Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Brazil? Here you can find a list of Brazilian schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
There are 51 IB World Schools in Brazil, including 42 that are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma. All bar one teach in English or offer bilingual instruction in English and Portuguese or another language.
Schools such as the British School of Rio de Janeiro combine the IB Diploma with the English national curriculum and IGCSEs, while others blend it with American or Brazilian programmes. There are also many Brazilian private schools, which teach in Portuguese. For a full list of IB World Schools in Brazil, see the IB website.
Brazil has a thriving private, international education sector that serves both expatriates and globally minded citizens, with the majority of schools clustered around Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia.
The diverse sector includes schools offering British, American, Swiss and Spanish study programmes and a large number of Catholic schools, as well as other faith schools including Lutheran, Baha’i and Jewish foundations. Most are coeducational day schools.
Education is compulsory for children aged six to 14. In the state system, Ensino Fundamental is divided into two stages and followed by three years of Ensino Medio. Instruction is in Portuguese and students follow a national curriculum with a broad range of subjects and some regional variations. The vestibular entrance exam determines entry to higher education.
Brazil has faced criticism for failing to raise educational standards among the poor and in deprived regions. Following initiatives to address such problems, net enrolment reached 92.5 per cent of the age group in primary schools and 85.5 per cent in secondary schools in 2019, while gross tertiary enrolment was 55 per cent.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Brazil. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com