Lower School News
On Monday, February 11, 2019, Graded students and guests celebrated the inauguration of the school’s new Athletics Center with an American-style ribbon-cutting ceremony. The sports facility, Phase III of the Graded Campus Project, includes a multi-court gymnasium, a six-lane swimming pool, and three rooftop tennis courts.
Event speakers included Brazilian businessman, national tennis champion, and philanthropist Jorge Paulo Lemann, whose Lemann Foundation provided a generous lead gift to fund the Athletics Center, and National Brazilian Soccer Star Milene Domingues. Lemann spoke to students about the importance of risking-taking. Domingues discussed the important role sports have played in her life.