In 2006, ABA established a pioneering bilingual school in Recife in partnership with the Maple Bear Canadian School system. Its purpose was to offer Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education according to international standards with an innovative and bilingual approach inspired by the Canadian Education system that is a world reference in Education, more specifically, in bilingual education.
In its growth, it developed the Semi-Integral System for Elementary School children providing more opportunities for the expansion of knowledge areas with a consistent pedagogical structure in the preparation of children for the globalized world.
With a curriculum open to new internationally developed educational opportunities and an interactionist sociocultural vision, by the end of 2011 ABA joined a network of high level schools in education, IB World School, by becoming a candidate school for certification.
In 2016, after an extensive experience as a candidate school, ABA Global School became an IB certified school even more engaged in promoting Global Education, with a comprehensive view of world connections through the Primary Years Program (PYP). The program values student’s prior knowledge, experiences and interests as important contributors to their learning. The child is urged to be creative and responsible for their learning by having more intense experiences inside and outside the classroom. The child also has the opportunity to develop essential attributes for humans with the IB Student Profile: The Learner Profile.
In 2017, ABA became the first private school in Pernambuco to be part of UNESCO’s network of associated schools, a network of projects involving principles such as building a culture of peace, promoting education for sustainable development and educating generations aware of their role as creators of global citizenship.