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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.
1. You are here
Fill out the contact form
2. Meet PAS POA
Schedule a visit
3. Everything we need to know
Complete the admission package
4. We value who you are
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?
The main differences between a bilingual and an international school are the level of immersion in a foreign language. Bilingual schools in Brazil follow the Brazilian curriculum, and, even though the students are in contact with the foreign language through extracurricular activities, they have Portuguese as the teaching language. At Pan American School, the teaching language is English, and the students are completely immersed in this language - with the exception of Portuguese and Brazilian Social Studies classes.
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?
A Pan American School
recebe alunos a partir dos três anos de idade. A criança deve completar três
anos de idade até 30 de agosto do ano letivo para o qual está se candidatando
What are Pan American's accreditations?
Secretaria Estadual de Educação de Rio Grande do Sul,
AdvancEd (SACS, CASI) and 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?
Pan American School lunch is prepared by Sodexo, a company that, alongside our parent cafeteria committee, offers healthy and balanced menus. Our daily menu includes a salad bar, brown and white rice, beans, two types of meat, pasta or potato, steamed vegetables, soup, fruit, and two choices of fresh juice.