by the United Nations. To be a UNESCO associated School means to enhance education for the culture of peace, freedom and equality, under the main themes of study: World Concerns and the United Nations system, Human Rights and Democracy, Intercultural Learning, and Environmental Issues. The work is developed through projects integrated to the curriculum and/or to the Units of Inquiry (IB) in all grade levels.

Internationally recognized English Language Certification, starting in Year 3 of Elementary School.

Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera – Instituto Cervantes

Internationally recognized Spanish Language Certification at the conclusion of Year 9.


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