< Back What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? What are some examples of these schools? Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? How are most kids transported to and from school? When does the typical school year start and end? Is there anything else I should know about local schools? What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? Most expats choose to send their children to international schools. Public schools are not recommended for expats. ↑ Top What are some examples of these schools? Rio's bilingual schools include: Colégio Cruzeiro R. Carlos de Carvalho 76 - Centro - Tel: (21) 2509-9259 / 2424-1777 Jacarepaguá Address: Rua Retiro dos Artistas, 589. Jacarepaguá Ph. #: 2424-1717 Founded by Germans in 1862 to serve the German community, this school was originally a German school. It became a Brazilian school after WWII. Classes are in Portuguese and German is taught as a foreign language. Escola Corcovado Rua São Clemente 388 - Botafogo - Tel: (21) 2537-8811. Fax: (21) 2537-9411 Classes are in Portuguese or German. (The student must be fluent in the chosen language.) Escola Suíça Rua Almirante Alexandrino 2495 - Santa Teresa Tel: (21) 2556-5746. Fax: (21) 2285-6255 This is a Swiss school where students can have classes in French or German. Portuguese and English are taught as foreign languages. Uses the Brazilian school calendar. Lycee Moliere Rua Pereira da Silva, 728 Tel: (21) 2556-6296, Fax: (21) 2205-9014 Full French-Portuguese bilingual school. The American School Estrada da Gávea 132 Tel: (21) 2493-4230 / 2512-9830 / 2259-1177 This is an English-speaking school founded in 1937 to serve US citizens and international families. Portuguese is taught as a foreign language (9th to 12th grade). The school adheres to the North American school calendar and curriculum. The British School of Rio de Janeiro Admissions Office: R. Real Grandeza, 99, Botafogo Tel.: 55(21)2539-2717/2539-2845; Fax: 55(21)2266-4060 English-speaking school based on the National Curriculum for England, IGCSE and International Baccalaureate. Academic year is from February to December. The school is housed on three sites: Botafogo - nursery to class 5 (three to 12 years); Urca - class 6 to class 11 (12 to 18 years); Recreio dos Bandeirantes - pre-nursery and nursery (ages two and three). ↑ Top Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Yes. ↑ Top Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? There are many pre-schools and day care centers available in Rio, including: Bloom Avenida General Guedes da Fontoura 91 22620-030 - Barra da Tijuca - Rio de Janeiro - RJ Telephone: (021) 24933688 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Classes in Portuguese with intensive English. Additionally, it features courses in music, crafts, computer and physical education. Morning classes run from 8 a.m. to noon, afternoon classes from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full-time classes (Section I) run from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Section II from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Miraflores Rua das Laranjeiras, 537 to 543, Laranjeiras Rio de Janeiro Telephone & fax: (21) 2556-7047 e-mail: email@example.com Avenida Comandante Júlio de Moura, 150 Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro - Telephone & fax: (21) 2495-6015/2493-1003 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Day care and preschool. Classes in Portuguese, with intensive English offered (four hours in Portuguese and two-and-a-half hours in English every day). All school activities are conducted in a bilingual environment. For more information on schools in Rio, please contact Crown Rio. ↑ Top How are most kids transported to and from school? By school bus. ↑ Top When does the typical school year start and end? The school calendar varies by school. ↑ Top Is there anything else I should know about local schools? Please contact Crown Rio with any specific questions that arise. A search for the right school can also be arranged. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.