Colégio Pedro II

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Pedro II School
Colégio Pedro II
Logo CPII.jpg
Pedro II School is located in Brazil
Pedro II School
Pedro II School
Campo de São Cristóvão, 177
Rio de Janeiro, Niterói and Duque de Caxias
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, 20921-903
Coordinates 22°53′57″S 43°13′16″W / 22.8992°S 43.2211°W / -22.8992; -43.2211Coordinates: 22°53′57″S 43°13′16″W / 22.8992°S 43.2211°W / -22.8992; -43.2211
School type Federal Public School
Motto "Buscamos no saber a perfeição suprema"
(We seek in knowledge the supreme perfection)
Established December 2, 1837
Founded 1739 as Saint Peter Orphans' School, 1766 as Saint Joachim School
Rector Oscar Halac
Number of students 12000

Humaitá (2 units) Centro São Cristóvão (3 units) Tijuca (2 units) Realengo (2 units) Engenho Novo (2 units) Duque de Caxias

Colégio Pedro II, 1856
School uniforms (1855)

Colégio Pedro II (Pedro II School) is a Federal Public School located in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Named after Pedro II of Brazil, it was established on December 2, 1837, and made official by Imperial decree on December 20 of the same year. It was named after the Emperor, since it was established on his birthday. Its origins can be traced to the Saint Peter Orphans' School founded in 1739, and later renamed to Saint Joachim School in 1766.

Its first campus, downtown Rio de Janeiro, functions to this day. The school is mentioned in the Brazilian Constitution, which says that it should remain under the Federal orbit.[citation needed]