Pan American Christian Academy provides a college preparatory education (liberal arts education) to prepare students for entry into colleges and universities in the United States, Brazil, and around the world. Our Middle and High School integrates challenging academic standards and a Christian Worldview, allowing our students to reason critically and act biblically. Rigorous academic expectations and a caring teaching staff enable students to fully develop their minds for Christ.
Students benefit from a relatively small, close knit student body, highly qualified Christian teachers and superior facilities, including state-of-the-art science and computer labs. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International, and recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education.
Our students pursue a college preparatory curriculum, which leads to an American Diploma with the option for a Brazilian Diploma. The American Diploma, equal in value to those issued by accredited high schools in the United States, must be earned by all PACA graduates. The Brazilian Diploma is required for entry into a Brazilian university and mandatory for all Brazilian students.
Students will be challenged with AP Courses, Honors Studies, National Honor Society membership, PSAT, SAT, and ACT testing, Knowledge Bowl Competitions, and community service hours. Extra-curricular activities include Student Council, yearbook, drama, choir, junior-senior banquet, senior trip and interscholastic sports.
Our campus is an oasis, allowing our students to develop their minds, bodies and souls among 9 acres (36,000 square meters) of gardens and trees. Our facilities place PACA in a class with the best international schools in South America. Our regulation size soccer field, 25-meter swimming pool, outside courts, and gymnasium provide excellent opportunities for sports and physical education.
Aside from our record of academic excellence, perhaps the best reason to choose PACA is the environment and philosophical foundation. Every course, while academically challenging, is taught from a Biblical perspective. Students are taught to think from a Christian worldview in a global setting. We believe that they need to know how to make a living, but they must also know how to make a LIFE. Our school environment is safe and our students learn to treat each other with respect and encourage and support one another.
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.