Welcome to Rio International School
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Established in 2000, Rio International School has grown from a home-based school to an international school of high reputation. We are proud to be the only international Christian school in Rio de Janeiro. RIS has always been and continues to be a private, non-profit school established primarily to serve the international community of Rio de Janeiro as well as Brazilian nationals.
Our programs are professionally accredited and we have a school wide focus on student learning and academic excellence. But we have not forgotten our historical beginnings and founding principles. We continue to have a real community feel to our school. We have strong ties to our families and RIS is a place to make lasting meaningful relationships. A high percentage of our students come from expat families and we endeavour to make our school a place where families can connect. We understand how to include students who are not only moving schools, but countries as well, to make this massive transition as smooth and easy as possible. Over the course of the school year we run numerous family based activity days where students and their families along with our teachers get together and have fun.
Thank you for considering Rio International School. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about what educational experiences we provide here in the marvellous city of Rio de Janeiro.
Learning is not just about acquiring a body of knowledge. It is essentially about learning how to learn which is critical at every stage of our lives. While our curriculum certainly starts with numeracy and literacy, it expands much further to include a rich and varied choice of subjects.
At Rio International School we have a continual focus on student achievement. Our students are encouraged to pursue excellence in all areas. We adhere to strong curriculum standards where the acquisition of knowledge, understanding and wisdom are desired spiritual and educational outcomes for each student.
Our programs are accredited by Advanced Ed and ACSI and our graduates have gained entry to universities in Brazil and around the world.
Rio International School was founded by Christian expat families. We have solid Christian foundations which are based on Biblical values. Our teachers facilitate lessons from a Christian perspective with elements of a Christian worldview expressed in all subject areas. All staff have Christian backgrounds that are expressed in their classrooms, relationships and when resolving conflict.
As students prepare to take their place in society, we seek to instill in them high standards of Biblical morality, an understanding of social justice and respect for others.
We currently have 36 nationalities that make up our school community. Our teaching staff is made up of professional teachers from the United States, Denmark, Australia, United Kingdom and Brazil.
We have the highest percentage of both international teachers and students in Rio de Janeiro.