Pan American Christian Academy
320 students, ages 3 - 18
American style education, offers two diplomas (American and Brazilian)
33 staff (23 Americans and 10 Brazilians)
Rua Cassio de Campos Nogueira, 393
04829-310 Sao Paulo, SP Brazil
PACA is a non-profit, college preparatory, American-style, Christian Day School serving preschool through 12. Founded in 1960 to meet the educational needs of Sao Paulo families in the American, Brazilian, and international communities.
Our student body is approximately 30% North American, 40% Brazilian, 20% Korean, and 10% other nationalities. PACA s enrollment averages 320 students: 140 in grades K-5, and 180 in grades 6-12.
PACA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC).
The school is a member of Association of American Schools in Brazil (AASB), Association of American Schools in South American (AASSA), and Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
PACA is governed by a School Board composed of evangelical Christians and is directed by licensed U.S. administrators. As an independent Christian school, PACA is not affiliated with any particular church or denomination.
Students enjoy an all day curriculum designed to develop reading, writing, oral language, math, music, and art skills. Our kindergarten students have opportunities for social interaction to help promote personal responsibility and growth.
Elementary and Middle School:
Our emphasis is on basic skills in reading, language, mathematics, Social studies, science, computers, and physical education. Students will have special activities in sports, music, and drama. We offer a learning lab to assist students with learning disabilities.
The academic program is college preparatory, designed to prepare students for entry into colleges and universities in the United States, Brazil, and around the world. Advanced Placement and Honors courses challenge students even further. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety interscholastic sports and co-curricular activities.
Math Course Sequence: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math/Trigonometry
Science Course Sequence: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
History Course Sequence: Ancient World History, Modern World History, US History, and US Government
Bible Course Sequence: Pauline Epistles, Old Testament Survey, Acts, and Understanding the Times
English Courses: Each year covers Grammar and Composition in addition to: in Gr. 9, Types of Literature; in Gr. 10, World Literature; in Gr. 11, American Literature; in Gr. 12, British Literature.
Portuguese Courses: Portuguese Language is taught in 4 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Special Portuguese, and Advanced Portuguese
Brazilian Courses: Química, Artes, Matématica Unificada, Redação, Geografia do Brasil, História do Brasil, and Geografia Mundial.
Advanced Placement Courses: Offered in English, US History, Chemistry, Biology, and Calculus with student interest, teacher recommendation, and teacher availability.
Honors Program: Core courses may become honors courses with permission from the instructor and approval of an in-depth additional assignment. Three Honors Courses is the maximum a student may take within a school year.
Elective Courses: Computer Basics, Web Design, Music Theory, 3D Art, Speech, Knowledge Bowl, Performing Arts, Art, College Prep Writing, Forensics, Robotics, Yearbook, and other courses as teachers become available.
Co-Curricular Activities: National Honor Society / Knowledge Bowl Tournament / Drama Performance/ Choir Concert / Musicals / Community Service Activities / Student Government / Varsity & JV Sports Programs: Softball (M, W), Volleyball (W), Cheerleading (W), Basketball (M, W), Soccer (M, W), Indoor Soccer (M).
All teachers have been certified and/or have done graduate work in either North American or Brazil.
Our 7.5 acres of campus and facilities, place PACA in a class with the best international schools in South America. Our maintenance and service crew provide excellent care to our 19 classrooms, science laboratory, library, computer center, learning lab, gymnasium, regulation-size athletic field, outside courts, cafeteria, and a 25-meter swimming pool.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
School routine begins at 8:06 am and ends at 3:20 pm. The school calendar follows two semesters: August to December, and January to June. PACA provides a minimum of 200 school days in its calendar year.
Christian and College Preparatory