The British School, Rio De Janeiro


Location: Brazil
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 18 years

About The British School, Rio De Janeiro

About The British School, Rio de Janeiro

The British School, Rio de Janeiro (TBS) was founded in 1924 and is a co-educational, non-selective, non-denominational, international, non-profit school serving students from the ages of 2 to 18 years. The school has an enrolment of around 2160 students across 3 school sites in the city of Rio de Janeiro: Botafogo (Primary); Urca (Secondary); and Barra (Primary and Secondary). TBS is an international school catering for over 30 different nationalities, although the largest proportion of around 85% is Brazilian, or locals with dual-nationality. TBS is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), is a member of the Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC) and is an IB World School.

The British School, Rio de Janeiro follows: the International Primary Curriculum (including Early Years) in the Primary sections at Botafogo and Barra; the UK Key Stage 3 curriculum for students from 11 to 14 years of age; and Cambridge IGCSE and the IB Diploma programme in the last 4 years of the Secondary sections in Urca and Barra. Apart from Portuguese and foreign languages, all classes are taught in English. 

John Nixon MBE


Values and Vision

The Core Values of The British School, Rio de Janeiro are; Compassion, Integrity and Determination. The school strives to inspire all students to achieve their full potential in an internationally minded, welcoming and inclusive learning environment. TBS aims to prepare students for life-long learning and to be ready to contribute positively to society. As well as the academic curriculum, the school places significant emphasis on a holistic learning experience through a wide range of extra-curricular and co-curricular programmes, such as sporting and cultural activities and community service.

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Address: Barra Campus, Rua Mário Autuori, 100 Barra, Rio de Janeiro, 22793-270, Brazil
Telephone: +55 3329 2854