Spanning grades 2 to 5, the upper primary program builds upon the foundation laid in lower primary with a rich, interdisciplinary, world-focused curriculum. English immersion continues, with the addition of Portuguese language classes and Brazilian history, geography and social studies as part of the World Course. We emphasize:
Language immersion in English, setting students on the path to fluency
Portuguese language classes and an integrated Brazilian program
Inquiry-based learning in our global humanities curriculum
Language Immersion in English
Developing and consolidating lifelong language skills
The immersion program continues from lower primary, with students learning most academic content in English, supported by two teachers per classroom. Portuguese language classes ensure that students reap the cognitive benefits of bilingualism, including enhanced executive functioning, better memory, and improved metalinguistic awareness.
An Integrated Brazilian Program
Avenues is building a global network of interconnected campuses with shared educational objectives and common pedagogical approaches. But while our vision is ambitiously global, our focus is decidedly local. That means that at Avenues São Paulo, we take Brazilian educational standards as seriously as we do international ones.
By taking an integrated curricular approach to instruction in Portuguese and English, our students attain a balanced mastery of both languages and reap the extensive cognitive benefits of bilingualism. All of the Brazilian national curricular components of Portuguese are included in our language curriculum at each grade level. We do not see English and Portuguese as belonging to separate silos, but as two important facets of an Avenues education.
A global curriculum for a world school
What do Avenues students learn? The Avenues World Elements table is our answer to that question. Designed by our research and development team, the Avenues World Elements is a global curricular system that defines the learning outcomes of Avenues students at all grade levels, at all our campuses.
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