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Lower Primary

From 3-years-old to 1st grade, a full English immersion program to unlock the joy and growth of early childhood

Early childhood at Avenues São Paulo is full of joy, discovery, and explorationand unfolds entirely in English. The lower primary program includes grades nursery, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and 1st grade, and is housed on the lower floors of our state-of-the-art campus. We emphasize:

Language immersion in English, supported by two teachers per classroom

Constant social-emotional learning and what it means to be part of a community

The acquisition of developmental skills through play, exploration and specialty classes

Upcoming Events

Parent Information Event


February 7th, 2020


9:00 AM


São Paulo


Parent Information Event


February 17th, 2020


5:30 PM


São Paulo


Language Immersion in English

Building essential vocabulary and establishing a foundation for bilingualism

At Avenues, learning a second language is more than an academic pursuit; it is a daily practice that transforms the way students see and think about the world. In nursery, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten, students benefit from a 100% English immersion program in which they build essential vocabulary by learning all content in English. The Portuguese language is introduced in 1st grade.

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.

The Fundamentals

An emphasis on social-emotional development and problem-solving skills underpin the lower primary curriculum. Children learn on their own, with individualized instruction, as well as in small groups, developing all-important collaboration skills. The curriculum consists of the following:

  • 100% language immersion in English
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Early math readiness, estimation and problem solving
  • Creative computation
  • Hands-on science classes, including simple experiments
  • Visual arts and music
  • The World Course: a focus on self and community
  • Wellness and Movement

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