May 7, 2020
Maria Felicia's family have started a fund for annual scholarships in the name of Maria Felicia to help students from the American School of Brasilia (EAB) who would like to pursue university studies or work in the performing or visual arts. The fund will pay school fees or other educational costs to a student each year, selected through an essay contest and assessed by EAB teachers based on the student's expressed passion, talent, interest and need. The first scholarship will be awarded on May 30, 2020.
May 7, 2020
The school’s newspaper, Bullseye, is proud to present the 2019-2020 Print Edition. Because of the school’s closure due to COVID-19, we were unable to distribute the newspaper in person. However, while a virtual “send-out” isn’t exactly what we had in mind, we trust that you will find this digital version equally enjoyable.
November 13, 2019
Coming up November 23rd from 10am to 1pm our annual Book Fair, this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the man on the moon! The theme 'to the moon and back' suggests how much we love reading! To introduce the theme and inspire the Upper School students, our librarian Karla Veras was able to promote this unique experience of talking to astronaut Barbara Morgan.
August 15, 2019
The Group 4 Project is a required project that all of the students in IB Biology, Chemistry, and Physics classes must undergo together, which stresses collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach to scientific research.
August 15, 2019
Today, Friday August 16th, the Upper School at EAB will open its doors to the EAB Community for our annual Open House. The purpose of this event is not only to give families the opportunity to experience part of a normal day on our campus but also to allow the Upper School Principals to discuss the EAB Learner Profile and its importance to the healthy development of students.
April 18, 2019
The Brazilian National High School Evaluation (Enem) was created to evaluate the knowledge of students who graduate from High School. It has grown over time and is essential for those who want to participate in Brazilian Federal Government programs and to have access to higher education.
April 18, 2019
The IB visual Arts exhibition was a real hit last Saturday, April 13th. We had 11 students exhibiting and their family and friends came to support them. Students confidently talked about their work and the viewers were curious and asked many questions.
April 11, 2019
As the class of 2019 prepares to graduate, I would like to celebrate the success this group of students has had in preparing for the next stage of their lives. While many of our students are planning on serving in their country’s military, staying in Brazil for work or further study, or taking a gap year, those who have applied to universities around the world have been extraordinarily successful.
April 4, 2019
The EAB Seniors Celebration Breakfast will be held on Tuesday 30th April from 8-10am. In the spirit of international-mindedness, we are requesting that everyone bring at least one breakfast dish from your home country to share with the EAB Community. The hope is that each family brings only enough food for 6-8 people. If all families participate we should have enough for everyone to enjoy.
March 21, 2019
April’s visit from Freedom From Chemical Dependency is a major part in our efforts to empower our students to understand the possible dangers of drug and alcohol use early in life and give them the knowledge they need to make informed choices. Included in the week-long visit is a family meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 5:30 PM in the Upper School iCommons. I hope to see you there. More details will be provided as the date of FCD's visit approaches.
February 28, 2019
Dear EAB Grade 10 and 11 Students and Parents, We cordially invite you to the University Information Evening to be held on March 13, 2018 in the Upper School iCommons at 6:30pm. This year’s event will include information about applying to universities outside of Brazil in the countries our students most often apply to, which include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Holland and other parts of Europe. The event will be held in English.
February 21, 2019
In the next school year, the Upper School will be continuing its move to standards-based grading by adopting a new 1-7 Scale. Students will still be graded but will no longer receive a percentage grade.
December 12, 2018
In the spirit of growing MUN at the middle school level, international schools in Brazil and Chile have begun to host Middle School MUN Conferences. Our very own middle school delegation had the opportunity to attend CHIMUN, a middle school MUN conference that was held at the International School Nido de Aguilas December 7-9.
December 6, 2018
EAB's mission statement calls for students and staff to be principled in character and bold in vision. We are happy to be able to share when members of our community strive to take this to heart and translate it into action.
November 28, 2018
The annual December Bands and Choir Concert is happening next Tuesday, December 4th at 7:30pm. This concert will feature an eclectic mix of vocal and instrumental music ranging from classical works such as Brahms' "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" to selections from the Tim Burton film "The Nightmare before Christmas" to Christmas classics such as "Angels We Have Heard on High."
November 20, 2018
Little is of more importance to a student than making sure we provide learning experiences that further student learning, inspire improvement, and ignite passion. Therefore, a team of teachers, counselors, and leaders in the High School have been working since late October on defining the courses to be offered in the 2019-2020 school year. Next week we will begin the process of creating student schedules for August and this is where we need parent help.
