The Eleva School curriculum, as a great differential, promotes the dialogue between the Common National Curricular Base (BNCC) which is the Ministry of Education National reference for the formulation of curricula for all Brazilian schools and different external programs. These programs include international references, such as the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the Project AERO, and the International Baccalaureate (IB). The competencies and skills presented in these programs function as the backbone of our curriculum and we derive our learning objectives from them.
Common National Curricular Base (BNCC)
National reference for the formulation of curricula for all Brazilian schools, BNCC defines the essential learning that all students must develop throughout basic education. These learnings aim to ensure the development of general skills which speak directly to our pillars of academic excellence, life intelligence, and global citizenship.
International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) are two segments of an international and interdisciplinary curriculum that caters the student from Infant 3 through the 5th year of Elementary School I. The IEYC and the IPC provide personal and academic skills development, closely aligned with the BNCC, in addition to following strict international parameters. Based on the Project Methodology, this curriculum emphasizes the research capacity development and the raising of hypotheses about each topic presented, promoting critical thinking and comparisons of the same knowledge from different disciplinary perspectives.
Our Language Arts curriculum (English classes) is based on the AERO (American Education Reaches Out) Project, developed by the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools to support schools outside the US that implement an American curriculum. It is in line with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), used in several American states as a common curriculum basis.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
From the 10th year onwards, the school offers students the option to earn the Diploma or take some subjects of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). The IBDP program lasts two years and its curriculum aims to develop skills that foster research, information, and solidarity. The program enjoys worldwide recognition and is perfectly aligned with the mission, pillars, core values, and methodologies of Eleva School. The IBDP curriculum needs individual accreditation for each unit and currently is only available at the Botafogo campus (the only unit that today offers high school education).