About us



The British School,
Rio de Janeiro

Inspiring learning through compassion, integrity and determination.

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. The school has two Units, with three sites. The Zona Sul School is located in the South Zone of the city and has two Sites: Botafogo and Urca. The Barra School is located in the West Zone of the city. Our students acquire both Brazilian (Ensino Fundamental and Ensino Médio) and international qualifications such as the IGCSE and the IB Diploma. It has an international enrolment of over 2000 students with more than 60 different nationalities.

A caring community, striving for excellence, where every individual matters.



The school provides a caring and friendly learning environment, with high standards.


“I believe that I was not only brought up at home, but also at The British School – a community that cared for me so dearly for 15 years of my life.” Michael McLauchlan’2010

ALUMNI - The McLauchlan’s - 3 generations alumni at TBSRJ