Elementary Education in Federação and Pituba

Grades 1 to 5 | Ages 6 to 11

Our bilingual Elementary School in Salvador offers students a truly future-ready, global education, combining the traditional Brazilian curriculum with the world-recognized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP).

Elementary School students receive an exceptional bilingual education in English and Portuguese, develop their emotional intelligence in bespoke lessons, have creative and performing arts, sports, and technology classes, and benefit from some of the best and most innovative educational methodologies in the world, including the Reading and Writing Workshops from Columbia University.

With an Elementary School education from Gurilandia, students will be completely prepared for academic excellence in the subsequent school years and equipped with essential life skills to succeed in our globalized world.

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Why Choose our Elementary Education in Salvador, Bahia?

Our Elementary Schools in Federação and Pituba, Salvador, are a reference for providing children with a solid foundation and values for success in the next academic stages.

With the IB Primary Years Program framework, our Elementary School education not only imparts essential knowledge but also cultivates key 21st-century skills, from an entrepreneurial mindset to practical studying strategies, managing their workloads and time effectively, multilingual communication and collaboration skills, leadership, resilience, creativity, and critical thinking abilities. Our curriculum is further enriched with a wide range of extracurricular activities for students to explore their passions and hone their unique talents, from coding to swimming, football, jazz, musical theatre, capoeira, and many more.

Our school’s innovative and international approach, supported by Inspired Education Group’s infinite resources and cutting-edge technology tools, ensures we are constantly enhancing our offer and incorporating the best methodologies from around the globe, providing our students with a truly future-proof education.

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Our Elementary School Options

All students at Gurilandia Elementary School must attend school full-time, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Our Elementary School Curriculum

IB Primary Years Program

As an IB World School, our Elementary education follows the IB Primary Years Program’s transdisciplinary framework combined with an enriched Brazilian curriculum. This approach ensures the best learning outcomes and preparation to excel in the next academic stages, be it the IB pathway or the Brazilian curriculum.

Elementary School Subjects & Skills

Our young learners have weekly lessons of English and Portuguese language, as well as Math, Social and Natural Sciences, Emotional Intelligence, Innovation, Physical Education, Art, Drama, and Music, taught in both English and Portuguese. Our comprehensive and effective syllabus covers basic math operations, notions of space, scientific concepts, and other significant contents that will form the basis for key subjects in the future. Guided by expert teachers, our Primary students actively explore content by seeking answers, problem-solving, debating, and thinking critically, developing essential skills.

Incorporating the World's Best Practices

Our Elementary School education also incorporates some of the best programs in the world. These include the renowned Reading and Writing Project from Columbia University, both successfully proven methods that have become foundational to classrooms across the globe.

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Immersion in Languages

Our immersive bilingual education at Gurilandia Elementary School in Salvador is extremely effective, ensuring students develop exceptional communication and writing skills in both Portuguese and English. All subjects are taught in both languages and children learn subject contents in a complementary, non-repetitive way. Students are exposed to both languages in the classroom every day.

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Primary School Teachers

Our Elementary School students benefit from an exceptional team of highly qualified Primary Years teachers who deliver engaging lessons across subjects. Our experienced educators create a nurturing and challenging environment conducive to learning, motivating each child to go the extra mile and reach their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.

Always attentive and adaptable regarding each student's educational needs and interests, our Primary teachers inspire them to discover new passions and take their skills and talents to the next level. They also make sure that our students grow up with a solid set of values and develop the necessary knowledge, abilities, and tools to excel in the next stages of their education and beyond.

Elementary School Facilities

Our Elementary School facilities in both Federação and Pituba campuses are purpose-built (and brand new for Pituba) to provide the best learning experience for our students, inspiring them to reach their full potential in academics, sports, arts, and technology. All learning spaces are fully equipped with first-class resources to ensure your child excels in their studies.

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State-of-the-art Classrooms

Primary learners benefit from interactive classrooms with technology integration and a flexible layout allowing for different lesson styles, from collaboration, project work, and individual study time.

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Arts & Technology Rooms

Supported by specialist teachers, children can also develop their unique talents in music, drama, and visual arts in purpose-designed rooms for each discipline, besides having access to the school auditorium for presentations and a maker space for technology and innovation projects.

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Sports Facilities

With our sporting pillar, we strive to instill an active lifestyle and healthy habits in all our students. They can take advantage of our swimming pool and state-of-the-art sports courts to practice different team sports, gaining sportsmanship and teamwork skills.

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Common Areas

Our extensive facilities on both campuses also encompass a library, a cafeteria, and inviting recreational areas for students to relax and play together, in addition to secure parking.

Primary School Activities

Primary students at Gurilandia have access to a well-rounded curriculum, with sports, technology, and visual and performing arts lessons. In addition, pupils at both Federação and Pituba can take part in exciting after-school sports and enrichment activities which take place from Monday to Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Activities include:

  • Ballet
  • Judo
  • Futsal
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Capoeira
  • Swimming
  • Jazz
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Musical Theatre
  • Escoteiros

Additional Services at Gurilandia Elementary School

Lunch Service

Our Elementary School children have the option of purchasing lunch at the self-service school cafeteria daily. Menus are carefully prepared by a nutritionist to ensure all students enjoy healthy and wholesome meals. Families can also bring their children's lunch from home.

Language Support

Students joining us from other schools in Brazil or abroad may have varying levels of English proficiency, potentially falling below the expectations of our Primary School curriculum. To ensure all students succeed in our bilingual system, we have a bespoke support program to help new students improve their English proficiency levels.

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