Why Choose EARJ

For more than 80 years EARJ has welcomed thousands of International and Brazilian families seeking an all-English American international education focused on providing the necessary tools for students to be resourceful academically, socially and emotionally to be successful wherever their path in life takes them.

Small classroom size enables an opportunity for  individualized student attention and differentiated instruction.

The diverse EARJ Community, with over 30 different nationalities, provide a rich international learning environment in a cultural experience. Associated with the American curriculum and the nurturing environment cultivate self-esteem and teach students the rewards and responsibilities of global citizenship.

 The common language adopted at EARJ is English. All classes are taught in English with the exception of the Brazilian Diploma Program requirements and Spanish and French foreign language courses.

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 (http://www.advanc-ed.org/). We are proud to be the first and only accredited American international school in Rio de Janeiro.
  2. The IB Diploma – since 1982. EARJ offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma, “a continuum of international education. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development“ www.ibo.org
  3. The Brazilian Diploma, for Brazilians and for students who want to pursue undergraduate studies in Brazil. Accreditation by State Board of Education – https://www.mec.gov.br/

The extracurricular program composed by visual and performing arts, interscholastic athletics, and clubs and organizations enhances classroom learning and promotes a sense of teamwork, school spirit and friendship.

Each year our students are accepted to the world’s best universities, becoming part of an active, interconnected EARJ alumni community that spans the globe.