The Instituto de Tecnologia ORT is recognized as one of the best schools in the country. In the latest results published by the Ministry of Education, it was ranked eighth out of all schools in Rio de Janeiro. The school focuses on science and technology, with specialisms in biotechnology, computer science, electronics and social media.
Instituto de Tecnologia ORT
|Name of School||Instituto de Tecnologia ORT|
|Location||Rio de Janeiro|
|Age range||Junior High, High School|
Students from ORT and partner schools take part, after school hours, in fun activities designed to spark their interest for science. Hands on experiments trigger their curiosity and take them on a journey investigating natural phenomena, technology, astronomy, physics and more.
National Science and Technology Week
ORT students present experiments, projects and science & technology demonstrations as part of an annual science and technology week organized by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. 300 students from the Instituto de Tecnologia ORT take part each year.
CEDEA - Experimental Nucleus for Environmental Studies
One hundred and fifty students each year learn about biodiversity and environmental sustainability at this field centre, located 45 miles outside of Rio in 210 acres of forests, rivers and lakes. The educational program is expanding to include local schools, in addition to ORT students.
Computer Programming Workshops
ORT Brasil has partnered with institutions such as the renowned MIT to offer programming courses to both kids and adults. From a Game Development Summer Workshop to a Swift App Development course, students from 12 to 80 can learn and expand their knowledge of computer programming and have the skills for new opportunities.
The school organizes training for several science olympiad categories such as computer science, biology, chemistry and astronomy, open to students from within the school and the community at large. Students then take part in the olympiad themselves, the school being an official science olympiads host.
Special Training for Biology Olympiads
The Brazilian Biology Olympiad takes place annually and attracts more than 70,000 high school students from across the country the country. The eight students who achieve the best results come to Instituto de Tecnologia ORT to receive their medals and for further practical training to participate in the International and Ibero-American Olympiads.
A recent initiative, students attending weekly theatre performance classes in the newly renovated school auditorium. Theatre helps students expand their horizons, break through their own limitations, and expand their presentation, social and group organizing skills, using pedagogical methodologies from the best international theatre schools.
ORT Brazil takes part in the annual Brazilian and PanAmerican Maccabi Games, where students from Jewish Schools from all over Brazil and Latin America compete in sporting events.
ORT Brazil organizes annual presentations of musical and cultural programs - in which approximately 500 people participate - for the benefit of the school's Rio de Janeiro Scholarship Fund.