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Elementary School

Alternative perspectives, new languages

With experimentation in new forms of investigation, registration, production and systematization, curiosity and the desire to learn have taken new paths. Empowerment from knowledge goes hand in hand with further developing one’s ability in the English and Portuguese Languages, and growing the collective and individual repertoire broadens the mental and emotional learning of our boys and girls.

Groups

Year 1

Children who turn 6 years old before March 31 of the current year.

Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Year 2

Children who turn 7 years old before March 31 of the current year.

Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Year 3

Children who turn 8 years old before March 31 of the current year.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Year 4

Children who turn 9 years old before March 31 of the current year.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Year 5

Children who turn 10 years old before March 31 of the current year.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* All groups have the full-time option

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or intermediate hours, provided that the aforementioned minimum hours are respected (see schedule).

Our
Routine

Bilingualism in
Elementary School

The Elementary School bilingual program includes a curriculum based on four English language skills:
listening – speaking – reading – writing.

1st grade: listening & speaking
2nd grade: starting reading & writingstrong> starting reading & writing

The development of these skills occurs through a curricular integration that encompasses the pillars of knowledge, i.e., Social Studies, Sciences and Mathematics. We have adopted a teaching approach called Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) that considers the focus of the language and the content of the pillar to be studied. This approach, widely used in Europe, Canada and the USA, is in keeping with the overall perspective of teaching and curricular integration in the bilingual immersion program.

This integrative proposal offers numerous advantages.

A single curriculum for learning two languages (Portuguese and English).

Dynamism in learning the English language, providing the student experience with the English language in a wide range of settings.

Reinforcement and broadening of the concepts learned in the curriculum’s pillars, since the bilingual student carries over what they have learned from one language to the other.

Broadening of English language knowledge in the areas of science, logic and multi-culture, enabling the student to reach a high level of linguistic competence, which will allow them to integrate into our competitive world.

Social topics and projects will be used to motivate students in the learning process