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.

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

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

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


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!

Avenues Faculty Embarks

Before welcoming students, 150 talented and inspired Avenues São Paulo educators immersed themselves in a transformative professional learning program—Embark 1.2. See the spark that was created as they came together to build a New School of Thought.

Os Primeiros Design | Final Design Challenge

At Avenues, students are challenged to solve real-life problems through design thinking. This year, 10th grade students developed sustainable solutions to make Avenues São Paulo a zero-waste campus. Watch our video to see high-impact learning in action

Cognition, Language Immersion and Literacy

At Avenues, all children learn a second language through immersion. In this article, Cristine Conforti, head of the Brazilian Program and Anne Baldisseri, head of Primary Division, explain how language immersion for young children can drive remarkable cognitive leaps in literacy.

Avenues New York: Music Connects Small World and Upper Division Students

Avenues New York's Small World program for 2-year-olds enjoys regular visits from Upper Division music students. These visits are special because of the way they connect students both big and little in an engaging and memorable way that incorporates music, dance and sensory experiences.


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.

Construction Update - December

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.

Recently, we conducted a tour of the new campus for our current Avenues São Paulo team, as well as our new faculty and staff members. All who attended were amazed at how quickly the construction has progressed, at how large and spacious the school will be, and how well designed the campus is for all of our needs. 


Meet Aaron Van Borek

Aaron Van Borek will join Avenues São Paulo in August as an instructional coach for the Primary Division. In this role, he will inspire and empower teachers with professional development to improve student learning. Aaron is known for his deep understanding of curriculum design, project­-based learning, assessment development, as well as skillful facilitation of collaborative teamwork among teachers. ​​​​​​

Meet Viviane Alves

Viviane Alves will join Avenues São Paulo as a mathematics teacher for the Secondary Division. Viviane joins us from the Escola Suíço-Brasileira de São Paulo, where she has held several faculty roles in mathematics, science and technology education. She has also consulted leadership on educational technology, head of the natural sciences department and has provided extensive teacher training on science and science education. 

Meet Kristin Damberger

Kristin Damberger will join Avenues São Paulo as an associate head for the Secondary Division. In her role, Kristin will develop a passionate community of educators who create powerful, meaningful and personalized learning experiences that challenge the status quo.

Meet Rui Zanchetta

Rui Zanchetta will join Avenues São Paulo as Co.Lab coordinator for the Secondary Division. In this role, he will use Co.Lab technology and design thinking to leverage learning across the Secondary Division. Rui will also teach design and engineering to 6th grade students, as well as creative computation in 6th through 8th grade.

Meet Inês Moura

Inês Moura will be joining Avenues São Paulo in January 2018 as an art and design teacher for Os Primeiros. In August, she will join the faculty as an art teacher in the Primary Division.