November 14, 2018
The SAT is an exam many universities in the United States and some other countries around the world use as one of the factors they consider when making admissions decisions. For those students who are interested in getting personalized extra help, EAB has partnered with Higher Ground Learning, an American company that specializes in international test prep, to host an SAT prep class taught by expert instructors.
November 14, 2018
EAB has created a new upper school policy regarding Non-School Employees on campus. Non-School Employees are people working for the families of students but are not employed by EAB. Non-School Employees include personal drivers, domestic help, company or embassy employees, etc.
November 9, 2018
Meet our next guest artist for the Seniors' Wall, Camilla Santos, aka. Siren.
October 18, 2018
Halloween has always been a favorite event at EAB, but this year STUCO is taking the holiday a step further by organizing EAB’s first-ever Halloween movie night on October 26th at 7pm (mark your calendars!) in the Auditorium.
October 4, 2018
The Brazilian Program Department of EAB (DEB) informs that the registration for PAS/UnB can be done from Oct. 5th to 25th, 2018 via internet only.
October 4, 2018
Here at EAB, we have been working for many years now to improve the assessment, grading and reporting systems that are implemented in the Upper School (Grades 6-12).
September 6, 2018
The High School English Department is proud to present this year’s first-semester edition of THE MOTH. It is an initiative that celebrates the power of stories. As we prepare students to enter into an ever-changing world full of different stories from different places, EAB students have the opportunity to dive headlong into the storytelling experience.
August 30, 2018
We would like to celebrate the success of our Grade 11 and 12 students who took the SAT in the 2017/18 academic year. The SAT is an exam taken by many students around the world who are applying to universities in the United States and other countries.
May 10, 2018
Our Grade 11 students will be presenting an independent presentation based on a number of topics in the Theory of Knowledge(TOK) syllabus. Our students have to present to their TOK teacher as part of their final assessment IB grade.
April 19, 2018
Due to the IB exams, which will happen from April 26 to May 18, the US iCommons will be closed. Learn how the students can check out books during that period using our book delivery service.
March 22, 2018
The High School English Department is proud to present two different initiatives that celebrate the power of stories and writing in our world. As we prepare students to enter into an ever-changing world full of different stories from different places, EAB students have the opportunity to dive headlong into storytelling and writing like never before.
March 5, 2018
Come see artwork from our talented IB students! The IB Art Show will be Monday, March 12th at 7 pm and will remain on display through the 18th.
February 22, 2018
From February 26 to March 2 our seniors will be taking the IB Mock Exams. We kindly ask for mindfulness and silence around the US i-Commons throughout the exam period.
February 22, 2018
On March 7 and 8, the Upper School will host Parent-Teacher Conferences for the second time this year. In response to parent and teacher feedback from the first semester conferences, changes have been made to the format. Specifically, families in the Middle School will have conferences split over two days.
February 21, 2018
You can't browse the shelves, but you can search the US iCommons Catalog.
February 8, 2018
EAB MUN is returning from what has become the annual international conference, and this year was the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC). It proved to be an exciting opportunity where student delegates spent the weekend in one of America’s great cities developing their abilities to cooperate and engage with peers from around the world who are equally passionate and motivated to solve global issues.
January 24, 2018
This is an opportunity to have any questions answered and an update on the IB program. Check here each grade IB Parents Meeting date:
December 14, 2017
29th and 30th January 2018 ∙ Math and Reading 5th February 2018 ∙ Language Usage
December 14, 2017
Dear High School Parents, Over the past two weeks we have begun to implement the new access control system. The purpose of the system is to increase security for our students and to be able to immediately know if a student is on campus or not in the time of an emergency. To improve this security we need your help.
December 13, 2017
Dear EAB Community, EAB's Athletic Department is excited to announce the "try-out" dates for the 2017/2018 school year (2nd semester):
December 6, 2017
Join us for an afternoon of Music, Drama Art & Technology at our 6th Grade Presentations on December 14th, from 1:50 to 3:20pm.
November 29, 2017
The EAB has partnered with Higher Ground Learning, an American Company that specializes in internacional test prep, to host an SAT prep class taught by expert instructors.
