Alumni News

Class of ’87, 30 year Reunion!

July 10, 2017

The Class of 1987 granted EARJ the joy of reviving amazing memories this past Sunday, June 2, 2017.
In the event of their 30 year reunion, the ’87 Alumni spent their morning at the EARJ Gávea Campus with family and friends, virtually welcomed by Mr. Nigel Winnard, our new Head of School.  During this reunion, every step they took throughout campus triggered a new memory or story that was shared with laughter and joy. Amazement came with the discoveries of innovative learning spaces and modern academic curriculum as they re-discovered their beloved school.
Upon their arrival, they were surprised by a letter written 30 years ago by their beloved, former Head of School, Dr. Brown. In this letter Dr. Brown wrote*, “…Perhaps you are now reading this in the year 2017, or later, 30 years after you have completed the few moments, that one grain in the immensity of the sands of time of Rio beaches, we spent together… As I write this (…) I long to repeat the golden days we passed in unity of spirit and purpose. I can but wish you Godspeed on your journey. May you feel that EA has helped you as you go.” It was indeed a morning of laughters and remembrance.
On behalf of EARJ we would like to express our immense gratitude for YOU, EARJ Alumni Community. You are essential to our identity and we wish to see all of you “back” here on campus.
If you wish to schedule a Class visit or reunion, please contact

Congratulations, Class of ’87!!

Sou Fã. E agora? By Frini ​Georgakopoulos

November 4, 2016

The EARJ had the honor of hosting a conference by former student, Frini Georgakopoulos (Class of 1999), who is a recently published author, blogger and runs literary events in her free time. Frini first contacted us with the wish to donate her new book, Sou Fã. E agora? published by Seguinte, the branch for young adult at Companhia das Letras, to the Learning Commons.  She remembers how her love for books started in EARJ grounds with a very special teacher who motivated his students to read and to value the art of writing.

We jumped to the occasion and invited her to talk to the US students and to give her the opportunity for a special signing of her books at EARJ in a place that she holds dear to her heart, EARJ. She is currently working on her second book and we wish her all the best!

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

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