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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Job Openings

If you are a dedicated educator, that enjoys adventure, working in a close community and wants to make a difference in the world, you have come to the right place!

Pedagogical Position

PAS POA is accepting applications of qualified PRESCHOOL teachers to join our faculty in July 2019. If you are an outgoing energetic, and progressive educator with proven results, who loves working in an international environment, please send (in English) your full resume, a list of personal and professional references, and a brief educational philosophy statement to

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Applicant's Information

We believe that the classroom is also a learning space for teachers. Education is not a one-time event, it is a lifetime experience. Our teachers, through reflection, peer observations, collaborative planning, and professional development perfect their professional practices and provide an authentic experience for students.

For Teachers

There are many advantages to working with us! We offer competitive salaries, health insurance, transport vouchers, and other benefits!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to work at Pan American?

We participate in several job fairs throughout the year, but
you can also apply to open positions via our website.

How safe is Porto Alegre?

Porto Alegre is a major city in Brazil, and similar to any other large city it is important to remain attentive. We advise everyone to take proper precautions with your belongings in order to avoid unwanted encounters.

What professional development do you offer?

In addition to weekly collaborative PYP and MYP planning,
Pan American teachers have the support of curriculum coordinators
and instructional coaches. Also, there are funds allocated to professional development
in the school budget.

What is the average class size?

The average class size is
16 students, with a maximum number of 22 students in primary classrooms, and 25 in secondary classrooms

What is a typical teaching load?

We are a small school and teachers wear many different hats, however, there are several opportunities during the day for planning both individually and collaboratively. The last Friday of every month is a half day for students. This allows teachers the chance for vertical and horizontal curriculum articulation time.

How is the work/life balance?

Pan American school hours are from Monday through Friday,
8:15 to 3 pm in preschool and 8 am to 3:15 pm for all other grade levels.
On Tuesday and Thursdays, teachers remain until 4:30 pm
for planning and collaboration meetings. Additionally, teaching staff
may be required to work some Saturdays in accordance with Brazilian law.

Who can I contact about teaching and learning questions??

For teaching and learning questions, please contact
our instructional coach Kristen Moreland at

What is there to do in Porto Alegre?

Porto Alegre is one of Brazil’s major capitals with the largest number of wooded areas and parks. The most famous of these parks is the Farroupilha park. There you will find the Viana Araujo Auditorium where several political presentations and concerts have taken place. On Sundays, the parks hosts a street fair on the older side streets, that the locals refer to as Brique da Redenção.
In addition to the many other parks, the city also offers a variety of art, science and technology museums. The Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, the home of local writer Mário Quintana offers visitors a great rooftop cafe to enjoy the sounds of the city. The Fundação Iberê Camargo art museum, sits on the shores of the Guaíba river where you can relax and watch the sun set.