The Pan American School of Porto Alegre - Brazil
The Pan American School is located in the Southern city of Porto Alegre. The city was founded over 200 years ago, a large portion of its population emigrating from Europe in the late 19th and 20th centuries. This modern and vibrant city of 1.6 million people is home to several multi nationals and large Brazilian companies with international operations and has the fourth largest metropolitan area in Brazil with more than 4.5 million habitants. Porto Alegre is one of the top cultural, political and economic centers of Brazil.
The Pan American School reached its 45th anniversary in 2011. Throughout the last decade, PAS has maintained steady growth and has moved from a fledgling education provider to a successful and respected international institution.
PAS is a not-for-profit organization serving preschool through Grade 12. We have spent the last few years clearly defining our teaching beliefs, philosophy and curriculum to align our total operation. The current enrollment is 350 of which 70% are Brazilian. PAS is fully accredited in the United States by AdvancED/SACS-CASI in the and the Ministry of Education of Brazil. PAS offers curriculum that draws on best International School practices and those that meet the needs of its accreditation agencies. IB - PYP and AP are clearly established curricular programs in the school.
The professional staff of fulltime and part time members are highly trained, experienced and committed to quality education. Teachers are currently recruited from six different nationalities.
In July 2007 the school shifted to a beautiful new campus. The purpose of this was to allow for expansion, but in particular, to develop the Arts, sporting programs, and Science facilities while always improving on our very successful language programs. This significant move was made possible with funds donated from the parent community and corporate sponsors. This will be ongoing for continued improvement of the school. The future for our school, the only international English speaking school in Porto Alegre, is extremely positive and exciting.