Secondary School – Pan American School

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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

Theater and Production

Theater and Production

Club

Global Issues Network

Global Issues Network

Club

NHS/NJHS

NHS/NJHS

Club

Model United Nations

Model United Nations

Club

Student Council

Student Council

Club

Robotics Club

Robotics Club

Facilities

Main campus

Av João Obino, 110 – Petrópolis

Porto Alegre/RS – Brazil [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.

What support does Pan American offer to students that do not speak English fluently?

Students needing additional English support will have English as a Second Language as part of their regular school schedule. This course helps students improve their English language skills, helping students to feel confident and perform well in the classroom.

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?

Pan American's grading system is standards-based and does not rank percentages or result in an A-F grade. Each subject area has a set of criteria that students must follow to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Grades are given on a scale of 1-7. Each number level has a specific set of descriptors that guide students.