From the Head of the Botafogo Site – Zona Sul Unit


A very warm welcome to our Botafogo Site – Zona Sul unit, which has been home to TBS students since 1945. We are situated in the centre of the Botafogo area of the city, with facilities that are a mix of charming listed buildings and modern spaces that we have developed over the last decade, including: the Adam Reid Sports Hall, the Ribeiro do Santos Library, two dedicated ICT suites, music suites, multi-purpose areas, drama studios, a ‘Makerspace’ and a fully-fitted Science lab.

We believe a great education is built upon engaging our students in meaningful learning experiences where we seek to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding, enabling them to discover their talents and reach their potential. Our Core Values of Compassion, Integrity and Determination, celebrated and highlighted through our Learner Profile and IPC personal goals, are at the heart of all we do and all we aspire to be.

At Botafogo we cater for students from Pre-Nursery through to Class 5. Our Early Years classes (Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception) currently use the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), incorporating key aspects of International Early Years Curriculum (EYIC). Our Primary classes (Infant 1 to Class 4) follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), together with Literacy and Mathematics from the English National Curriculum. Our Class 5 students, while housed at Botafogo, are actually in their first year of Senior School and therefore part of the Urca Site’s curriculum programming. As an educational team, we pride ourselves on ensuring all our students receive a broad and challenging education as part of a caring and vibrant learning community, preparing them for success both in school and in life.

Whether you are already a member of the TBS community or are thinking of joining us, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to come in an visit. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our wonderful school.

Ann Frew