Language acquisition that begins early, is carefully guided by experts and happens in a natural environment leads to life-long competence.

“The sooner, the better." When it comes to learning a language, this statement is irrefutable. In preschool, children are at an age when their language is particularly susceptible to outside influences. This is why it is important for them to not only practise the second language, but to also actually use it naturally to engage with the world. As a result, preschool will prove to be a varied and exciting time for both children and parents.

Our bilingual Preschool offers a well-supervised, safe and stimulating learning environment for children aged three to five. At our bilingual Preschool, teaching is based on a curriculum that combines the national Brazilian curriculum and the international elements of the IB Primary Years Programme. Our Preschool is the ideal preparation for the transition into the bilingual SIS Primary School.

Bilingual from Day One

The children are supervised by Portuguese- and German-, French- or English-speaking teachers, who use their native languages to communicate with their students. As a consequence, these languages become part of the students’ daily routines, turning their surroundings into a bilingual environment.

Eventful School Days

Regular field trips, games, exercise and movement, both indoors and outdoors, play an important role at Escola Suíço-Brasileira Rio de Janeiro by SIS Swiss International School (ESB Rio de Janeiro). Furthermore, the children take part in activities and projects with other classes, and celebrate local and international festivals and traditions.


Rooms and Facilities

Our preschool classrooms are located in the brand new school building located right next to Tijuca National Park, in a very green and quiet residential area. The rooms are bright with a nice view to the trees in the park, which makes for a very good learning environment. Additionally, during breaks and after class, they can let off steam and play in the playground.


Our preschool consists of three stages, with a total duration of three years: Maternal II, Pre-School I and Pre-School II. Children can be enrolled at the beginning or during the school year.