Academics

Elementary School

Our Elementary School (Years 1 to 5) is based on the U.S. Common-Core curriculum in conjunction with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) Every effort is made to ensure that students new to our school are appropriately placed after a review of their educational experience prior to arrival. Our academic program also includes Portuguese language instruction or Portuguese for Speakers of Other Languages (PSOL), as well as physical education, art, music, and library. Technology is integrated into the day to day learning of our students.

We provide students English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction in the homeroom classes. When students need extra support the homeroom teacher, class assistant and ESOL teachers work together and a plan is designed to meet the specific needs of the learner.
Additionally, we provide learning support for students who have specific academic needs through our Student Support Services.

Elementary Office:

 

Dr. Kandace Williams
Elementary Principal
k.williams@pasb.com.br

 

Ms. Giselle Casagrande
Elementary Assistant
g.casagrande@pasb.com.br

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP)
The IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) is a curriculum structure that develops students’ academic, social, and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The PYP nurtures independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for their learning.

 

Mr. Sam Whitney
PYP Coordinator
s.whitney@pasb.com.br

 

Important Links:
ES Parent & Student Handbook

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