The Pre-School program provides:

  • The IEYC (International Early Years Curriculum) supports a holistic inquiry and play-based approach to learning, as well as supporting students’ social and emotional development;
  • Effective interpersonal relationships;
  • A safe and welcoming environment with each day beginning with Mindfulness;
  • A robust phonics’ program to develop reading and writing skills;
  • Physical Education, Body Awareness, Music, Arts, and Drama to help children develop their motor skills, creativity, imaginations, and self-esteem;
  • An introduction to Religion. This is an important part of our curriculum and is taught through music, stories, and games.

Pre-School Team

Ms. Andréa Lopes

Pre-School Principal

Ms. Renata Freitas

Pre-School Counselor 

Ms. Ingrid Aguiar

Pre-School Secretary

“OLM is a School where I feel inspired and determined to partner with the teaching staff and families to raise children with a joyful attitude toward lifelong learning”.

Ms. Andréa Lopes

Pre-School Principal

American Grade Level Brazilian Grade Level Age Group
Pre-Nursery Maternal I 2 years old to 2 years and 11 months
Nursery Maternal II 3 years old to 3 years and 11 months
Junior Kinder Pré-Escola I 4 years old to 4 years and 11 months
Senior Kinder Pré-Escola II 5 years old to 5 years and 11 months
If you want to know more about Pre-School, please contact the Principal. principal.preschool@olmrio.com

Elementary School 

The Elementary School program provides:
  • A focus on the skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
  • A student-centered academic program and our social-emotional program (SEL) help our children develop the character qualities needed to live happy and healthy lives.
  • Project-based learning activities that offer a collaborative and flexible learning environment, and promote a growth mindset;
  • Differentiation and a focus on individual needs, which are addressed through specialists in our Learning Resource Center.
  • Two Religion classes per week, culminating in First Communion in 4th Grade.

Elementary School Team

Mr. Carlos Lima

Elementary School Principal 

Ms. Simone Fernandes

Elementary School Counselor


Ms. Eduarda Lima

Elementary School Secretary 

“As someone who has a true belief in all learners, I am thrilled to see how much attention and focus OLM places on identifying individual students’ interests and needs, as well as devising effective support structures to ensure every learner can successfully reach their full potential, not only academically but also, and equally important, socially and emotionally.”

Carlos Lima

Elementary School Principal

American Grade Level Brazilian Grade Level Age Group
1st Grade 1º Ano 6 years old to 6 years and 11 months
2nd Grade 2º Ano 7 years old to 7 years and 11 months
3rd Grade 3º Ano 8 years old to 8 years and 11 months
4th Grade 4º Ano 9 years old to 9 years and 11 months

If you want to know more about Elementary School, please contact the Principal


Middle School 

The Middle School program provides:

  • A unique time in a student’s life, full of rapid changes, and exciting opportunities and the search for identity and independence;
  • A challenging, rich, and relevant academic curriculum, providing the necessary guidance, modeling, and support to accompany students in their transition to adulthood;
  • Students with opportunities to develop cross-curricular projects with their peers, especially in focused group work;
  • The fulfillment of OLM`s mission to “Educate the whole person for global understanding”.
  • Students with the opportunities to reflect individually on the teachings of the Bible.

Middle School Team

Ms. Isabel Auler

Middle School Principal


Ms. Talita Bedaque

Middle School Counselor


Ms. Melissa Carvalho

Middle School Secretary 

“Recognizing the individuality of each student and family means creating different expectations and methodologies to meet different needs. This unique look at each student is essential if we really want to develop the potential of every individual.”
Ms. Isabel Auler

Middle School Principal


American Grade Level Brazilian Grade Level Age Group
5th Grade 5º Ano 10 years old to 10 years and 11 months
6th Grade 6º Ano 11 years old to 11 years and 11 months
7th Grade 7º Ano 12 years old to 12 years and 11 months
8th Grade 8º Ano 13 years old to 13 years old and 11 months

If you want to know more about Middle School, please contact the Principal.



 High School 

The High School program provides:

  • Preparation for the rigors of academic learning and research.
  • The AP Capstone Thesis Program, which engages students in cross-curricular learning so that students can explore the complexities of academic and real-world problems through multiple perspectives.
  • Students with the tools to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy.
  • Our students with the skills to enable them to design, plan, conduct, and defend their own thesis of up to 5,000 words to address a research question.
  • Rigorous and comprehensive preparation for ENEM.
  • Compulsory community service, with a minimum of 100 hours required.
  • College counseling so that our students leave OLM to attend the best universities. 
  • Students with the sacrament of the Confirmation, and the opportunity to study world religions.  

High School Team

Mr. Leandro Macedo

High School Interim Principal

Ms. Claudia Villela

High School Counselor 

Ms. Melissa Carvalho

High School Secretary 

“Our ENEM results are excellent, and we partner with families to ensure college readiness and a college-going culture at OLM. After graduation, our students enroll in some of the most prestigious universities in Brazil and around the world.”

Mr. Craig Woollard

Head of School

American Grade Level Brazilian Grade Level Age Group
9th Grade 9º Ano do E.F.II 14 years old to 14 years and 11 months
10th Grade 1ª série 15 years old to 15 years and 11 months
11thGrade 2ªsérie 16 years old to 16 years and 11 months
12th Grade 3ªsérie 17 years old to 18 years of age

If you want to know more about High School, please contact the Principal