Escola Suíço-Brasileira by SIS Swiss International School (ESB) Rio de Janeiro

An attractive school campus at the entry of Barra da Tijuca, on the verge of the national park Floresta da Tijuca, with four languanges under one roof.

ESB Rio de Janeiro is the biggest and most traditional school within the SIS network. Teachers have been conducting bilingual lessons here for over fifty years, constantly developing and refining their methods. The school has become a benchmark in bilingual education in Brazil. We offer our bilingual education in three sections: German/Portuguese, French/Portuguese and English/Portuguese.

Dear parents,

With over fifty years of tradition and experience, the ESB is a distinction in the context of bilingual education. Nowadays, it has become part of the SIS school education network with institutions in Switzerland, Germany and Brazil.

Furthermore, we have become the first school in Rio de Janeiro and the second in Brazil to offer the three programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organization. These partnerships ensure a modern concept and excellence in education.

Our education is based on solid values and principles, which prepares our students not only for their academic future but also for the challenges of life. For us, social aspects are as important as sport activities and creativity, which are put into practice by promoting study week trips, school olympic games, drama classes and cultural events.

In kindergarten and in primary school, children begin with an investigative study in the three language sections. The coexistence among German, French and English sections turns school life into a multicultural experience, which allows students to be immersed in different languages and cultures on a daily basis.

Based on these principles, we believe that our students will be well prepared for both Brazilian and foreign universities. We are a starting point for the future! Come and visit us to get to know the ESB.

Walter Stooss
Principal