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Upper Primary

Virtual Parent Information Event

February 22, 2024

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

São Paulo

In-Person Parent Information Event

March 12, 2024

8:45 AM - 11:00 AM

São Paulo


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

An Avenues education enriched by Portuguese and the Brazilian national curriculum

From 2nd grade onwards, students develop academic language in Portuguese language classes. The World Course provides a global approach to the humanities while incorporating the Brazilian national social studies curriculum and the history and geography of Brazil. Portuguese language and literature follow the Brazilian national curriculum. Support for non-fluent Portuguese speakers is available in the form of small group and individual instruction.

The World Course

The path to global citizenship, from nursery to 12th grade

Designed in collaboration with Harvard University, the World Course is a rich, interdisciplinary program of global studies that spirals throughout the Avenues curriculum from nursery to 12th grade. The World Course continues in upper primary, moving from self and community to the wider world: the city, the country, and the great civilizations of the world. The Brazilian national curriculum is woven into the World Course, with a focus on Brazilian history, geography

Balanced Literacy

Developing confident readers and accomplished writers

The balanced literacy approach to English incorporates phonics and whole language to develop strong and independent readers, writers and communicators. Using a workshop model, teachers guide students through read alouds, small group instruction and word study. The approach allows for differentiated instruction to accommodate individual student needs and interests.

Visionary Technology Integration

Fostering digital literacy and introducing creative computation

Our 1:1 iPad program enables students to access new knowledge and consolidate their learning with enriching age-appropriate activities. The addition of creative computation to the curriculum provides space for students to tinker, solve problems and learn from their mistakes while immersed in the language of code.