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We are very happy to hear that you are considering the Pan American School of Porto Alegre for the education of your children! We know this is an important decision for the family, so count on us to help you through the process.
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2. Meet PAS POA
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3. Everything we need to know
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Schedule admission test and family interview
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a bilingual school and an international school?
One of the main differences between an international school and a bilingual school is the level of immersion in a foreign language. Brazilian bilingual schools follow the Brazilian curriculum, and whereas students may have contact with a foreign language through extracurricular activities, Portuguese remains as the principal language of instruction. At Pan American, the language of instruction is English. Students experience full immersion in the English language, with the exception of their Portuguese and Brazilian Social Studies courses.
My child does not speak English. Can he study at Pan American?
English is not necessarily a prerequisite for enrolling at the Pan American School. As an international school we have a strong student support structure that is able to provide students with the help they need regardless of their English abilities. All students take an entrance test that helps us determine the students’ needs before joining Pan American School, and it helps to establish the appropriate moment to enroll.
When can I enroll my child?
We have two primary enrollment periods at the Pan American School, one in May and the other in November. However, we accept students throughout the course of the school year. Please check for grade-level availability at least six months prior to enrollment.
How old does my child need to be to enroll at Pan American?
Pan American accepts student starting at from 3 years of age. The student must turn 3 years old by August 30th of the school year he intends to enroll.
What are Pan American's accreditations?
Secretaria Estadual de Educação de Rio Grande do Sul,
AdvancEd (SACS, CASI) e International Baccalaureate (IB).
What are school hours?
In preschool - 08:15 am-03:00 pm
Elementary, Middle school and High School - 08:00 am-03:15 pm.
What is available for lunch?
Lunch at Pan American is prepared by Refeicenter. Refeicenter, along with our cafeteria committee, offers healthy and balanced meals. The daily menu includes salad, white and brown rice, beans, two types of meat, pasta or potato, steamed vegetables, soup, fruits, and two juice options.