In the Early Childhood Center (PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten) children become accustomed to a school environment and gain experience in working and playing together. Children may enter school at the age of 3, 4, or 5. The teaching of English is facilitated by the use of a carefully designed and sequenced curriculum that integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing communication skills. 

The Elementary School’s curriculum is designed using the Primary Years Program (PYP).  Each of the six Transdisciplinary Themes in the PYP are inquiry-based and focused on Science and/or Social Studies topics. Brazilian standards are weaved into the curriculum along with music, art, drama, technology, physical education and social/emotional learning. Math is taught using Eureka Math which is a language rich rigorous program. Throughout the curriculum, students are taught to question and research, to find new ways in which to examine problems, and to form and defend their opinions.

The PASB Middle School believes in providing its students with an education that is developmentally responsive to the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of adolescents. At this level, a team of teachers work together with our school counselor, Principal, and parents to assist students in acquiring good study habits, organizational skills, and greater responsibility for their learning and behavior. The goal of the middle school years is to develop confident, well-adjusted young learners prepared to take on the academic responsibilities of our college-preparatory high school program.

Our college-preparatory high school program requires 4 years of English and Portuguese including both literature and composition in languages, plus science, math and social studies. By their final year, students will have received guidance in their choice of higher education through the counselor’s office and/or the Brazilian Program Director. Those students who are preparing for U.S. universities receive preparation for college entry essay writing as well as for the SAT and/or ACT university admissions examination. Students who choose to attend a Brazilian university focus on preparation for the Vestibular Brazilian university entrance tests.