About Us – Sphere | International School

About Us

About Us

A model for Brazilian, bilingual and international schools, in other words, a world of opportunities.

Sphere International School is a franchise of international schools created with a unique pedagogy of excellence, committed to bringing a world of opportunities to students and to all who are interested in investing in education.  Our model was structured on 15 successful years of experience of Esfera Escola Internacional, generating the essential know-how that allows for the expansion that will make it possible to fulfill the demand for such schools.

OUR MISSION

Structured to expand the concept of a Brazilian bilingual school, the franchise offers a path to guarantee the implementation and operation of franchise units, integrated through the commitment to create a new standard of quality in education.

OUR VISION

To be the reference of excellence and management model to leaders in the Brazilian international education.

OUR VALUES

– Excellence and Innovation.

Promoting research and continuing education.

– Commitment.

Commitment to Results.

– Humanization.

Ethical, respectful and transparent interpersonal relationships.

– Collectivity.

Collaboration, solidarity, teamwork, and responsibility.

OUR HISTORY

Sphere International School is a network of Brazilian international schools developed in 2018 based on the experience of its reference school, Esfera Escola Internacional in the city of São José dos Campos, São Paulo. Founded in 2004 with a unique pedagogical project and strong commitment to teacher training, Esfera Escola Internacional established its position as reference in quality education.  It is currently associated with the UNESCO network of Schools and is internationally certified by IB (International Baccalaureate). In 2015, Esfera was acquired by SEB group, which established Esfera as a reference of excellence and announced, in 2017, the project to expand the model to the most influential Brazilian cities, bringing it to a larger number of children, youth and their families this singular education model of Brazilian, bilingual and international school, developed by a Brazilian school. Thus, it created the group SPHERE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.

Timeline

2004
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2007
2008
2009
2011
2015
2017
2018
2019
2021

2004

October 2004 to January 2005 – Launch of the teacher development program, the first phase of the continuous development program, one of the pillars that supports Esfera’s pedagogical proposal.

2004 - 2005

2005

January – First students admitted to classes to Early Childhood through Year 3 of Elementary School. Following its development plan, Esfera gradually launched classes for all grades of Elementary and Middle School.

2005

2007

Esfera organizes the 1st Esfera International Seminar.

2007

2008

The school joins PEA-UNESCO network with the commitment of working for the development of the culture of peace, intellectual conscience, human rights, and all additional themes and global objectives of the institution.

2008

2009

Year 7 students participated in their first international exchange trip.

2009

2011

Graduation of the first class of 9th grade of middle school at Esfera in 2011. Esfera achieved International certification IB (International Baccaulareate) for Early Childhood and elementary School – PYP (Primary Years Programme).

2011

2015

Esfera is acquired by the SEB Group, which has since ensured its commitment to maintaining the school’s standard of excellence.

2015

2017

Esfera obtained the MYP (Middle Years Programme) certification for middle school.

2017

2018

Esfera obtained the MYP (Middle Years Programme) certification for middle school.

2018

2019

Esfera organizes the 7th Sphere International Seminar and participates in the IB Global Conference.

IB Global Conference

 

2021

First Sphere schools open.

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