November 9, 2017
Dear Students and Parents, As you know, Physical Education is mandatory for obtaining the Brazilian diploma. If a student does not pass this subject they will compromise obtaining their diploma. For those students that practice any physical activity at EAB, the attendance will be checked by the extracurricular activities teachers and will be added to the report card.
November 8, 2017
A fundamental component as we fulfill the EAB Vision to "Positively impact the world through excellence in academics..." is the student scheduling process. This week students and parents begin a process of collaboration with EAB Faculty to create a class schedule for the 2018-2019 school year that challenges each individual with a balanced, intense learning experience.
October 26, 2017
Over the past four years we have gone through many iterations of the parent-teacher conference, from removing two instructional days so parents can schedule specific 15 minute meetings with teachers to asking parents to only schedule meetings with teachers from 3:10-4:00 p.m. after the school day is done. Though we are committed to not losing instructional days for conferences, we are not completely comfortable not having a designated day for teachers and parents to meet.
October 25, 2017
Get Out Of My Hair! - November 3rd and 4th (4pm & 7:30pm) - Admittance is free. Next weekend, on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, the 4th, the EAB Theater Department will perform the classics French farce "Get Out of My Hair!" recreated.
September 6, 2017
The EAB Talent Show is an event that provides the opportunity for students to perform their talents that are not usually explored inside the classrooms. An opportunity for students to give us a glimpse of what they are capable and passionate about. The event will act as a helping hand, a fundraiser for the Senior Class prom.
August 31, 2017
On Friday morning all students in the Upper School will receive their first EAB Learner Profile report. Eight times a year students receive an update on how they are performing in each class when measured against the Learner Profile Indicators and Descriptors (below) for each of the four dispositions: Engaged, Principled, Collaborative, Contributing.
August 24, 2017
Dear students and families, You are cordially invited to attend the KIC UnivAssist 2017 Fall American University Tour in Brazil.
August 21, 2017
MAP Testing will begin August 21st- September 2nd As a reminder MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress. Maths (Grades 2-10), Reading (Grades 2-10) and Language Usage( Grade 2-10) This is an external assessment tool that adjusts the difficulty of each question.
August 17, 2017
Dear Parents There has been some amendments made to the Assessment Policy for 2017-2018. The rationale for these changes came about from both staff and student feedback and also with the goal of supporting our students to improve academic rigour. In addition it allows our students to be more aligned with the International Baccalaureate, Brazilian Programme and Universities worldwide. In making these minor adjustments we adhered to the spirit of the underlying principles of the assessment policy while modifying the way these principles are implemented.
August 10, 2017
Maggie Moon is the Literacy Liaison and Coach at The School at Columbia University. Before working there, she was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the NYC Public School System, and then became a Senior Staff Developer for The Reading and Writing Project, at Teachers College, Columbia University.
August 3, 2017
Dear Athletes, Welcome to the 2017-2018 season! This year we will start on the right foot and will have a great Try-out-clinic and learning opportunity of training at a college level with the possibility of a scholarship at Rosemont College; all lead by their soccer head coach David Carvalho, here at EAB. Save the date: August 10-12.
August 3, 2017
On Friday, August 18 the Upper School at EAB will open its doors to the EAB Community for our annual Open House. The purpose of this event is not only to give families the opportunity to meet the Upper School Faculty but also to have them experience part of a normal day on our campus.
June 8, 2017
On behalf of the entire Upper School Faculty and Staff, I thank the EAB Community for a great year. Together we have a singular purpose to provide the young men and women of our school with the best learning environment for their personal, social and academic growth. It is a pleasure to be part of such a group and we are honored to be Bulls! It is a great time to be at EAB!
June 1, 2017
Please be aware of the upcoming events as we finish the school year. HS Final Exams began today and will continue through Tuesday. Other major events are below in the "Upcoming Events" section.
May 25, 2017
On Tuesday, May 30 the Upper School PTO will host a coffee to support parents and students who are transitioning to a new phase of the EAB Education next year. We will have specific sessions to welcome parents in the following areas:
May 18, 2017
18, 2017 Senior Week: This week is the last for the Senior of the Class of 2017. At EAB we try to make the final days as EAB students both beautiful and memorable. Yesterday the Seniors gave back to the community by hosting a breakfast for faculty, maintenance and security and then, after a two-hour rehearsal for Saturday's graduation ceremony, enjoyed the annual tradition of the Senior Picnic.
