this research aimed at adapting the school attitudes scale (sas), jointing evidences of its validity factor and reliability. two studies were performed in jo？o pessoa (paraíba). in study 1 participants were 242 students, most of them from private schools (53.7%) and female (57.7%), with a mean age of 14.3 years old. in study 2 participated 249 students, predominantly from private schools (51%) and female (54.6%), with a mean age of 14.6 years old. participants answered the sas and demographic questions in both studies. in the first study, a principal component analysis indicated a unidimensional structure, accounting for 33.9% of the total variance (a= .73). in the second study, a confirmatory factor analysis revealed as acceptable the one-factor model (agfi = .90, and rmsea = .08), with reliability of .70. it was concluded that this measure can be adequately used in researches in the context where it was adapted.