Brasilia International School

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Founded: 1999
NICS school since: 1999
Grades: PK3 - 12
Capacity: 275


Brasilia International School (BIS) is located on the tip of the southwest corner of the “southern wing” of Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia, which is built in the shape of an airplane. Brasilia hosts 134 embassies and is located as a hub in the interior of the country.  Brasilia proper has approximately 1 million residents and there are 4 million included in Brasilia and the satellite cities.  Brasilia is a well planned, modern city with the government center located in the “cockpit” of the airplane design.  There are beautiful parks throughout Brasilia and a large, man-made lake in front of the plane, geographically. Brasilia has an Africa savannah feel with red dirt, rolling hills, termite hills, and sprawling shade trees. There are many waterfalls throughout the interior which are popular for long weekend adventures.  Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are the business hubs of the country and are each located about 1 ½ hour by plane southeast of Brasilia. As an airport hub and government center, it is easy to plan ahead and travel for a good price anywhere in the country.


Brasilia International School offers a full American education program for preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school families who work in Brasilia as diplomats and embassy staff, businessmen, military personnel, government personnel, and church workers.


The BIS vision is to maintain a caring learning community based on a Biblical worldview.  BIS prepares international students to be life-long learners, effective communicators, responsible citizens, healthy people, and spiritually sensitive individuals.  Our administration, teachers, and staff strive to educate with a high level of academic integrity and reach each and every child on a daily basis.  We want to know our students, make them feel a part of a family, and provide for them a safe place to belong. BIS is a special place where ministry is happening on a daily basis by God's grace as our highly-qualified teachers consider themselves not solely educators but have a missionary heart as well. Whether it is interacting with students, teachers, or parents, from around the globe you are among friends here. 


BIS is dually-accredited through June 2022, by Cognia (formerly called AdvancEd) and the Association Christian Schools International (ACSI).