EAC at a Glance
EAC publishs a school profile that is issued to colleges and universities around the world. The profile provides a snapshot of EAC and how our students perform.
More detailed information below:
Today, within our campus we bring together over seven-hundred students who represent more than twenty countries worldwide. These unique individuals bring to us their diverse backgrounds and interests and promote an environment that is both academically stimulating and full of lively character.
Average class size
The majority of our classes have 22 or fewer students.
Student Teacher Ratio
The student-faculty ratio at EAC is 6.8 to 1. The student will get to know his teacher very well. The teacher will push the student to achieve EAC’s high standards, while also giving him the support needed to succeed in this demanding academic environment.
Thirty five percent of the faculty holds a Master's degree or the equivalent, and more than 32 percent are US Citizens.
• Full-time class period (8:00am – 3:15pm) and after school activities
• Books and activity books included in tuition
• Cafeteria (managed by a nutritionist)
• Wireless environment
Get acquainted with some words and expressions that are part of the EAC experience!
AASB. Association of American Schools in Brazil.
AASSA. Association of American Schools in South America.
ACT. A type of college admittance standardized test.
AdvancEd. Parent organization of SACS CASI dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide through accreditation, research, and professional services.
Alumni. EAC former students.
Atlas. System which allows the community to visualize the EAC Curriculum.
Big 8 Tournament. Varsity tournament, students play Basketball and Soccer.
Bird Cage. From 1985 to 1989, EAC had a bird cage with four tucans close to the toddlers building. In 1989, the last tucan was donated to a local park and the cage became a nice resting area but kept its old name.
BP. Brazilian Program of Study.
CAS. Creativity, Action and Service. One of the three core activities of the IB Diploma Program. It requires that students actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom.
CIS. The Council of International Schools.
Coffee House. 1st semester Arts event where students, staff and community members participate.
DP. Diploma Program. Educational Program developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The IB Diploma Program is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students in grades 11 and 12.
EE. Extended Essay. One of the three core activities of the IB Diploma Program. It is a 4,000-word essay and is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Program subjects - normally one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB diploma.
ELL. English Language Learner.
Field Trip. Outdoor lessons which enhance the subjects taught at regular classes.
Giants. EAC mascot. The Sports Dept. at American Schools traditionally choose a mascot to represent them at competitions with other schools. The mascot becomes a part of who we are and what we do. Story goes that when EAC started there were only a few athletes to represent the school in the competitions but they were brave and proud enough to call themselves the Giants!
GPA. Grade Point Average.
IB. International Baccalaureate. Educational Program developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. AT EAC, we offer their Diploma Program for students aged 16 to 18.
Inter 8 Tournament. Varsity tournament, students play Volleyball and Futsal.
International Day. EAC event held in May to celebrate the cultural diversity of our community.
ISEF. International Science and Engineering Fair.
JV. Junior Varsity. Middle School sports team.
Knowledge Bowl. Knowledge tournament. Teams usually have 4 players, 1 alternate player and a coach.
Little 8 Tournament. JV tournament, students play Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer and Futsal.
Math Counts. Math tournament for middle school students. During the 1st semester we usually have the local tournament in São Paulo and a national tournament during the 2nd semester.
Math-a-thon. Elementary school activity where students solve math problems to raise money for needy or sick children.
MUN. Model United Nations. High school extracurricular activity.
NEASC. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
PAC. Parent Advisory Committee.
POWERSCHOOL. EAC portal that allows parents and students to see assignments, attendance and grades.
PSAT. Preparation for the SAT, a college admittance standardized test.
PLL. Portuguese Language Learner.
Rancho. The first tournaments were held at Rancho Ranieri – the reason why some students refers to them as “Rancho”. Since 1996, the tournaments have been held at Acampamento Nosso Recanto (NR) in Sapucaí Mirim.
Retreat. A ‘get-away’ held for 9th graders (one day) and 11th graders (overnight) where they are able to step back and reflect on past successes and upcoming challenges.
Room Mothers. Group of volunteer parents in the elementary school.
SAT. Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test). Standardized test for college admissions in the United States.
Sports Club. Elementary sports afterschool program.
STUCO. Student Council.
TOK. Theory of Knowledge. One of the three core activities of the IB Diploma Program. The objective of TOK is to guide students into a better understanding of what knowledge is and how they come to know.
Varsity. High School sports team.
Youth Art Night. 2nd semester Arts event which showcases visual, theatrical and musical art work of students.