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Lumiar Methodology: our pedagogical proposal

Check out the six pillars that make us an innovative school


The Lumiar Methodology aims to build students’ autonomy so they can act in the world in an authorial and conscious way. To achieve this goal, our pedagogical proposal for both kindergarten and elementary education is built on six pillars. Get to know each one of them:


Curriculum in Mosaic

Our curriculum is based on our own matrix of skills and abilities of the 21st century, allied to a modern matrix of contents. Innovation is completed by assuming that each child, in his / her individuality, has a developmental trajectory of his / her own.

The curriculum, therefore, is lived in a collective construction of pieces, composed of projects, workshops and research – besides the experience in the participative management of the school. This contributes to the integral development of the student.



Active learning

Working with projects is a thought-provoking experience that favors critical thinking and student engagement. In addition to enabling the development of skills and abilities, it also opens up ways to work contents in a practical and contextualized way.

Therefore, in Lumiar, interdisciplinarity happens naturally. Projects emerge taking into account the learning expectations of the cycle, the map of student development and the survey of their interests.



Tutor and Master

In Lumiar Methodology, our educators are called Tutors and Masters and they work together. Tutors are education professionals who act as development counselors, helping students discover, validate, and broaden their interests.

Masters are professionals from different areas, invited to co-create the projects. With their participation, new learning resources are inserted, repertoires are enlarged and other points of view penetrate the walls of the school. This all breaks down limitations on knowledge and opens space for innovations.


Integrated assessment

In Lumiar, it is essential that students understand their own learning process, so we do not limit the evaluation method to only questions in tests.

In addition to the self-assessment, which allows students to reflect on their own learning, evidence of development is recorded by educators using different procedures and languages. Therefore, we form a rich individual portfolio, guaranteeing intentionality and offering constant feedback. All student development history is recorded on our platform.



Multiple ages

Students of multiple ages interact in all activities. This choice in  Lumiar Methodology is related to the possibilities of learning and socialization that a diverse environment promotes in the student development process. There is also the intention of the school to create environments that dialogue with life in society.

In projects, the division of roles takes place in a natural way, provoking cooperation among students and opportunities for children to go beyond previous expectations, from what we think is common.