We always want the best of the best for our kids, and education is the number one thing we must take seriously. From picking the best schools, the best teachers, the best extracurricular- we have to be smart, and also open about every possibility.
Jakarta is one of the busiest and modern cities in Asia, with its growing business areas, entertainment spots, and of course education.
So many schools are now offered for foreign visitors or those who want their children to receive world-class education to ease up their future, including picking future colleges and careers.
Here are some of the best international schools Jakarta has to offer, and it varies in many aspects like curriculum, teaches, and locations.
Global Jaya School
Global Jaya School or GJS is considered as one of the most popular international schools in Jakarta. Its students and ex-students consist of not only children of expats or foreign visitors but also celebrities and their children.
Global Jaya School is an IB World School in Jakarta that is dedicated to providing an excellent academic system, also a variety of extracurricular activities that can broaden their minds and interests.
For example, soccer and other sports are not only played by the boys but also the girls, who excel in it. The programs that Global Jaya School offers are PYP or Primary Years Programme, MYP or Middle Years Programme, and the IB Diploma Programme or DP.
Not only do they excel in the academic field, but Global Jaya School also offers numerous after school activities such as tennis, yoga, swimming, martial arts (Taekwondo and Wushu), modern dance, youth choir, even Islamic Club and cooking.
Find out what more Global Jaya School has to offer by visiting their website on www.globaljaya.com or directly visit the school which is located in Emerald Boulevard, Bintaro Jaya Sektor IX, Tangerang, Jakarta, or phone 021 7457562.
This school is located near Easton Park Serpong Apartment.
British School Jakarta
British School Jakarta, like GJS, is also well-known in the city as a school that offers an international program, more particularly, follows the UK’s Early Years Curriculum.
In Years One to Six, British School Jakarta teaches a mixture of the National Curriculum in England and the International Primary Curriculum.
Applicants must take an entrance test to determine their academic level, abilities in cognition and also their English language placement. It is known that when a year group is full, the applicant is placed on a waiting list.
Diversity in nationality and culture is one of the biggest strengths of British School Jakarta. Kids from Indonesia, China, Spain, Australia, all get along and set aside their differences and create a great learning space.
Not unlike other competing schools, British School Jakarta offers a great deal of after school activities such as swimming, badminton, Fashion Design, religious studies (Hindu, Muslim, etc), basketball, and many others.
Directly visit the school which is located at Bintaro Sektor 9, Jl. Jombang Raya, Parigi, Kec. Pd. Aren, South Tangerang City, Banten. Or, visit their website for more information: www.bsj.sch.id/.
Beacon Academy, which is located in North Jakarta, offers the Cambridge Curriculum for junior, middle, and senior students.
Beacon Academy is also known for its pursuit of excellence and it is suited for those who want to learn with imagination and active learning such as creating and innovation.
Students at Beacon Academy are known to very much respect the value of knowledge. The curriculum that is being offered is as follows:
Junior School: designed to promote inquiry and a love of learning through the International Primary Curriculum and Cambridge Primary curriculum.
Middle School: provides learners with the opportunity to make sense of their learning by making connections that are relevant to their own lives. The Middle School curriculum uses the International Middle Years Curriculum and Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum.
Senior School: in this level of study students learn more advanced studies through the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum in Years 9 and 10. In Years 11 and 12, the students prepare for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
Aside from such academic excellence, Beacon Academy offers numerous interesting activities such as dance, drama, visual arts, and sports; swimming, volleyball, badminton.
Visit their website on www.beaconacademy.net or come to their campus, located in Jl. Pegangsaan Dua No. 66, Jakarta.
Also, you can reach Beacon Academy easily from The Summit Apartment.
Jakarta Intercultural School
Jakarta Intercultural School, or as it was known as Jakarta International School, is already in its seventh decade as an accomplished school in Jakarta.
Though the school has been involved in many things in the past, now it has emerged in such a positive and innovative learning environment.
Jakarta Intercultural School now has more than 60 nationalities and with more than 2400 students. The curriculum that Jakarta Intercultural School offers is that of North American International, the International Baccalaureate.
The students who graduate from Jakarta Intercultural School earn a high school diploma, or for those who pursue it, the IB diploma. Their High School is one of the few schools that offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs.
Many co-curricular programs are available such as athletics, creative arts, and student clubs. Access more information on their website www.jisedu.or.id. You can easily reach Jakarta Intercultural School as Hamptons Park Apartment resident.
Lycee Francais Jakarta
Not only British or North American programs, but Jakarta also has an international school that offers the French national program. Lycee Francais Jakarta is quite popular, it has 500 students in Jakarta.
Located in South Jakarta, Lycee provided learning that is focused on personalized learning of all the subjects, including the mastery of French. The level of academics here starts from kindergarten, up until lycée or high school level.
Lycee Francais offers sports, cultural, and artistic activities to all of its students. There are more than 30 activities, such as ballet, soccer, badminton, and many more.
Supported by the Board of Directors, these activities can make the life and learning of its students more interesting and fresh.
This school is located near Executive Paradise Complex. Visit its website on www.lfljakarta.org or come directly to the campus, located at Jl. Cipete Dalam No. 32, South Jakarta.
Ichthus school is a leading Christian educational institution that provides a comprehensive education that includes a comprehensive curriculum and social, character and spiritual development. Ichthus School prepares students academically for IGSCE certification. Ichthus school has two campuses, the Ichthus School, Jakarta – Selatan located in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta and the Ichthus School, Jakarta – Barat, located in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta. Ichthus School provides classes from elementary to pre-university level (level A).
Founded in 2001, Ichthus school is widely regarded as one of the leading international schools in Jakarta. Ichthus school is trusted in providing quality education and preparing students towards high standards of moral and spiritual values as a basis for greater things in their lives. Proudly, Ichthus school has obtained international accreditation from WASC and ACSI, which reflects its commitment to a high-quality and comprehensive education for their students. Visit its website on https://www.ichthusschool.com/ for more information.
You can reach Ichthus School easily from Wang Residence.
SINARMAS WORLD ACADEMY (SWA) offers a lifelong international education system to achieve Academic Excellence. Starting from Nursery to Grade 12.
- For nursery education, SWA offers an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum from the UK that is attractive for developing students physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.
- For Kindergarten education through Grade 5, SWA combines the Cambridge Curriculum in a framework that promotes inquiry-based learning approaches. With this aim, SWA has even established exclusive partnerships and exchange programs with Peking University Primary Schools and other institutions in Korea and Japan.
- In Grades 6 to 10, SWA integrates curriculum content from Cambridge Assessment International Educations (CAIE) within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP), which is adapted to the national requirements and cultural identity of Asian schools.
- In order to better prepare students for the desired career paths and enter the chosen IB Diploma program, SWA has developed a ‘streaming’ (BEST) program consisting of Business, Engineering, Science & Technology from 9th grade. With this BEST pathway, students can learn subjects that suit their long-term career interests and goals.
- IB Diploma Program, a two-year pre-university study program to prepare students to successfully enter leading universities around the world and live purposeful and beneficial lives in society. Visit its website on https://www.swa-jkt.com/ for more information.