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Ages 3 to 18

Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro

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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2019/2020.

This school has more than one campus in Rio de Janeiro:
Gávea Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Estr. da Gávea, 132 - Gávea, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22451-260, Brazil

Barra de Tijuca Campus: Ages 3 to 15

Address: R. Colbert Coelho, 155 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22793-313, Brazil

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

70% local : 30% international

Average number of students per class


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Academic Language Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Portuguese, Spanish, French

Entry evaluation for students

Evaluation and testing

External examinations or assessments available

EARJ is the only school in Rio de Janeiro that offers three distinct diplomas:

1. The American Diploma for graduates who will go on to higher education in the United States; program accredited by AdvancED
2. The International Baccalaureate Diploma, an extremely challenging, two year course of study recognized by universities worldwide, and;
3. The Brazilian Diploma, for Brazilians and for students who will pursue undergraduate studies in Brazil. Accreditation by State Board of Education.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The Extracurricular Activities – clubs, organizations and sports – promote a sense of teamwork, school spirit, friendship among the EARJ community and a raises awareness to the needs of the community we live in. EARJ has NHS – National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, Destination Imagination, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta, Journalism, Advertising and Marketing, Book Club, Rocinha After School Activities, Musically United Students and Teachers, World Scholar’s Cup, Ecology Club/GIN, Art Club, Knowledge Bowl, Investment Club, Panther Channel, Robotics Club, Key Club, Yearbook Club, SAT Preparation, Service Oriented Students, Student Leadership Programs – Peer Counseling, Student Council (STUCO), Fine Arts Week, Talent Shows, Drama Productions, Kids for Saving Earth Club, Paws News, to name a few.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, outdoor pitches.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro views learning on a continuum of exploration and discovery of learning. Constructing knowledge drives EARJ to provide learning experiences designed to encourage students to create their own understanding of the world and then test that understanding in meaningful ways. The school’s values, commitments, and Teaching Agreements provide a framework for the type of physical, social and intellectual learning environments we wish to provide our community of adults and student learners. ​

Teaching approach of the school

Escola Americana motivates engaged learners to become independent critical thinkers in a multicultural community.
EARJ's mission is to inspire students to become global citizens and lifelong learners by challenging them to develop their potential and realize their dreams.

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