Sao Paulo Brazil

School Facts


Year Opened : 2009

Capacity : 410

Sisters onsite : 5

Teachers onsite : 23

The Sisters of Mary have two programs running in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2009, the Sisters opened a daycare center. In 2012, the Sisters opened an Elementary school offering education to children in grades 1 to 5. These programs give the children of Brazil a safe place to grow up and a solid foundation for a bright future.

The Elementary School operates in half-days to serve two groups of children, thus benefiting a greater number of poor families. The boys and girls are educated in a variety of subjects including math, Portuguese, history, geography and computing. Each session, the children receive a full meal and a snack.

The daycare facility allows young mothers in the community to work and earn money to feed their families while their children are well taken care of. While the children are at the daycare, they have the chance to play and learn and receive three meals a day plus milk when funds allow.

All of this is only possible through the generosity of people like you. Every child deserves a good start in life and with your help we can continue to make this a reality.

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.