Schooling and Education

All you need to know about the schooling system in Brazil...

As in most countries, Brazilian schools are divided between those that are state run and those that are privately controlled. Brazil’s economic status as a developing nation means that the Federal Government is in the process of developing the state system. Unfortunately, given the size of the country, both geographically and in terms of population, this is an enormous task and there is still a long way to go. As a result, wherever domestic finances allow, children are sent through the private school system.

Education in Brazil is regulated at a Federal level, with the Ministry of Education (Ministério de Educação) being the overseeing body.