To be a bilingual school, we count on an international program (besides the Brazilian curriculum) developed throughout students’ day with subjects taught mainly in English.
These classes follow a methodology created by Australian Educator David Marsh. It is called CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and seeks to integrate language teaching to content learning and to promote critical analysis and decision-making development. The goal is working on academic content in English, not only teaching a foreign language.
In Kindergarten and Lower School, we adopt the IPC (International Primary Curriculum), integrating English teaching to studies in Natural Sciences, Arts and Global Citizenship.
Subjects in the International Program:
• IPC (Lower School);
• English – Reading Workshop – Writing;
• Global Citizenship;
• Visual Arts;
• Physical Education (P.E.);
• Electives (9º – 11º grades) (Design Thinking, Spanish, Negotiation, Public Speaking, Marketing).
IPC – INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY CURRICULUM
Escola Eleva has adopted IPC in the elementary school. This complete interdisciplinary program is used in more than 90 countries and 1800 schools throughout the world, also adopted by grade levels in Elementary School in Eleva. IPC focuses on both personal and academic abilities, besides providing an international perspective.
IPC classes are organized in eight to ten week units structured around a common theme. The thought-provoking themes are relevant and stimulating to inspire student curiosity.
This methodology allows for broader autonomy for the teacher to relate different fields of knowledge, adopting the best practices throughout the course. An extensive community of teachers around the world actively share materials and resources, such as links, videos and class plannings, promoting continuous enhancement of the curriculum.
Escola Eleva Botafogo is an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP).
For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.