THE BEST BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN AN INTERNATIONAL CURRICULUM

Focused on preschool and elementary school education through an international bilingual pedagogy and recognized quality, Red House International School origins dates back more than 50 years, when its founders were pioneers in English language tuition for children.

Today Red House’s mission is to provide an international education from early childhood, teaching children how to act and transform the world in a positive, creative, ethical and humane way.

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AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL WITH A BRAZILIAN IDENTITY

As an IB World School in Sao Paulo, meaning authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization, the Red House fosters the development of internationally minded students, aware of their responsibility to the planet, helping to create a better world for the next generations.

Red House students learn to respect differences and to live with other cultures from an early age. They become kids ingrained with their own cherished background, prepared to act globally and encouraged to make informed decisions from early childhood.

Our curriculum is combined and taught in both English and Portuguese, and we consider both languages means to students´ identity building.

However, we do not compromise on our local culture and, for this reason, the national Brazilian curriculum and content are incorporated in our school program, so that later in life our students can go to national or international schools and universities.

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Our Goal

Ensure that: (i) curiosity, anthusiasm, and interest in knowledge are motivated in every Red House student; (ii) they have integrity and tolerance in the face of the new and the old —  demonstrating wisdom, empathy and respect for others; (iii) they are naturally committed and accountable for their own self-improvement process — with the full support of our institution; (iv) And last but not least, they apply their own intelligence in the face of challenges.

Furthermore, we aim to ensure that they acquire fluency in Portuguese, English and other languages so that, empowered by the gift of communication proficiency, they can give their best to the community and the planet.

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Our Mission

To offer an international education that enables our students from early childhood to act and transform the world in a positive, humane and fair way – with special attention to values and principles, and time for constant reflection and learning.

Establish a global community comprised of families, educators and employees, ultimately valuing the collaborative process of individual and collective growth and development.

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MEET OUR BOARD

ADVISORY COUNCIL

PROF. MARCELLO MARCELINO
A Post-doctorate in Linguistics from New York University, PhD in Linguistics from UNICAMP, Master in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies, and B.A. in English Language and Literature from PUC-SP. He is currently an adjunct professor at UNIFESP in the Language department. Marcello developed the language development program for Red House International School in Sao Paulo and has worked as a professor at PUC-SP in the linguistics department for 15 years, where he also coordinated the extension course “Bilingualism: Theories Review and Data Analysis” by PUC-COGEAE. He is a researcher in the field of English Linguistics with a focus on L2 acquisition and Portuguese / English comparative syntax, bilingualism and linguistic development. He is the coordinator of the Research Group ‘Formal Investigations in Language and Cognition’ and a member of the Minimalism and the Grammar Theory Research Group, both run by CNPq.

MATTHIAS MEIER
A Swiss national, Matthias has a master’s degree in Pedagogy from the University of Zurich (Switzerland), an MBA in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo and a Specialization Coursework from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is fluent in German, English, Portuguese and French. He has 25 years of experience in education management and has been the principal of some of the most renowned international schools. Since his arrival in Brazil, he also acted as a consultant for the Strategic Planning and Organizational Management in the International Bilingual Education Area, in addition to running the visitor teams for the Authorization Visit in Latin America of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). (IBDP).

PROF. DR. MOYSES LAM
Prof Lam is a pediatric psychiatrist from the The Universidade de Sao Paulo Medical School, a TEFL teacher for college prep schools for more than 40 years and founder of Red Balloon, an English language school. In 1972, he conducted a study in Israel on gifted children. He created one of the first traveling camps of Brazil in 1976.

PROF. RAQUEL JELEN LAM
The founder of the Red Balloon English language school in 1969, an English teacher and a key influencer for an entire generation of teachers. She is passionate about the art of educating.

MICHEL LAM
He acquired his undergraduate and master degrees in Business Administration at Insper and has been working in education since 1994. He ran the Red Balloon English Language School Network expansion and later held the school´s CEO position.

PEDAGOGICAL COMMITTEE

PROF. DENISE SALLES CUNHA LAM
Denise is a teacher graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, she has over 20 years’ experience in the classroom, coordination and management. An expert on inclusion of children with special needs in school environment from ELS in Florida.

PROF. DR. MARCELLO MARCELINO
A Post-doctorate in Linguistics from New York University, PhD in Linguistics from UNICAMP, Master in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies, and B.A. in English Language and Literature from PUC-SP. He is currently an adjunct professor at UNIFESP in the Language department. Marcello developed the language development program for Red House International School in Sao Paulo and has worked as a professor at PUC-SP in the linguistics department for 15 years, where he also coordinated the extension course “Bilingualism: Theories Review and Data Analysis” by PUC-COGEAE. He is a researcher in the field of English Linguistics with a focus on L2 acquisition and Portuguese / English comparative syntax, bilingualism and linguistic development. He is the coordinator of the Research Group ‘Formal Investigations in Language and Cognition’ and a member of the Minimalism and the Grammar Theory Research Group, both run by CNPq.

PROF. RAQUEL JELEN LAM
The founder of the Red Balloon English language school in 1969, an English teacher and a key influencer for an entire generation of teachers. She is passionate about the art of educating.

PROF. FLAVIA HOEXTER
Flavia is a teacher with a degree in Pedagogy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, and a specialist in early childhood education. She is currently the Coordinator of early childhood education at our Higienópolis site

MILENE MOTTA
Graduated in Pedagogy & Psychology, Milene Motta also has a postgraduate degree in School Management. She has been working in the field of education for 10 years. She is currently coordinating Toddler and K3 classes at Red House International School.

PAOLA BONFANTI
Of Italian nationality, she has a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from Universitá degli Studi di Bergamo and has worked at renowned schools in Brazil and internationally. She also holds a master’s degree in International Teaching from Framingham State University and has completed programs at Harvard University and the University of Minnesota.

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