Admission Policy

In 2019, Beacon School will offer the Early Childhood Education, Elementary School and Middle School up to 8th grade. A new grade level is open each year - a gradual and consistent growth, which guarantees the same level of excellence that we have offered since we first opened our doors in 2010. Beacon school will be a Pre-K to Grade 12 school, and in 2023 our first class will be graduating from High School.

In the admission process, we seek to identify families and candidates who are aligned with our values ​​and are committed to contributing to the school community. We understand that the admission process is a mutual choice between school and family. Thus, with each step in the process between Beacon School and the families, the school becomes better acquainted with the candidate and the families become more familiar with the school, its mission and values, the team and the pedagogical program.

Our student body is made up of Brazilian and foreign students. Therefore, we receive applications for enrollment throughout the academic year, in grade levels with openings available.

The admission process is organized in four phases: 1) a visit to the school; 2) completing and submitting the Admissions Application Form and payment of the registration fee; 3) a meeting with the families; 4) an interview or an assessment of the candidates, when applicable.

A group visit to the school offers families the opportunity to discuss and clarify any doubts about the school curriculum, the facilities and the administration. After submitting the Application Form and paying the registration fee, families are invited to an individual or small group meeting, and the students, according to their age, are invited for an interview or an on-site assessment.

In the admission process, the school considers a set of criteria for each grade level, listed in the Admission 2018 and 2019 sections. We work to conduct this process in a thoughtful, careful and fair manner, seeking to recognize families and students whose profiles are in line with our values ​​and academic requirements. When admitting students, Beacon School carefully takes into account the balance of the students in each class and grade level with respect to age, gender, nationality and racial and cultural diversity.

The registration fee for 2019 should be paid after submitting the Application Form. This fee is non-refundable, even in the case of families choosing to withdraw from the process.

Beacon School reserves the right and autonomy to interpret this policy as best as it can on behalf of the student body and informs the result to families reserving the right not to disclose grades, scores or the final selection ranking.

By submitting the Application Form, the student's legal representative declares that he/she acknowledges and accepts the rules regarding the Beacon School admission process.

Further information about Student Admissions can be obtained from Márcia Turco, Admissions Coordinator: +55 11 3643-6901 or

Please find below a schedule of open visits to Beacon School in 2018. Families interested in arranging a visit should schedule the date of their visit with Márcia Turco, Admissions Coordinator, by phone +55 11 3643-6901 or e-mail:

Open Visits - 2018

Dates and Times

Student’s Birth Year Visiting Dates Time Place
2015 to 2017 February 28th

 April 4th

 May 2nd

 June 5th

 June 20th

 August 8th
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Berlioz Site
R. Berlioz, 245
2005 to 2014 March 6th
April 10th 

May 8th

June 12th 

June 26th 

August 14th
September 12th
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Beacon Campus
R. Mergenthaler, 1138

Beacon uses the calendar year as the basis for the cut-off dates at each grade level. The table below shows the age requirements (by birth year) for each grade level in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 academic years. In accordance with our school regulations and with your performance in the initial assessment, the candidate may be reclassified to the appropriate grade level for his/her phase of development.

Student’s Birth Year per Grade Level - Early Childhood Education

Group Academic Year 2018 Academic Year 2019 Academic Year 2020
G2 2016 2017 2018
G3 2015 2016 2017
G4 2014 2015 2016
G5 2013 2014 2015
G6 2012 2013 2014

Student’s Birth Year per Grade Level – Elementary School

Grade Level Academic Year 2018 Academic Year 2019 Academic Year 2020
Y1 2011 2012 2013
Y2 2010 2011 2012
Y3 2009 2010 2011
Y4 2008 2009 2010
Y5 2007 2008 2009

Student’s Birth Year per Grade Level – Middle School

Grade Level Academic Year 2018 Academic Year 2019 Academic Year 2020
Y6 2006 2007 2008
Y7 2005 2006 2007
Y8 2005 2006
Y9 2005