- Our Mission
- Our Vision
- Our Beliefs
- Diversity & Inclusion Statement
- Global Citizenship
- Learning Principles
Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character, and bold in vision.
Learners Inspiring Learners
Inquisitive in Life:
EAB learners are curious, initiate their own learning, challenge the status quo, and embrace new opportunities.
Principled in Character:
EAB learners take ownership for their decisions and growth and act with integrity and compassion.
Bold in Vision:
The American School of Brasilia is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that embraces difference with compassion, respect, and acceptance. Diversity is considered in its broadest definition to include race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, religion, political persuasion, physical, cognitive or social ability, as well as other forms of identity. In recognition of its fundamentally international and Brazilian character, EAB seeks to attract an ever greater diversity of students, faculty, and administrators. EAB recognizes that our community is particularly strengthened by the inclusion of students with diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities and strives to meet the unique needs of all of its students.
At EAB, we're always looking to the future and aiming to best prepare our students to step forward confidently into the world. Our mission is clear: each member of our community strives to be a “learner inspiring learners.” As we think about the ever-changing world around us, it's more critical than ever that we educate a new generation of global citizens. We wanted to be certain we had a shared understanding of what it means to be a global citizen, so we gathered the opinions of our students, teachers, and administrators to help us discover what exactly that phrase means and how to bring it to life. At the end of our brainstorming, EAB came up with its own definition of global citizenship:
A global citizen at The American School of Brasilia engages inquisitively and compassionately with our local and global communities, treats all of humanity with dignity, and collaborates with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable, and equitable.
We're not only excited about our definition and what it represents, but even more excited about moving forward as a community to make sure we're all living this definition as we take intentional steps toward making our world a better place. To gain a better understanding of the wonderfully diverse thoughts from EAB students about global citizenship, feel free to watch the video below.
Learning is a lifelong personalized endeavor.
EAB students are encouraged to be learners for life. Learning how to learn is a fundamental part of our PK-12 curriculum. Learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom.
Learners learn best with voice and choice.
Wherever possible, EAB students are included in decisions about what, why, and how they learn. Teachers encourage students to make their own choices, within the requirements of the curriculum.
Learning is an active process.
EAB students are taught to be active participants in their own learning. They understand the purpose of all learning experiences and see the connections to their own lives.
Learning occurs best in a safe, mutually respectful environment.
Together EAB teachers and students create classroom cultures that are socially and emotionally safe and respectful.
Learners require feedback for growth.
EAB students know that learning is about growth, and they expect to receive feedback from teachers, their peers, and themselves about how they can continuously improve.
Learning inspires passionate engagement.
Wherever possible, EAB students are provided with opportunities to become passionate about what they have learned and to share this passion with others.
Learning is a reflective practice.
Being a reflective learner who engages in metacognition is fundamental to EAB's learning programs.
Learning from failure requires a growth mindset.
EAB students are aware that failing forward is a positive step to becoming a lifelong learner.
Learners are motivated and engaged by appropriate challenges.
EAB students are encouraged to engage in learning experiences that are at their own personalized level, both challenging and supported.