Rio International School (RIS) student citizenship represent over 30 countries. RIS faculty and staff come from over 10 countries. School curriculum and teaching methods seek to utilize the best practices from around the world in order to educate globally-minded and internationally competent students. RIS is an open-enrollment school accepting students and families from all religious beliefs.
However, RIS is a Christian school which educates students from a Biblical worldview and emphasizes Christian values and character. Students attend Bible classes and chapels which allow them to develop their Biblical cognition. The primary focus at RIS is to educate a diverse set of students according to their needs and the school's expected student outcomes. This is accomplished through challenging coursework, rigorous examinations, and consistent teaching methodology.