Elementary School

Welcome to prospective and veteran Elementary parents!  Thank you for your interest in learning about the Elementary School program, 1st through 4th Grades, at OLM. 


Our overarching goal in the Elementary School is to prepare our students for the ever-changing world of the 21st Century.  We focus on the skills of  communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Our student-centered academic program stresses the foundational literacies for the 21st Century, and our social-emotional program (SEL) helps our children develop the character qualities needed to live happy and healthy lives.


In order to reach this goal, we use project-based learning activities (Gold-Standard PBL), a collaborative and flexible learning environment, promote growth mindset, and standards-based report cards in 1st through 3rd Grades.


Core classes include English, Portuguese, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Brazilian Social Studies.  Specials include Religion, Physical Education, Art, Music, Coding and Digital Education, and Social-Emotional lessons through the Guidance Program.  Individual differences are addressed through the learning specialists in our Learning Resource Center.


We thoroughly enjoy community celebrations, too, and invite you to join us for our International Festival, Halloween Party, Christmas Celebration, Festa Junina, amongst others. 


Most importantly, we believe “it takes a village to raise a child,” and we count on a strong home-School partnership. We invite you to be a part of this great school community!


Warmest  regards,


Marina Vanderput

Elementary School Principal

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Our Lady of Mercy School

R. Visconde de Caravelas, 48 Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil - CEP: 22271-022

Tel.: +55 (21) 2266-8250

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