STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The School of Mary Immaculate, fondly known as Chapel School, is a Catholic, value-centered international school. We bring together students and staff from many countries and of many religions with respect for all. Our diverse student body thrives in the three-fold curriculum we offer: American, Brazilian and International Baccalaureate. Our curricular structure and pedagogical approach are especially geared to prepare learners for universities and life in the United States, in Brazil and the world beyond.
To achieve this, we have developed rigorous, multidimensional curricula and provide a variety of activities that support the intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of our students. Additionally, we invest heavily in professional development and support teachers and staff so they are able and confident in promoting learner success. We work collaboratively and foster an environment that is positive, always assuming good intentions.
Chapel believes that beyond striving for academic excellence, parents, administrators, teachers, students and staff should come together to reach out and enable others to grow to their full potential as well. We believe in a shared humanity and see each and every person as unique and valuable. Stakeholders are called upon to make a personal contribution to the building of a more just and peaceful world. We are committed to education that instills social responsibility, ethical behavior, and respect for all beliefs.
At Chapel School we take on the challenge to prepare young men and women, so they are both willing and able to make the difficult choices which can diminish social inequity and promote world peace. Concerned with moral leadership, we hold as our vital role, the development of knowledgeable, critical minds, which value humanity.