Secondary Division

John CialleloWelcome to the Secondary Division of Avenues São Paulo, a learning community dedicated to global citizenship, creativity and critical thinking for students in 6th through 12th grade. After several years in New York, I am delighted to return to São Paulo to help lead this extraordinary new school and look forward to working with families to build a strong and vibrant community.

The middle and upper grades are times of remarkable physical and intellectual growth for students. Our Secondary Division curriculum has been designed to both challenge and support our learners while expanding their global horizons. In the World Course, students begin to grapple with some of the most pressing issues faced by the global community in the 21st-century and learn how to be better speakers, listeners and writers in the process. Across the curriculum, our program emphasizes interdisciplinary study, project-based learning and deep critical thinking—optimal preparation for the rigors of college.

We understand that moving to a new school can be daunting. At Avenues São Paulo we are committed to providing a welcoming and caring environment for incoming students. In the Secondary Division, our exceptional faculty and deans of students support students throughout their journey at Avenues, providing emotional, academic and social support for each and every member of our community. Our school is founded on the principles of welcome, safety, and respect—and we take those principles very seriously.

We are proud to be a part of a growing global system of campuses connected by a common vision and shared educational objectives. Since opening in 2012, Avenues has established itself as one of New York’s great independent schools and we couldn’t be more pleased to bring Avenues: The World School to São Paulo.

Head of Secondary Division



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The Upper Division is where the basics of a strong education are enriched by an approach that places the student at the center of scholarly and experiential exploration. First and foremost, Avenues is dedicated to exceptional educational standards.

- Judy Fox

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