May 11, 2017
Graduation day for the Class of 2017 is only a week away. This very special event will be streamed live via Livestream and friends and family from all over the world can share in the magical moment. Click here to access the link for the Livestream site.
May 4, 2017
Today (Thursday) through Tuesday, May 8, all students in Grades 6-10 will complete the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test. This test will provide important data about student progress, both on an individual and schoolwide level, that will allow us not only to measure the effectiveness of our programs but also will empower us to better individualize instruction and learning for the needs of each child.
April 27, 2017
A recent article from BBC highlights an international study by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) "that measures student well-being and how young people feel about their lives." That article is here.
April 20, 2017
On Thursday, April 27 the Class of 2017 will begin the IB examination period. The IB Exams are a culmination of two years of work for your sons and daughters and it is appropriate that we celebrate their efforts before the testing sessions begin. We therefore ask you to help us coordinate an IB Celebration Breakfast on Wednesday, April 26 from 9:00-9:45 a.m. In keeping with the international spirit of the IB Organization, we ask that you prepare a breakfast dish from your home country to share with the IB students, their parents and their teachers. The hope is that each family bring only enough food for 6-8 people. If all families participate we should have enough for everyone to enjoy.
April 13, 2017
Each year students in 11th grade taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma are required to present their Extended Essay (EE) to a group of panelists comprised of teachers, administrators, students and parents.
March 30, 2017
As part of part of EAB's ongoing effort to empower students to lead healthy, safe and balanced lives, in April students in the Upper School will participate in a Health and Wellness program that teaches children and teenagers about wellness and personal safety. During five 45-minute sessions during Physical Education classes, the Middle School and High School Counselors, Ms. Isabel Mader and Dr. Gavin Hornbuckle respectively, will present research-based, age-appropriate lessons to help students learn about their changing bodies and brains, skills to prevent or interrupt cycles of bullying, and identify healthy and unhealthy personal behaviors and relationships.
March 23, 2017
As one of the Pillars of our school, service is a fundamental part of the comprehensive EAB Education. Two recent projects, one by the National Honor Society and the other by EduArtes, highlight the good work being done by EAB students to serve others. Please read highlights from those two projects below.
March 16, 2017
Since I wrote last week, four events took place that highlight the Upper School's ongoing commitment to meeting our Vision "To positively impact the world through excellence in academics, activities, arts, leadership, and service".
March 9, 2017
On Thursday, March 16 the Class of 2017 will host the annual EAB Fashion Show. The event begins at 7:30 in the auditorium. The Seniors decided to use the talents of one of their classmates, Aloysio Campos de Paz, and members of the EAB Community to create a series of magazine covers (EAB Glamour) to promote the event.
February 23, 2017
Since my arrival at EAB nearly four years ago I have said many, many times that I have never known students who are warmer or more kind than those in our Upper School. I have also commented many times since my arrival about the excellence of the Model United Nations program at EAB and how our delegates are the equals of any MUN students in the world.
February 16, 2017
Last week I wrote about the impressive power of student leaders at EAB because of the profound, and very public, positive affect they have had on EAB and Brasília.
February 9, 2017
This past Saturday the students of EAB hosted the first-ever TEDxYouth@EAB event on our campus.
February 2, 2017
Over the past months the process students will use to choose courses for the 2017-2018 school year has been discussed various times.
January 26, 2017
Every semester the Upper School Leadership Team reviews the Upper School Student Handbook to ensure that the policies and procedures that guide our learning environment are in line with the Mission, Vision, and Beliefs of EAB.
January 19, 2017
It was great to see the student on campus on Tuesday. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious and they are truly what makes EAB a great place to be.
January 12, 2017
Welcome back! I hope you you had a wonderful holiday with your families and that everyone is looking forward to another great semester in the Upper School of EAB. Please be reminded that school begins on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:00 a.m.
December 16, 2016
As the semester draws to a close it is important that as we look forward to the holiday, we also turn an eye to the beginning of the second semester and the work to begin immediately in January 2017.
December 8, 2016
Today, Thursday, December 8, all Upper School students will have time to predict their Learner Profile scores for the semester. Remember that the EAB Learner Profile is built around four key dispositions: Engaged, Principled, Collaborative, Contributing.
December 1, 2016
Inherent in international education is the fact that every year talented and cherished members of the EAB Faculty make the decision to leave the school. Saying goodbye to colleagues and friends each June is one of the most difficult aspects of working at an international school.