The American School of Brasilia (EAB) is a private, coeducational day school founded in 1961. It offers an educational program from K3 through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school year comprises two semesters extending from August 3 to December 11 and from January 11 to June 9.
Organization: A board of directors, composed of at least seven and at most 11 members serving two-year terms, governs the school. The board is self-perpetuating, with a standing committee responsible for nominating and training prospective candidates. Membership in the association is conferred on parents of children currently attending school or members of the EAB community. The school is administered by a head of school, lower, middle and high school principals, director of teaching and learning, Brazilian program director, technology director, admissions director, and business manager. The school is recognized and registered as a not-for-profit entity and is tax-exempt in Brazil. The school is fully accredited by the U.S. agency AdvancEd/Cognia, as well as the Brazilian Ministry of Education. The school is also an authorized IB World School (IBO) and a member of the following organizations: the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA), the Association of American Schools of Brazil (AASB), and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).
Curriculum: The American School of Brasilia provides 3 diploma programs: U.S., Brazilian, and International Baccalaureate (IB) (Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12 only). The school’s K3-grade 12 academic programs are based on a comprehensive, college-preparatory curriculum taught in English to students of all nationalities. The school’s focus is on its mission, “Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character and bold in vision.” The learner profile states that learners are engaged, principled, collaborative, and contributing.
Faculty: For the 2020-2021 school year, there are 73 full-time and 5 part time teachers.
Enrollment: Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is 661 (K3-grade 5: 298; and grades 6-12: 363).
Facilities: The school occupies a five-acre campus with a panoramic view of Lake Paranoa. There are several interconnected buildings containing 63 classrooms, five science laboratories, two information commons, and a Center for the Arts. Three cafeterias and a canteen provide lunch and snacks. The sports facilities include an official-size soccer field, a fully equipped gymnasium, an additional covered basketball court, two outdoor courts, and two elementary playgrounds.
Finances: Approximately 81% of the school’s annual income is derived from tuition. Annual tuition rates are established in Brazilian Reais and are as follows: K3-K4 (full-day): $13,104; K5-grade 5: $14,421; grades 6-12: $15,450. For K3-grade 12, there is a nonrefundable application fee of $98. The international fee for guaranteed placement is $15,000 per year per student. (All fees quoted in U.S. dollars. Payment must be in Brazilian currency. The exchange rate used for the purpose of this document is U.S. $1=R$5.60.)
Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and provided by the school.