Bali is becoming a popular place for expat families to settle. With sun, beaches, jungles, culture, and good food, why wouldn’t you? If you need to consider schooling options for your kiddos, you can rest assured that Bali also offers quality education options for families to consider. Bali has some of the best high-quality international schools offering a world-class education, and globally recognised curriculums. With eco-schools, schools following different global curriculums, bilingual schools, and IB World schools, you are spoilt for choice. Little Steps has put together a guide on the best international schools in Bali for you to explore, covering the Preschool phase right up to Secondary School.
Established in Bali for more than 30 years, BaIi Island School has a reputation as a provider of top-quality education to children of both expat and local families. They are the only school in Bali to offer all three IB International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) programmes: the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. BIS is also a fully accredited school by the Western Association with Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools.
In addition to the rich curriculum on offer at BIS, they also provide a varied co-curricular after school activities program to enhance the student's learning experiences at BIS.
Bali Island School, Jalan Danau Buyan IV No. 15, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 812 3669 8461, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.baliinternationalschool.com
Canggu Community School (CCS) accepts children from birth into their First Steps programme. Students then move into their Early Years Phase at age 3, with CCS being a through-train school to Year 13. They follow the British National Curriculum, mixed with elements of the Indonesian National Curriculum. CCS provides access to the IGCSE programme for Years 10 and 11, and IBDP for students aged 16 to 19. CCS also runs an extensive after school activities programme, which includes various arts, learning support, sports, and science extra-curricular activities.
Canggu Community School, Jl. Subak Sari, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Badung, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 8446391, email@example.com, www.ccsbali.com
Taman Rama School is a private National Plus school serving the educational needs of local and expatriate families in Bali. They provide high quality education from Preschool through to Year 12. This School also places a lot of focus on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, and the principles of non-violence and respect. Taman Rama School’s curriculum follows the Cambridge International Examination Programme. In the early school years, instruction is in English, and then moves to bilingual English and Indonesian instruction in the later school years.
Taman Rama School, Jl. Cokroaminoto No. 382 Ubung Kaja, Denpasar Utara, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 414849, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tamanramadenpasar.com
Sunrise School Bali strives to develop children into confident individuals who are responsible, compassionate, community-driven, and creative builders of their future. Following the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), and the Indonesian National Curriculum, they offer a full educational programme for students from ages 18 months to 14 years. Sunrise School Bali provides a unique and inspirational setting for learning. With a lush green campus and activities focusing on sustainability, they balance a holistic education with a progressive one, while maintaining high academic standards.
Sunrise School Bali, Jl. Mertasari, Gang Sunrise, Kerobokan, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 735 828, email@example.com, www.sunriseschoolbali.com
Australian Independent School Indonesia - Bali (AIS) offers a world-class Australian education from Preschool to Year 12. The School’s environment is friendly and lively, with state-of-the-art educational and sport facilities. AIS is an IB World School. Their integrated curriculum is based on the new Australian Curriculum from Preschool through to Year 10, with senior students following the IB Diploma Programme, or they complete a Senior Certificate. AIS uses an inquiry-based approach to education, enabling students to become confident learners with sound cognitive, numeracy, and literacy skills.
Australian Independent School Indonesia - Bali, Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 458A, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 845 2000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ais-indonesia.com
Sanur Independent School (SIS) develops and promotes each child’s individual abilities and talents, and inspires them to be lifelong learners. The Australian National Curriculum and Cambridge Curriculum are used as the framework upon which they build their curriculum, enriched with the Indonesian National Curriculum. SIS caters to expat and local students enrolling in the Early Years Phase through to the Lower Secondary Phase. They have many highly qualified teachers at SIS, with specialist teachers in the fields of Art, Music, and PE.
Sanur Independent School, Jl. Tukad Nyali No. 35 A - B, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 286 016, email@example.com, www.sisbali.sch.id
Pelangi School is a private, not-for-profit school located 10 minutes’ drive south of central Ubud, catering for children aged 2 to 12 years. They follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) combined with the Indonesian National Curriculum. High quality, holistic education is delivered in English and Bahasa Indonesia. They nurture imagination, and encourage through a variety of activities like arts and crafts, creative play, cooking, dance, movement, music, yoga, and outdoor activities. Their educators gently and creatively introduce the foundations of numeracy, and literacy skills during these activities.
Pelangi School, Br. Kumbuh, MAS, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 821 4524 7146, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pelangischoolbali.com
Dyatmika School is an innovative bilingual school. They are an accredited University of Cambridge International Examinations Board School offering international standardised tests, and international certificates recognised in universities, and colleges worldwide. They offer the Cambridge programme from Primary Prep up to Class 12. They also offer the National Indonesian Curriculum for students with Indonesian nationality who want to sit the government examinations in Classes 6, 9, and 12. The two curriculums can also be studied concurrently, with students achieving Double Award on graduation.
Dyatmika School, Jl. Pucuk Bang, Banjar Tangtu, Kesiman Kertalangu, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 461874, email@example.com, www.dyatmika.org
Asian Intercultural School Bali (AISB) has a full-fledged academic programme. They have all school levels from Primary to Senior Secondary, facilitating a sustained and holistic academic life. AISB offers the Cambridge International Curriculum at the Primary, and Secondary levels. This enables students to take international examinations, thereby obtaining internationally recognised certificates. They are entirely secular in their outlook, accepting students from all nationalities and cultures aged 5 years in Grade 1 through to Grade 12.
Asian Intercultural School Bali, West Block, Complex Perumahan, Puri Gading, Jl. Puri Gading Raya, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 704030, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aisb.sch.id
Green School Bali is a private international school for Pre-Kindergarten through to High School located near Ubud. The School is made entirely out of bamboo with an open-air classroom setting, and a river that runs straight through the campus. They have created their own unique curriculum, and empower and inspire students to be creative and innovative green leaders in sustainability. There is a strong focus on nature-play in the Early Years Phase, and hands-on experiential learning experiences in the natural environment throughout the schooling years.
Green School Bali, Jl. Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren Abiansemal, Badung, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 469875, email@example.com, www.greenschool.org/bali
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