Our High School department offers support and encouragement to encourage inquiry-based learning, self-knowledge, organisation, broad perspectives and autonomy.

In the High School division, our focus is to consolidate student autonomy while ensuring the academic rigour of a leading internationally-accredited school. We continue to develop ethical training and intellectual curiosity to prepare students for admission into universities in Brazil and abroad.

The three years of high school are an important stage in the decision-making process for older students, especially in relation to the professional market. Therefore, our High School pupils have access to a specialist Career & University Counselling programme, which encourages meetings with industry professionals from sectors of interest, access to university fairs and conversations with coordinators or professors. As part of the Counselling Service, learners also access support from mentors to assist with personal projects and other activities to help foster their autonomy throughout their lives.



High School

Our High School curriculum is structured from the BNCC (Base Nacional Curricular Comum) and the New Brazilian High School, which aims to develop general competencies while providing opportunities to deepen training in chosen areas.

We also offer students the option of undertaking the IBO-accredited IB (International Baccalaureate) programme, a rigorous and globally- recognised two-year international course.


Bacca­laureate (IB)

IB curriculum

In order for a school to offer the IB curriculum, it must go through an accreditation process in the year of provision to ensure the integrity of the course. Currently, the IB curriculum is offered on the Urca and Barra campi, as they offer High School education.

The Botafogo campus is a feeder school to the IB Diploma Programme at the Urca Campus.

 Pedagogical Routine

The typical High School day is divided into 55-minute long classes (occasionally 30 minutes),
with two breaks available to eat and rest: lunch and another break.

Língua Inglesa


Language and Literature

High School students must take a Language and Literature class. However, the percentage of courses in English will depend on the subject choices made by each student.

Language and Literature courses are based on the IB programme guidelines.

Class Without Walls


Class Without Walls

The school aims to identify and mitigate issues beyond its walls productively. In addition to academic endeavours, studies show that children's social relationships and engagement in school increase when partaking in excursions and additional learning opportunities.

Annually, the High School learning community benefits from a week of CWW (Class Without Walls). During the time spent in High School education, students may embark on a pedagogical trip to enhance their learning and build new skills. In addition to creating unforgettable memories for young adults, CWW supports the development of independence, teamwork and research skills.