Principal’s Welcome Letter​

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Elementary School at the American School of Recife.

The ES is a happy place where children ages 6-11 years old grow, learn, and have fun. The international school setting at EAR enrolls students from Brazil and worldwide, forming friendships, new experiences, and developing a global perspective in a stimulating environment making the most of these developmental formative learning years. 

We are dedicated to providing a safe environment that is conducive to the academic and social-emotional growth of every student. We know that each child has strengths and we help them build on these, allowing for their individuality, diversity, and uniqueness. Our highly trained staff use a wide variety of instructional resources and frequent formative and summative assessments to monitor student learning. They use this information to design instruction that addresses the individual needs and learning styles of all students. Our curriculum is designed following the AERO Common Core Standards in the areas of Reading, Language Arts, Writing, Math, and Social Studies. We also follow the Next Generation Science Standards. Every effort is made to develop higher-level thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and academic and social vocabulary.

Our school uses evidence-based learning approaches to teach all subject areas, including readers & writers workshop, balanced literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and 21st-century technology. All instruction is taught in English. Our specialist curriculum includes Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish. The Brazilian Studies department provides daily Portuguese instruction and weekly Brazilian History and Geography. Our teachers use standards to design teaching and learning and differentiate instruction to ensure every student receives the support they need to be successful.  

EAR’s Core Values of Community, Integrity, and Learning are the foundation of who we are.

Here we make your children future-ready!

Mr. Daniel Conzelman
ECC and ES Principal