Preparing Children For Success in Life.

The American School of Recife is a private, non-profit, co-educational day school founded in 1957.

Our students and faculty represent over 20 nations and blend their unique beliefs and personalities to make EAR a multinational educational environment. The average enrollment is 600 students, from Nursery to the 12th grade, aged 2 to 18 years old. Approximately 15% of the students are US citizens.

The two semesters comprising the school year extend from August to December and from January to June.

The school is accredited by Cognia (Formerly AdvancED-SACS) in the United States, by the Ministry of Education of Brazil (MEC), the Pernambuco Secretary of Education, and Recife Secretary of Education.

The school is a member of the American International in the Americas AMISA (Formerly AASSA), the Association of American Schools in Brazil (AASB), and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).

Class hours are 7:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and extracurricular activities start at 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The school has no religious or political affiliation.

The primary goal of our educational program is the development of the academic skills and intellectual abilities that will successfully empower students to pursue higher education and a professional career path suited to their talents and interests. Recognizing that we are educating children for a rapidly changing world in the 21st century, our program of studies focuses on developing students who are:

  • Effective communicators in skills such as writing, reading, and speaking
  • Critical, analytical, and innovative thinkers with the technological capabilities needed to deal with an increasingly complex world.
  • Skillful global citizens with an international and multi-cultural perspective.
  • Knowledge-workers with an understanding of the historic, economic, geographic, and environmental forces that have shaped the modern world, and the ability to use this knowledge to better comprehend the present and anticipate the future.
  • Collaborative community members with the ability to exercise leadership effectively and appropriately.
  • Motivated, continuous learners with the capacity for personal autonomy and the motivation for a life of continuous learning.
  • Self-confident, resourceful, and assertive community members.
  • Physically and emotionally healthy.
  • Ethical community members with high moral standards and clear values.