Students can enroll starting from 3 years of age.


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Job Openings

If you are a dedicated educator, that enjoys adventure, working in a close community and wants to make a difference in the world, you have come to the right place!

Teaching Assistant - Internship

We are looking for college students (Pedagogia, Letras, Arts, PE or Psychology), fluent in English, with robust interpersonal skills and who love working with and learning from students and teachers. This is a two-year max internship opportunity. Candidates, please send your full resume to

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    Applicant's Information

    PAS POA fully embraces and implements the International Child Protection Standards and Expectations as created by the ITFCP. As such, all candidates will be required to submit confidential references from current and past supervisors, self-declare any past criminal charges and provide comprehensive background checks before any contract is offered. All previous employers will be contacted. Failure to fully disclose any pertinent information will nullify any agreements made with the school.

    For Teachers

    There are many advantages to working with us! We offer competitive salaries, health insurance, transport vouchers, and other benefits!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I apply to work at Pan American?

    We attend several job fairs during the year, but you can send us your application via the school’s website at anytime.

    How safe is Porto Alegre?

    Porto Alegre is a major city in Brazil, and similar to any other large city it is important to remain attentive. We advise everyone to take proper precautions with your belongings in order to avoid unwanted encounters.

    What professional development do you offer?

    In addition to weekly collaborative planning for PYP and MYP, as well as support from curriculum coordinators and instructional coaches, there are also professional development funds available in the school budget.

    What is the average class size?

    Average class size is 16, with a max of 22 in elementary, and max of 25 in ms/hs.

    What is a typical teaching load?

    We are a small school and teachers wear many different hats, however, there are several opportunities during the day for planning both individually and collaboratively. The last Friday of every month is a half day for students. This allows teachers the chance for vertical and horizontal curriculum articulation time.

    How is the work/life balance?

    Our school runs monday through from from 8:15 to 3pm in preschool, and 8 am to 3:15pm in all other sections. Tuesdays and Thursdays teachers remain until 4:30 pm for section meetings, planning and collaboration. Additionally, teachers may work some saturdays in order to be compliant with Brazilian law.

    Who can I contact about teaching and learning questions??

    For questions about teaching and learning, feel free to contact our instructional coach, Kristen Moreland at

    What is there to do in Porto Alegre?

    Porto Alegre is one of Brazil’s major capitals with the largest number of wooded areas and parks. The most famous of these parks is the Farroupilha park. There you will find the Viana Araujo Auditorium where several political presentations and concerts have taken place. On Sundays, the parks hosts a street fair on the older side streets, that the locals refer to as Brique da Redenção.
    In addition to the many other parks, the city also offers a variety of art, science and technology museums. The Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, the home of local writer Mário Quintana offers visitors a great rooftop cafe to enjoy the sounds of the city. The Fundação Iberê Camargo art museum, sits on the shores of the Guaíba river where you can relax and watch the sun set.