Students can enroll starting from 3 years of age.


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If you are passionate about making a difference, Pan American is the place for you!

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Our Story

We are Pan American, an international, not for profit K-12 private school with just over 400 students. Since 1966, with the help of a dedicated team, a strong international network and a committed parent community we seek to provoke creativity, teach equality, model ways to challenge assumptions and teach students to take risks and find alternatives.

Our Mission
We inspire life-long learners to build their future.

Our Vision
To be an international learning community, nurturing confidence to embrace change.

We are fully accredited by AdvancED in the United States, authorized as an IB world school with both the PYP and MYP programs and offer the Advanced Placement Capstone diploma. 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). These groups provide our school with a like-minded network of international schools aiming to provide students with a unique and meaningful educational experience.

The growth that we have experienced in the last decade represents our greatest opportunity. Our number of students has doubled from 200 in 2004 to just over 400 to date. Approximately 80% of our student population is Brazilian, with the remaining 20% hailing from more than 15 different countries. Our staff and faculty come from three continents and 7 countries. As a result our community has become a truly a multicultural center in Porto Alegre

Os desafios e as oportunidades associados a este crescimento são bem-vindos na Pan American. Continuaremos trabalhando para ser uma comunidade de aprendizagem internacional exemplar, que gera confiança para enfrentarmos as mudanças!


Our school is led by both local and international members of our community, working together to achieve pedagogical excellence.

Jeffrey Jurkovac


Bárbara de Oliveira Ribeiro

Director of Brazilian Studies

Daniel Simões

Secondary Principal

Bruno Britto

Assistant Secondary Principal

Otto Neto

Primary Principal

Cassie Koscianski

Assistant Primary Principal

Lair Hanzen

Board President

Rodrigo Vontobel

Board Vice President

Odivan Cargnin

Board Treasurer

Francisco Dias Duarte

Invited Board Member

Livia Viali

Invited Board Member

Carlos Souto

Invited Board Member


The main campus of our school occupies a constructed area of 6 thousand m², with 24 classrooms and three student support rooms. Additionally, we offer music and theater studios, science labs, library and learning external areas. At the Preschool campus, there are six classrooms, with sports court and cafeteria.

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Main campus

Av João Obino, 110 – Petrópolis

Porto Alegre/RS – Brasil [90470-150]

Preschool Campus

Av. João Paetzel, 440 – Chácara das Pedras

Porto Alegre/RS [91330-280]

Looking to the future

Our school has experienced steady growth over the years, and our hope is to be able to hold a student population of 600. In order to do this, we have begun working with top local engineers to best maximize the use of our school environment. Stay tuned as we continue to build our future!

Quick Links

Here you will find links to useful school communication platforms. Communication is an important part of a successful Pan American experience!




Library Search Catalog

Lunch and Snack Menu

PYP Parent Guide

MYP Parent Guide

Cafeteria Survey