Families with school-age children are often overwhelmed with school choices. What curriculum is the most suitable for my kids? Is one curriculum better than another at certain ages? Will the curriculum be too easy or too heavy for my child? These are just some of the questions that parents face when choosing a school.
The Cambridge curriculum is an international curriculum recognized and valued by universities and employers across the world. Students with Cambridge qualifications have vast opportunities that would enable them to pursue their goals and dreams.
There are many different schools within and around Jakarta that use international curricula, and Little Steps has got the top Cambridge schools listed here to take some load off your shoulders.
The Anglo-Chinese School or ACS Jakarta is strategically located in the southern side of East Jakarta with easy toll access from the north and south Jakarta area. Even though they accept students from kindergarten to high school level, the Cambridge curriculum is implemented on the primary and secondary levels. Students in Grade 6 will take the Primary Checkpoint Exam and prepare for IGCSE in Grades 9 and 10. For students in grades 11 and 12, ACS Jakarta adopts the iB curriculum.
ACS Jakarta, Jl. Bantar Jati, Kelurahan Setu, Jakarta, +622184597175, www.acsjakarta.sch.id
SPH Pluit Village is the latest of the 5 SPH campuses and is the only one that uses only the Cambridge curriculum from the early years through junior and senior school. Just like all SPH schools, SPH Pluit Village puts importance not only on academics but also on Christian-based faith and character. If the North Jakarta location deters you, consider the Kemang Village or Lippo Cikarang campuses that offer Cambridge curriculum for up to Grade 10.
At Sekolah Lentera Indonesia, students from Grade 1-12 follow the Cambridge curriculum including all of the exams: Primary Checkpoint, Lower Secondary Checkpoint, IGCSE, and A-Level. As a Christian School, Sekolah Lentera Indonesia puts importance not only on academic excellence but also on character building. Their South Jakarta location right across from Gandaria City mall makes Sekolah Lentera Indonesia a great option for families residing around the South Jakarta area.
Sekolah Lentera Indonesia, Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda No.98, Kebayoran Lama Utara, Jakarta,email@example.com, +62217291777, +6281318170770, sli-edu.org
The curriculum at Bunda Mulia School is structured around the Cambridge pathway. Aiming for wellbeing, growth, and future progression, they focus on balancing academic skills and life skills for the students. BMS Students will take the Checkpoint exams in Grades 6 and 8, the IGCSE exam in Grade 10, and the A-Level exam in Grade 12. Their position in Ancol area makes it a strategic option for families in the North Jakarta area.
Ichtus school is a Christian-based school with two locations, one in the South Jakarta area and the other in the West Jakarta area. They follow the Ichtus Comprehensive curriculum that fully adheres to Cambridge curriculum. Students at Ichtus school takes the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint exam in Grade 6, Cambridge Lower Secondary exam in Grade 8, IGCSE exam in Grade 10, and finally the A-Level exam in Grade 12.
Ichtus School, two locations in Jakarta, www.ichthusschool.com
At Binus Serpong, students follow the Cambridge curriculum from Grade 1 to Grade 12. At the end of the primary years, students will take the Primary Checkpoint examination. While they skip the Lower Secondary Checkpoint examination, the school can help make arrangements for Grade 10 students who want to take the IGCSE exam. In Grades 11 and 12, students will prepare themselves for A-Level exams.
Binus School Serpong, Jl. Lengkong Karya no. 58, Lengkong Karya, Serpong, Tangerang 15322, +62215380400 ext. 5101-5104, +6281388990160/0170, +6281388990180/0190, firstname.lastname@example.org, serpong.binus.sch.id
Students at Global Sevilla follow the International Early Years curriculum and International Primary curriculum before adopting the Cambridge curriculum from Grade 7-12. With two campuses, one at Pulo Mas and the other at Puri Indah, Global Sevilla is a wonderful option for families looking for a school that focuses on learning via projects, experiments, field trips, laboratory activities, self-study at the library, online research, community service, and internship. Students will take the IGCSE exam in Grade 10 and the A-Level exam in Grade 12.
NationalHigh Jakarta School adopts an integrated and holistic approach to education and learning. NHJS students follow the Singaporean curriculum for Primary education and switch to Cambridge Curriculum for Secondary school and Junior college. Located in the southern part of West Jakarta area, the NHJS campus is easily accessible for families in South and West Jakarta.
NationalHigh Jakarta School, Jl. Pos Pengumben No. 41, Jakarta, +622158902962, nh.piagetacademy.org
Raffles Christian School aims to provide a world-class, futuristic, and Christian-based learning environment. Starting from Grade 1, students in this school follow the Cambridge curriculum grade by grade all the way up to Grade 12 or Junior college, participating in all the Cambridge Checkpoints, IGCSE, and AS/A Level exams. Raffles Christian School has campuses in the North Jakarta, South Jakarta, and West Jakarta areas, making them accessible from anywhere in Jakarta.