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School Sites

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.


“I remember having fun and enjoying coming to school every day. This was the place where I think my character was built. The professional and the human being I am today I owe to this school.”

Igor Santa Maria - Class of 1994