Avenues São Paulo – Opening August 2018

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Something extraordinary is happening in Cidade Jardim. The planned campus of Avenues São Paulo, a 40,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art educational facility, will be coming to life. Nestled among iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, Avenues São Paulo will be a haven of security, tranquility and beauty in the midst of a bustling city. The award-winning São Paulo architecture, interior design and landscape design firms Aflalo & Gasperini, Dante Della Manna and Evani Kuperman Franco—working closely with Avenues: The World School designers—have created a blueprint that reflects Avenues’ core principles of innovation, sustainability and student-centered pedagogy. The result is a remarkable 15-grade school that is both quintessentially Avenues and authentically Brazilian—a world school in the truest sense.

Avenues São Paulo is a school with exceptional academic standards focused on ensuring that each student achieves his or her potential in intellectual endeavors, extracurricular activities and personal development. The school will enroll students from diverse backgrounds who share a desire to be active learners by embracing a rigorous educational experience.

How to Learn More about Avenues São Paulo

In March 2017 Avenues São Paulo will formally announce the details of its academic program, campus development and admissions plans for our August 2018 opening, including a calendar of parent information events. Interested parents are encouraged to get to know the leadership of Avenues and learn more about our curriculum, Cidade Jardim campus and early admissions opportunities by attending an event. To be included in our initial invitations, please fill out the information request form on this website and Avenues will keep you and your family apprised of all our developments and launch details.

An Extraordinary Leadership team

Among their many accomplishments, members of our founding team have held leadership positions at some of the most prestigious schools and educational organizations in both Brazil and America. Avenues São Paulo’s leadership team includes Hamilton Clark, currently Head of School at Avenues New York, who will soon become Head of School at Avenues São Paulo; John Ciallelo, former head of Chapel School, who will lead our Secondary Division (grades 6–12); and Anne Baldisseri, former head of early learning at St Paul’s School, who will serve as head of Primary Division (grades N–5). Lyle French, former Pedagogical Director at Escola Beit Yaacov, will be Director of Teaching and Learning; Lisa Peixoto, former Director of Admissions at Graded School, will be Director of Admissions; and Luciana D’Angelo, former senior executive with Pearson and Rosetta Stone, will serve as Director of Operations and Administration.


From left to right: Anne Baldisseri, John Ciallelo, Hamilton Clark, Lisa Peixoto, Luciana D’Angelo and Lyle French

Avenues New York and our Future Campuses


In fall 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its 15-grade campus in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood to 740 children, the largest independent school opening in America. Extraordinary care went into the making of this school. The Avenues New York leadership team brought together outstanding faculty and staff members and, with the input of educators around the globe, designed an innovative global curriculum. Four years later, Avenues has doubled its enrollment to nearly 1,500 students and has recently announced an expansion to increase capacity to 2,100 students. In addition to New York City and now São Paulo, Avenues is focused on opening new campuses in major cities throughout the world. Campuses in London, Shanghai, Mexico City, Miami, Silicon Valley, Doha and many other leading cities are currently in various stages of assessment, design and development. To learn more about Avenues: The World School please visit www.avenues.org.

Our Mission

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.

We will share our prosperity with those who need it, initially through traditional financial aid and, as we grow, in more innovative and broader-scale ways that leap the walls of our campuses.

We will provide our faculty and staff members a special place to pursue the science and art of teaching. We want to align the rewards of teaching more closely with the value it brings to society, provide teachers opportunities to deepen their skills and be a place where careers, in and out of the classroom, can flourish.

We will advance education by setting an example as an effective, diverse and accountable school; by continuously investing in ways to become better at what we do; and by making available our discoveries, large and small, to colleagues in the cause of education.

Contact and Inquiries

If you would like to learn more about Avenues Sao Paulo and stay up to date on developments, please fill out and submit the form on this site. Avenues will include on you in all our communications regarding upcoming events and early admissions opportunities. You may also learn about Avenues by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

For professional opportunities, please visit the Avenues Careers site. If you are interested in a position, make sure to apply only through this site and include a thoughtful cover letter in English. 

For all specific inquiries, please feel free to contact us at infosp@avenues.org.

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