Academic excellence is achieved when the learning process is student-centered.
Our students practice empathy and are empowered to positively impact change.
Our parents, teachers, and students collaborate in the spirit of an international community.
We offer outstanding international education that educates the whole child. In a caring and respectful environment, students are challenged to take risks and be leaders in their learning.Find out more here
An excellent educational environment cultivates in students a passion for lifelong learning. At the Pan American School of Porto Alegre, students are encouraged to push further not only in stretching themselves intellectually but socially and emotionally. We have established reflection as an important and necessary part of the learning process. Through reflection, students are able to analyze and develop their communication, research, critical thinking, self-management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
We believe that the classroom is also a learning space for teachers. Education is not a one-time event, it is a lifetime experience. Our teachers, through reflection, peer observations, collaborative planning, and professional development perfect their professional practices and provide an authentic experience for students.
The Pan American School of Porto Alegre is a private, multicultural, non-profit, K-12 school, founded in 1966. We are members of the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA) and the Association of American Schools in Brazil (AASB), benefiting greatly from the knowledge exchange offered by a diverse community of international educators.
With just over 400 students, we aim to be an exemplary international learning community encouraging confidence to embrace change.
As the only international school in Porto Alegre, we are open to answering your questions as it relates to our teaching model! Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions that may help you in the decision process.
“Estávamos procurando uma escola que não ensinasse apenas temas sistemáticos. Estávamos procurando uma escola que incentivasse a curiosidade, o questionador, os relacionamentos e a comunicação positiva. Nós encontramos isso em Pan American. ”
Though I lived in other countries before Brasil,t was my first time to a place that spoke zero English. I was overwhelmed with everything. Once we stepped into PAS, everything started to fall in place. PAS gave us the opportunity to immerse in this culture without having to compromise on ours, along with the best education we could give our kids.
“Eu gosto de Panamerican porque me prepara melhor para o mundo. Eu tenho amigos de outros países e posso me divertir muito enquanto estudo e durante o recreio. ”
In addition to learning the English language, I think PAS helped me in my professional life because it has given me confidence in myself. I learned to strive for the best and to fight for it. PAS opened my eyes to the fact that I really can go anywhere I want in the world because I have the competence as long as I work for it.
For me, PAS was much more than just a school. The years I spent at Pan American taught me how to study and always give my best. Besides learning English, the Portuguese that I learned at PAS also helped me achieve great things and has never let me down! PAS is my school-home here in Porto Alegre. In the future, I hope to give my kids the PAS experience.
PAS is a portal do the outside world. The opportunities that followed my graduation are all ascribed to the style and direction of the education I received there. PAS multiplied my freedom.
The Pan American School of Porto Alegre has shown me a strong sense of community. When I initially arrived to study at PAS I was a bit overwhelmed by living in a foreign country, not knowing anyone, and studying in a different language, but with the help of my peers, teachers, and the staff at PAS, I felt welcomed and supported in what I was striving to achieve. Now living and studying in Prague, I am very glad that PAS laid one of the foundation stones for my life in an international community wherever I go.
For our family, the word that best describes Pan American is "opportunity." Our children have had opportunity to play high school sports, join honor societies, serve as National officers in the Model UN club, and attend top U.S. Universities. They have had the opportunity to consider issues from an international perspective and develop deep friendships with classmates and former classmates all over the world. They have had the opportunity to truly become citizens of the world.