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A Message From Cristine Conforti, Head of Brazilian Program
Cristine Conforti, Head of Brazilian Program

"Digo: o real não está na saída nem na chegada: ele se dispõe para a gente é no meio da travessia." Guimarães Rosa, "Grande Sertão: Veredas"

"I say: that which is real belongs neither at the beginning nor at the end, but rather reveals itself in the midst of the path." Guimarães Rosa, "Great Backlands: Paths"

You have accepted our invitation to join us on a unique journey. Why did we decide to start such an adventure? What will be the route? Where will it go? 

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A Message from John Ciallelo, Head of Secondary Division
John Ciallelo, Head of Secondary Division

The beginning of a new campus, like the dawning of a new day, reminds us that the future holds infinite possibilities.  I am grateful you have joined Avenues São Paulo because of your commitment to our mission, and I look forward to July when we join together to combine the impressive talents that each of us possess.  Our journey together will be filled with excitement, creativity, hard work and thought-provoking challenges. As we begin this adventure, I wish everyone the greatest success as we welcome new students and families to Avenues São Paulo and to a New School of Thought.

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A Message from Anne Baldisseri, Head of Primary Division
Anne Baldisseri

As I try to imagine the first day of school at Avenues São Paulo, my mind takes me back to all the academic year beginnings I have been part of - these are always full of excitement, expectancy and fresh ideas. Then I envisage the tenfold opportunity that August 2018 will bring. A new school community of teachers, children and parents will be able to come together to build a culture where the values of welcome, safety and respect permeate everything we do.

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Mission Statement

We will graduate students who are accomplished in the academic skills one would expect; at ease beyond their borders; truly fluent in a second language; good writers and speakers one and all; confident because they excel in a particular passion; artists no matter their field; practical in the ways of the world; emotionally unafraid and physically fit; humble about their gifts and generous of spirit; trustworthy; aware that their behavior makes a difference in our ecosystem; great leaders when they can be, good followers when they should be; on their way to well-chosen higher education; and, most importantly, architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.

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