What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?
There is an American School here (Escola Americana do Recife) that historically, from what I can tell, hasn't been great. That said, the most recent superintendent seems to have made lots of improvements, and it appears to be continuing under the new superintendent. - Aug 2020
The American School has had issues in the past and nearly lost their accreditation. I believe they are still on probation. There are only a few Americans currently in the school, but it appears to have made some strides since going on probation. One issue I hear is that there are few native English speakers and that Portuguese dominates outside the classroom. The school is a 5-10 minute drive from the Boa Viagem apartments. - Jan 2011