Escola Americana de Brasília (American School of Brasília or EAB) provides a US and Brazilian accredited pre-K through twelfth grade curriculum. EAB is an English-language school operated using American-style teaching. The school is open to students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 1961 when Brazil's planned capital Brasília opened. It is a private, coeducational, day school governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors. The U.S. Ambassador appoints one member. The school is administered by a headmaster, principals, and a director of Brazilian studies.