English schools in Latin America
The Pan American School of Porto Alegre (PAS) is a private, co-educational, non-profit, English language school committed to excellence in education and the personal growth of each student. We offer a broad and challenging curriculum for students from pre-kindergarten through high school in both English and Portuguese.
PAS is accredited in the United States by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and in Brazil by the Secretaria de Educação e Cultura (SEC). It is also a member of the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) and the Association of American Schools in Brazil (AASB). The school is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors elected by the parent community.
PAS is located in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which borders Uruguay and Argentina. The city has a population of 1.5 million and is a focal point for the Mercosul, a free trade region involving the surrounding countries.
The Pan American School (PAS) follows a comprehensive and challenging curriculum sensitive to the history and cultures of countries around the world. The resulting academic program draws on elements of many systems of education and serves Brazilian and International students at every level. The school culture emphasizes the intellectual and moral growth of students as they absorb the values of the school – an appreciation for diversity, a commitment to excellence, and intellectual self-reliance and responsibility.
The American style curriculum, based within the frameworks of an International curriculum, embraces the American philosophy of educating the whole child with a program that provides for physical, artistic, personal and social development. The values of respect, responsibility and honesty are nurtured throughout the school, enriched by international perspective.
Organized into divisions to ensure developmental age-appropriate settings, PAS provides challenging and engaging learning experiences in all core subject areas.