PACA participates in a variety of JV & varsity sports. In the past, sports offered for girls were: softball, volleyball, cheerleading, futsal, basketball and soccer. For boys: softball, soccer, futsal, volleyball and basketball. JV sports are typically played by students in middle school (ages 14 and under). Varsity sports are played by students with ages between 15 and 19. Athletic highlights are weekly evening league games and the two sports tournaments. In all of its athletic activities, PACA promotes a Christ-centered philosophy and strives to develop Christian character.
ATHLETIC POLICIES The athletic philosophy of a Christian school, which seeks to honor Jesus Christ, is to help students mature in their Christian walk and sportsmanship as well as pursue excellence in physical skills. It involves:
A subordination of individual preferences for the welfare of other team members and the team as a unit
Good physical conditioning
Proper respect for the authority of coaches and officials
Growth in being magnanimous in victory and gracious in defeat
Commitment to always playing within the rules
The PACA athletic department has as its purpose the nurture of such a philosophy in the mind and heart of every Christian athlete who participates in the physical education program. For students to participate in PACA's after school sports program, students and parents must read and sign PACA's athletic handbook.
Since 1960, PACA has served the local and international community of São Paulo as a Christian, American and Brazilian curriculum school. Our education integrates Biblical truth in all areas of instruction to guide the hearts and minds of our students and our academic program allows students to receive two diplomas, American and Brazilian, upon graduation which opens doors for them to study in the best universities in the USA, Brazil or throughout the world.