Traditional Curriculum

The curriculum at Eleva are geared toward developing each student’s maximum potential. To this end, we strive to balance theory and practice, ensuring that the content remains grounded in everyday questions and concerns. This promotes engagement and motivates the student, more and more, to understand the world and have meaningful interactions with it.

Our curriculum is divided into two strands of knowledge: the Traditional Strand and the Innovative Strand
The traditional disciplines encompass the subjects required by the MEC, which are grouped, beginning in first grade, into the following areas of study:

Languages, Codes and their Technologies (Languages and Literature, P.E. and Arts)
Math and Natural Sciences (Physical and biological sciences)
Social Sciences (History, Geography, Philosophy and Sociology)

Hannah Arendt (1906, Germany – 1975, New York) writer of books and  society, education and political essays, among other fields of knowledge,  defines tradition as “the leading thread that guides us with safety throughout broader past fields” (ARENDT, 1954). We take this Arendt concept into our curricular structure, based on accumulated knowledge along human history  – which is called at Eleva “Traditional Curriculum”  – and those modern insights, named by us “Innovative Curriculum”.

Traditional covers all disciplines required by MEC, since primary education, such as:

Languages, codes and technology (Languages, Literature, Physical Education and Arts);
Math and Nature Science (Physical and Biological Sciences);
Human Sciences (History, Geography, Philosophy and Sociology)

Primary Education

Math
Portuguese
Composition
English
History
Geography
Physical Education

 

Middle Years

Math
Portuguese
Composition
English
History
Sciences (6th-8th)
Physics (9th)
Chemistry (9th)
Biology (9th)
Physical Education

High School

Math
Portuguese/Literature
Composition
English
History
Geography
Physics (9th)
Chemistry (9th)
Biology (9th)
Physical Education
Sociology
Philosophy
Spanish