The First, First Week at Avenues São Paulo

Starting a new school is a life-changing experience. We created this short video to document the joy and exuberance of the first, first week at Avenues São Paulo!

Learn More

Avenues São Paulo is a 15-grade independent school in São Paulo with global vision. Visit our website.

Explore the Campus

The Avenues São Paulo campus is a 40,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art educational facility. 

Attend an Event

Meet our leadership team, learn more about Avenues’ academic and student life programs, and see our campus.


The International Schools’ Assessment at Avenues

At Avenues, we use three forms of assessment: summative, formative and standardized. Together, this assessment system allows us to evaluate multiple aspects of school and curriculum quality, and student growth. The International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) is the standardized test Avenues has chosen to assist in evaluating school quality across multiple campuses over time.

Sampa Summer Seminar

For seven days, Avenues Secondary Division students went off schedule and immersed themselves in the city of São Paulo for project-based learning. Some visited banks, others explored the Mercadão, while others headed out to neighboring communities. Their learnings culminated in a powerful showcase and an exciting start to the new semester.

Pracinha Initiative

Last semester, Avenues São Paulo adopted three nearby green spaces for caretaking and community-building. “It has a lot to do with building agency in children… so children actually feel they can change the world around them.

Avenues ShowCase #3

At our most recent student showcase, our talented calligrapher, Alice made ink dance on the page!

Avenues New York and São Paulo Students Collaborate on Policy

This past December, Avenues New York  launched Winter Seminar, a weeklong opportunity for middle grades students to investigate academic topics from a fresh perspective in half-day courses. I had a chance to offer a course that week that intentionally connected New York and São Paulo students to address social and cultural issues in our communities.


Building Avenues São Paulo

How do you build a New School of Thought? At each stage of Avenues São Paulo's construction, thousands of photo sequences were taken for an incredible time-lapse story. Watch our video to see the retrofit of the original building and the addition of a new wing which houses a theater, gym, and central atrium.

Campus Construction: A New Time Lapse

The construction of the Avenues São Paulo campus has been a remarkable endeavor. In this second edition of our time lapse video project, you can see exciting developments from January 2018 through April 2018.

Classrooms and Hallways

Each time we visit the Avenues São Paulo construction site, we see remarkable new developments. In the past few months, spaces have started to take shape. Now, we can see real classrooms and hallways. It is exciting to see how our architecture and design teams truly created spaces that reflect our core principles of innovation, sustainability and student-centered pedagogy.

New Interior Views

Have an inside look at the Avenues São Paulo campus, a 40,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art educational facility. The award-winning São Paulo architecture and interior design firms, Aflalo/Gasperini, Dante Della Manna and EKF Arquitetura de Exteriores, worked closely with Avenues designers, to build a campus that reflects Avenues’ core principles of innovation, sustainability, and student-centered pedagogy.

Campus Time Lapse

Construction continues to progress nicely at our beautiful Cidade Jardim campus which will soon be both a home for our community and a city landmark that São Paulo can be proud of. Our time-lapse video allows you to see Avenues São Paulo come to life.


Meet Sylvia Guimarães

Sylvia Guimarães has joined Avenues São Paulo as director of community engagement. Sylvia has extensive experience in education outreach, non-profit management, and social justice initiatives, especially in regards to literacy.

Meet Ryan Sawtell

Ryan Sawtell joins Avenues São Paulo as a lead World Course educator for Os Primeiros. In August he will join the full faculty to teach Mastery in the Secondary Division. Most recently, Ryan worked at Harlem Village Academies High, where he taught teaching Theory of Knowledge, Spanish, and European Art and Architecture. In this role he collaborated across academic departments to develop learner-centered curricula that link content knowledge and skills with relevant local and global issues.  

Meet Daniela Pannuti

Daniela Pannuti has joined Avenues São Paulo as an associate division head for the Primary Division. Daniela is an attentive and experienced early childhood professional committed to providing comprehensive and constructive support to students and faculty alike. She is also committed to research, continually pursuing questions and reexamining practices in teaching. Most of all, Daniela is passionate about facilitating the wonder of discovery in children.

Meet Abe Correa

Joining us from San Diego California, Abe Correa will be an associate head for the Secondary Division. Abe will be coming to Avenues with extensive experience in school leadership, and a passion for community empowerment and impact through education.

Meet Tiffany Walters

Tiffany Walters will be associate head for the Primary Division at Avenues São Paulo. She joins us from Shanghai Community International School (SCIS), where she has worked as a lower school teacher since 2012. 

Tiffany is known for her ability and drive to maintain a positive, safe, and productive learning environment. She believes deeply that helping others achieve their personal best is done through building positive, personal relationships.