Our emphasis is on basic skills in reading, language, library, music, mathematics, social studies, science, computers, and physical education. Specialists teach art, music, and physical education. Student-led assemblies are a great way to support the development of public speaking skills, personal confidence and self-expression.
A school-wide expectation is that all students will become bilingual. Students fluent in Portuguese are also enrolled in the Brazilian Program studies taught by qualified elementary Brazilian teachers. Students who are still learning to speak Portuguese have daily classes to learn Portuguese as a second language.
Our elementary education also includes a character development program centered on the Bible. Education is more than the accumulation of facts. Rather, it involves the whole person: heart, soul, mind and strength. This includes convictions, values, principles and truth. PACA’s standard for truth is the Word of God. In the light of this foundation, students are educated to serve God and impact the world through ethical, responsible behavior and positive participation in the global and local society.
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.