Secondary School – Pan American School

Students

Students can enroll starting from 3 years of age.

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Secondary School

Where every student has a place

Middle Years Program (MYP) School Clubs

Our secondary school is comprised of students in middle school (grade 6 - grade 8) and high school (grade 9 - grade 12). In secondary school, students do not only continue to make meaningful connections between their studies and the real world. Projects and assignments focus on cultivating in students responsible attitudes that will become responsible actions. Students are encouraged, in every discipline, to critically approach real-world problems and try their hand at well-thought-out solutions.

In addition to traditional disciplines (math, arts, social studies, language arts, physical education, etc.) students are able to explore their interests and pursue new possibilities through a variety of clubs, electives, and after-school activities! In Secondary School at Pan American, there is something for everyone!

Middle Years Program (MYP)

Students in grades 6 to 10 participate in the IB Middle Years Program (MYP). As part of the program’s structure, students are challenged to turn the meaningful connections that they have made between their studies and the real world into meaningful actions. The program focuses on ushering student thinking into broader and more global spaces as they explore language and literature, individuals and societies, sciences, mathematics, design, art and physical and health education.

Units of Inquiry

Identities and Relationships

Personal and cultural Identities

Orientation in space and time

Scientific and Technological Innovation

Fairness and Development

Globalization and Sustainability

School Clubs

Club

Chess Club

Chess Club

Club

Drama

Drama

Club

Global Issues Network

Global Issues Network

Club

Lego Club

Lego Club

Club

Math Club

Math Club

Club

Model United Nations

Model United Nations

Club

NHS/NJHS

NHS/NJHS

Club

School Sports

School Sports

Club

Science Club

Science Club

Club

Student Council

Student Council

Club

Robotics Club

Robotics Club

Facilities

Main campus

Av João Obino, 110 – Petrópolis

Porto Alegre/RS – Brasil [90470-150]

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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Frequently Asked Questions

How does preschool adaptation work?

P3 students work with a differentiated adaptation schedule in the first two weeks of school, with reduced hours. The process is closely monitored by our preschool counselor with a focus on helping students and parents transition smoothly into the new school environment.

How does Pan American accommodate students with less than fluent English?

Students requiring additional support in the English language will be enrolled into English as Additional Language (EAL). EAL offers language support to students to help boost their confidence and success.

How does the school communicate with parents?

A variety of digital platforms are used to facilitate school to parent and parent to school communication. The majority of school communication takes place on a platform called Bloomz. Bloomz enables parent to teacher and teacher to parent communication and is also utilized to share out school-wide announcements.

How does grading work?

O sistema de
avaliação da Pan American School de Porto Alegre usa critérios específicos, e
não escalas de porcentagens ou de A-F. Cada disciplina possui um conjunto de
critérios que os alunos devem atender para demonstrar seus conhecimentos e
habilidades. O sistema de avaliação usado é uma escala de 1-7. Cada nível tem
um descritivo específico correspondente ao que os alunos demonstraram em aula.