About us



The British School, Rio de Janeiro (TBS), educates over 2000 students from the ages of 2 to 18 years within its three school sites across the city.

With our rigorous academic programmes, based on best UK, international and local practice, and our vibrant co-curricular and after-school activities, we offer a stimulating, exciting and challenging educational experience for our children. Through our strong Guiding Principles and Core Values, we aim to guide and nurture our students to become well-informed and principled citizens.

Within the classroom, TBS continually strives to maintain high professional standards. This is assured through a dynamic staff development programme and our performance appraisal system, as well as by addressing the rigorous demands of the accreditation standards expected by CIS (Council of International Schools).

We want our students to be happy in school and we hope that their school experience will be fondly and warmly remembered for life. We believe that this can be achieved through providing high expectations, clear guidelines and limits, offering constant encouragement, attending to individual needs and providing opportunities for our students to participate in a wide variety of enjoyable activities – social, sporting and cultural.

Paul Wiseman OBE
Interim Director


“It’s an honour to be a TBS alumna. It really prepared us for the challenges of life, to have a broader look at the world.”

Celina Cantidiano - Class of 1998

Maria Lucia Cantidiano - Class of 1967

Isabel Cantidiano - Class of 1996