Welcome to the PAS POA Primary School which is comprised of two sections: our preschool (P3 through K5) located at the João Paetzel campus and our elementary school (Grades 1-5) located at the João Obino campus.
Our Primary School is a lively place, characterized by students and teachers collaboratively engaging in inquiry-based learning framed around the Primary Years Program (PYP) curriculum model. The PYP encourages the development of the whole child by addressing each child’s unique social, emotional, physical and academic needs. Our program encourages students to become active learners, critical thinkers, and internationally-minded citizens who embrace their own culture and are open and responsive to other cultures and perspectives.
As our mission states, PAS POA inspires global, life-long learners to build their future. Our dedicated and skilled international staff is here to support our students’ unique needs and build on their strengths and interests so that they can reach their fullest potential. We aim to make each day of learning as significant, engaging, challenging and joyful as possible!
Explore our site and learn more about each area of our school. We would love to share our history with you!
Mr. Otto Neitzel & Ms. Cassie Koscianski
Primary School Principal & Assistant Primary School Principal