English schools in Latin America
The British School, founded in 1924, is a non-profit, independent and co-educational day school located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We offer a complete and coherent curriculum for British, Commonwealth, other expatriate and Brazilian pupils who will benefit from an English language education. The school caters for pupils aged 2 to 18.
The British School aims to give pupils a broad, balanced, relevant, and differentiated educational experience. Our educational philosophy and practice is primarily British in nature with international and Brazilian elements incorporated where appropriate. Our students acquire both Brazilian (Ensino Fundamental and Ensino Médio) and international qualifications.
The school provides a caring and friendly, although demanding, learning environment and makes every effort to ensure that each individual has the opportunity to develop their particular talents to the full. The highest value is placed on good social behaviour and moral standards in which respect for the individual and the environment are paramount. Personal development and social responsibility are an integral part of our educational programme.
Accreditation: The British School is an Associate Member of the Council of International Schools (CIS, former ECIS) and earned the prestigious CIS Award of Accreditation in 1999. This status was reconfirmed in 2002 following the required five-year inspection. The school is also affiliated to the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and the Director is a member of the Latin American Heads Conference, an association of schools reflecting British practice in Latin America.
The school is accredited as an “Experimental Bilingual School” by the State Council for Education of Rio de Janeiro and as a regular school under the local Education Authority.