Pan American School of Bahia elementary division provides a joyful and rigorous learning environment to students in grade 1 through grade 5. The students learn in two languages, English and Portuguese. The program is taught by Brazilians and ex-patriots who collaborate to create a cohesive curriculum. As of 2017, PASB has been accepted as a candidate school for the Primary Years Program. This is the elementary division of the International Baccalaureate Organization, which prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom (ibo.org).