Brasilia International School

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Founded: 1999
NICS school since: 1999
Grades: Pre-School 3 - 12

Brasilia International School (BIS) is a small caring international school established to meet the needs of expatriate families living in Brasilia. BIS is located in the capital city of Brazil. The population of the city is about 2 million. The climate is mild with a rainy season and a dry season (November - May for the rainy season and June to October for the  dry season).

Brasilia International School is a private non-profit school established to primarily serve the international community in Brasilia. This community consists largely of the diplomatic core, but also includes businessmen, missionaries, and other expatriates.

Brasilia International School began in September of 1999 as Brasilia International Academy. The school was located in Asa Norte and was attended by 11 students from 6 different countries. In the 2004-2005 school year, the enrollment at BIS reached a high of 108 students from all around the world. BIS offers a quality caring, classroom environment for students Preschool through 12th grade.

The mission of Brasilia International School is to establish and maintain an American-based academic program in which families from many different countries can receive academic training in English for their children. The environment of BIS minimizes transition stress, provides safety and security for children, and helps each student individually be successful.

The goal of BIS is to provide a high quality North American style education based on a Christian worldview. It is understood, however, that students from all countries, cultures, and religions will be treated with respect and fairness, including the Federal Republic of Brazil, its leaders, and the people. The programs at BIS are directed toward individual enrichment. By providing a low student-teacher ratio, BIS is able to help each student achieve his/her fullest potential. The vision is that as students learn to behave responsibly at school, they will be gaining necessary life skills to help them become successful, contributing leaders who will make a positive impact in their culturally diverse, complex, interdependent world.

BIS uses curriculum materials published in the United States. Most of this material is common to public and private schools in the US. BIS uses both secular and Christian publishers. BIS strives to integrate Biblical principles into the entire curriculum.

Brasilia International School offers after school clubs to help students develop physically and socially. The clubs offered each year vary depending on interest and availability of club leaders. BIS welcomes parent volunteers who provide a special activity for one of our clubs.

Brasilia International School is an accredited member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). BIS also holds accreditation with the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS).

The faculty consists of United States and Brazilian personnel. The staff from the U.S is recruited each year by our stateside office and then placed accordingly after administrative approval. Each teacher must have proper certification and training. Teachers recruited from the states are offered a salary but additional support is recommended.

We would be very excited if you chose to be a part of our international family!

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