American School of Brasília

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Escola Americana de Brasília
Brasília, DF,  Brazil
Coordinates 15°48′S 47°54′W / 15.800°S 47.900°W / -15.800; -47.900Coordinates: 15°48′S 47°54′W / 15.800°S 47.900°W / -15.800; -47.900
Type Private School
Motto Celebrating Diversity and Cultivating Citizenship
Established 1961
Faculty 58 full-time teachers
Grades K-12
Enrollment 613
Campus size 5 acres (20,000 m2)
Campus type Urban
Athletics Junior Varsity & Varsity Sports
Athletics conference Big 4, Big 8, Little 4, Little 8
Mascot Bull
Nickname Candangos
Head of School Barry Dequanne
Neighborhood Asa Sul

Escola Americana de Brasília (American School of Brasília or EAB) provides a U.S. and Brazilian accredited pre-K through twelfth grade curriculum. EAB is an English-language school operated using American-style teaching. The school is open to students of all nationalities.

The school was founded in 1961 when Brazil's planned capital Brasília opened. It is a private, coeducational, day school governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors. The U.S. Ambassador appoints one member. The school is administered by a headmaster, principals, and a director of Brazilian studies.


The curriculum is college-preparatory. The school is fully accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and the AdvancEd formerly known as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is also an authorized IB International Baccalaureate World School. EAB awards the American diploma, the Brazilian diploma and the IB International Baccalaureate diploma.

In 2013-2014 EAB is home to 35 athletic teams, clubs, and other activities, with 58 full-time teachers, including 25 U.S. citizens, 24 host country nationals, and 9 third-country nationals.


The school is located on a 5-acre (20,000 m2) campus in Asa Sul, with a panoramic view of Lake Paranoá. The campus comprises interconnected buildings that house 45 classrooms, four science laboratories, four computer laboratories, a library, and a center for the arts. An official size soccer field, a fully equipped gymnasium, an additional covered basketball court, two outdoor courts, and two elementary playgrounds enhance the physical plant facilities. EAB has a full-service cafeteria and a snack bar.


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