The Anglo-Americano School was founded in 1919 by English educator Margaret Coney, with the main purpose of meeting the English and American colonies rooted in the then capital of the Republic, the city of Rio de Janeiro. Although it was a legally Brazilian school, there was a strong predominance of English in their school activities, which facilitated communication between foreigners and Brazilians to become fluent in that language.
With the advent of World War II, the federal government banned the maintenance of foreign names in educational institutions, which forced the direction of the school to change the original name of British American School, for Anglo-Americano School.
With the passage of time, and after the death of Coney teacher, the school was gradually losing its foreign dash, going to acquire full national character.
The 50s and 60s were glorious for Anglo Americano, in sports, highlighting, especially in “Spring Games”. Decades of 70 and 80, under the administration of Professor Ney Suassuna Robinson represented years of great expansion in the national and international level, due to the entrepreneurial character of the new manager, and also the adoption of innovative teaching practices.
In 1976, it opened the Anglo-Americano School of Foz do Iguaçu, for the community that participated in the Itaipu hydroelectric plant construction. In this educational unit, the school came to gather about 16,000 students, at the height of the works of one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world.
In 1977 and 1978, the schools were created in Barra da Tijuca, Avenida das Americas, and Nova Ipanema, in the condominium that takes its name.
The entrepreneurial vision of the managers gave birth to the first Brazilian school installed outside the unit Basrah, Iraq. The said school was built to meet families of Brazilian professionals who were part of the community of BRASPETRO – Petrobras International S/A, which were technical exploitation of oil fields in that country.
Date from this period, the installation of Anglo-American School Rio Mar and the Anglo-American School Angra dos Reis, this for the community of Verolme shipyard.
In 1981, the International Regular Study Centre- CIER was established which assures Brazilians living anywhere in the world Basic Education for Education methodology distance.
Ten years later, it was opened in its own building, the Anglo Americano School of Paraguay, at which the then President of the Republic of that country, Andrés Rodriguez, presided over the ceremony of opening of school activities.
In 2008, begins a new phase in all Anglo-Americano schools, with the introduction of bilingual education in all units.
In 2009, the Anglo-Americano School – Resende was opened, which started its activities, already including bilingualism, from kindergarten until high school.
In 2010, a new unit of the school is inaugurated. This time, the city chosen was Volta Redonda, which opened its doors with the same innovative prerogatives in education presented by other units of the Anglo-Americano Schools.