By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Founded as a home-based school in the Rio de Janeiro Zona Oeste (West Zone) neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca in 2000, the Rio International School has grown in the past fourteen years into a highly praised private international Christian school with a preschool through 12th grade educational system that serves the needs of the international community living in the city, as well as, Brazilian nationals.
The current student body consists of children representing more than 42 nationalities, the highest percentage of international students of any school in Rio de . . .