• PAS Porto Alegre (POA) is a private, international, coeducational, non-profit day school for children from ages 3 through 18. Both English and Portuguese are the languages of instruction.
  • English Language Acquisition and Portuguese Language Acquisition programs are available for students needing additional language support.
  • PAS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancedED) and the Brazilian Ministry of Education.
  • International recognition is provided through AdvancEd/SACS, which validates the US High School diploma, and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB), which certifies our Primary and Middle Years Program (PYP & MYP).
  • International perspective at PAS brings the world to our students in Porto Alegre and our students to the world! 
  • Dual high school diplomas are earned by our students as they graduate with both the Brazilian and the US high school diplomas.
  • Advanced Placement courses certified by the College Board are offered to provide college level courses validated at hundreds of international universities.
  • National and international standardized assessments assure the quality of our programs. ("Avaliação Externa das Escolas Americanas no Brasil" [Portuguese Proficiency Test – Cespe UnB] and the North West Evaluation Association in the United States.
  • PAS POA is an agent of family participation in the children’s education.
  • We stimulate critical thinking, international perspectives, and healthy living, preparing our students to be successful in a new and more globalized world
  • We also encourage our students to be autonomous, risk-takers, curious, caring, participative, organized, generous and respectful.
  • In a stimulating and caring environment we present top quality and interactive learning.
  • We promote entrepreneurial spirit in a place where students can develop confidence and independence to take charge of their lives.


PAS has four divisions:

  • Preschool – from 3 years old to 6 years old:
    • P3 / P4 - 3 and 4 years old are half or full day : 8:15 am to 11:30 am or 8:15 am to 3:15 pm
    • K5 Kindergarten- 5 years old are full day: 8:15 am to 3:00 pm
  • Elementary School – Grades 1st - 5th - from 08:00 am to 3:15 pm
  • Middle School – Grades 6th – 8th - from 08:00 am to 3:15 pm
  • High School – Grades 9th – 12th - from 08:00 am to 3:15 pm

*Snack and lunch are included, as well as all school material.


Admissions Process


Thank you for your interest in PAS. I am pleased that you are interested in learning about the Pan American School of Porto Alegre (PAS) and considering becoming a part of our community.

PAS is a private, coeducational, not for profit day school committed to excellence in education and the personal growth of each student.We serve nearly 350 students from preschool through Grade 12, and offer a rigorous academic program through bilingual and bi-cultural instruction in English and Portuguese. With many nationalities represented in our student and teaching body, we promote respect and appreciation for diverse cultures. I encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our admission requirements, curriculum, and extra-curricular programs.

If you are interested in offering your child an unique educational experience that only our school provides in Porto Alegre, I invite you to contact us through email or a phone call. As part of our personalized approach to the admissions process, I meet with all prospective applicants and their families on an individual basis to introduce you to our progressive educational community.

I am looking forward to welcoming you to our school for a coffee and a tour so that we can talk and get to know each other.



Marketing and Admissions Coordinator

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+55 51 3334-5866

How to Apply 

Step 1 - Help us get to know you by filling in the Pre-Application Form 

Step 2 - Schedule a visit 

Step 3 - Complete the Admissions Package 

Step 4 - Schedule Admissions Tests and Interview 

Step 5 -  Await admissions evaluation and response


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