We are an international network of Open Learning Schools with an innovative educational proposal, of high performance and assured quality, based on solid values and with the experience of some of the best pedagogues in the world.
Inspired by Escola da Ponte (Portugal) and Escola Aberta de São Paulo (Brazil), this model of education departs from the traditional model, with no formal classroom structure with classes, subjects, and serial classrooms.
Our network is maintained by the Vermilion Group, which for 13 years has been dedicated to the education market, present in more than 9 countries and 4 continents, with a history of commitment and responsibility for the training of global citizens.
Educator, anthropologist, and pedagogue, born in Portugal and creator of Escola da Ponte.
She is an educator, consultant in innovative education, lecturer, and founder of Escola Aberta de São Paulo.
With vast experience in early childhood education, Mónica is the Pedagogical Director of Open Learning in Portugal.
He is the founder of Open Learning and wants to make Open Learning School the standard pedagogy in schools around the world.
Children are encouraged to develop and seek their autonomy from birth, and it is up to us to give them the freedom and tools to develop it. With growing autonomy comes self-confidence, self-control, self-esteem, and the development of critical thinking.
We recognize the importance of being respectful and cultivating the exercise of empathy. Thus, we will understand and lovingly accept the other person in their individuality, treating them as we would like to be treated, without offenses or discrimination. This is one of the premises for living together in harmony.
With the awareness that responsibility involves all of us to contribute to a common good, we assume an attitude of accountability, cooperation, and integrity. Therefore, we are responsible for our surroundings – environment, animal and human, family, community.
We try to help each other, not only as a family, but also with friends, educators, and the local community. In order to act, it is important to know the desires and needs. There is a responsibility to understand that we are all interconnected and interdependent on the planet.
You want to be part of a revolutionary pedagogy.
You want to be part of the same school as the founders of Escola da Ponte and Escola Projeto Âncora.
You want to be part of a School of international dimension and projection.
You don’t agree with today’s School and you want to be part of the change.
You want to be part of one of the largest education groups in Europe
“I don’t distinguish ‘early childhood education’ from ‘education.’ There is no such thing as special education because all education is special. ‘Childhood’ is an adjective, it’s about an education of childhood.”
A well-known pedagogue and educator, he is the founder of some of the most iconic and controversial projects in world education such as Escola da Ponte and Escola Projeto Âncora.
A frequent guest of schools all over the world, his Ted Talks have been seen by over half a million people, and he is one of the most prestigious individuals in the world of education. Today he is the General Pedagogical Coordinator of the Open Learning School, which he considers the first and only school of the 21st-century.
Here are some of José Pacheco’s most iconic lectures
“One ‘learns by projects’ from the ‘dream’ of each child. Each one is respected in their individuality, learns according to their needs, in their own time, with joy, playing, creating, and reflecting on the meaning of this experience and learning.
Founder of the well-known Escola Aberta de São Paulo, she brings with her over 20 years of experience in the world of education. With international experience in several markets, from Latin America to Asia, she was coordinator of Brazilian schools in Japan for 10 years.
In collaboration with Professor José Pacheco, she founded Escola Projeto Âncora, one of the most recognized and acclaimed projects in the world of education.
Now, as Pedagogical Coordinator of Open Learning in Brazil, her mission is to enable that each child can reach their maximum potential and be happy, through a pedagogy that is over 30 years old.”
“We see the school as a whole, in which learning takes place in a set of spaces, which include not only the home and nature, but also in the interaction with the community and the different realities existing around.”
With vast experience in early childhood education, Mónica Antunes is the Pedagogical Director of Open Learning in Portugal. Throughout her professional life she has had the privilege of accompanying children from their early months up until 10 years old. Her volunteer work has taken her to Uganda, where she collaborated with educators in a local village.
Her experience in international schools, where she accompanied children who developed in a multicultural and bilingual environment, allowed her to witness the potential that comes from this.
“Open Learning is a dream come true through the strength and inspiration of Jose Pacheco and the indispensable input of Edilene, our mentor.”
With more than 15 years of experience in the education business, he has already created 5 international companies, all of them linked to the education business on 3 continents, among them the twice-awarded best agency in the world, OK Estudante.
A traveler and citizen of the world, he has lived in the United States, the United Kingdom, Macau, and Portugal, and considers international experience to be fundamental for the development of young people.
He is the founder of the Open Learning School and wants to make Open Learning the standard pedagogy in schools around the world.