SCHOOL NEWS – Guide To Jakarta School News And Openings In 2024

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Guide To Jakarta Schools News And Openings 2021 2022

Calling all scholars big and small! If you are looking for a new school or simply want to stay on top of what’s going on, Little Steps has done the leg work and gathered all the school news and events in Jakarta and surrounding areas. We have school open houses, openings, early-bird discounts, special events, and more!

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  • Ceria Montessori Preschool Jakarta News Event

    CERIA MONTESSORI PRE-SCHOOL: Celebrating Their 25th Anniversary

    International Montessori Pre-School In Jakarta

    Dedicated to developing independent and happy children since it opened its doors, Ceria Montessori School celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! They know the importance of good education for children in their golden years of development, from birth to the age of six. Ceria Montessori subscribes to the comprehensive Montessori Method, where each child is provided with a carefully designed environment and experiences that move each child toward being the best they can be. With a team of qualified Montessori-trained educators and the best Montessori teaching materials and tools imported from Nienhuis, Holland (an authorized Montessori material manufacturer), they work hard to ensure that your child will benefit from every Montessori experience offered. Ceria Montessori guarantees strict adherence to the Montessori Philosophy and Curriculum in their process.

    Ceria Montessori Pre-School, Jl. Sinabung II No.1, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan,
    +622173910000, +62 813 77107720, ceriamontessori.com

  • Sekolah Lentera Indonesia Jakarta School News Events Open House

    SEKOLAH LENTERA INDONESIA: Virtual Open House In January, February, And March 2022

    International Christian School In Jakarta

    Sekolah Lentera Indonesia, an International Christian school, located in the south of Jakarta, will be hosting a Virtual Open House on:

    • January 22, 2022
    • February 29, 2022
    • March 12, 2022

    Attend the open house to receive special promotions and learn more about this expanding Christian school. Strategically located across from the great Gandaria City megacomplex, SLI is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and character building, where students are educated for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

    Sekolah Lentera Indonesia, Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda No.98, Kebayoran Lama, Jakarta Selatan, +6281318170770, admin@sli-edu.org, sli-edu.org

  • Monash University Indonesia Jakarta Tangerang School News Events

    MONASH UNIVERSITY: Welcomes New Pro-Vice Chancellor & President

    International University In Jakarta

    Monash University has announced the succession of Professor Matthew Nicholson as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Indonesia), taking over from the retiring foundation Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Andrew MacIntyre, on 19 February 2024. Professor Nicholson, who previously enhanced the research and development sector at Monash University, Malaysia, and served as its Interim CEO and Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, aims to further elevate Monash University Indonesia as a premier postgraduate institution in Southeast Asia. He brings a record of strategic leadership and operational management to his new role, where he will continue to strengthen the university's leadership in education and research. Warm congratulations are extended to Professor Nicholson on his appointment, alongside gratitude to Professor MacIntyre for his significant efforts, with best wishes for his retirement and future Emeritus Professor role at Monash University.

    Monash University Indonesia, Green Office Park 9, Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) City, Tangerang Selatan, www.monash.edu/indonesia


    International School In Jakarta

    Wellington College International, in partnership with Singaporean businessman Peter Lim of Wellington College International Regional Management (WCIRM), is set to expand its educational reach with the opening of Wellington College Jakarta in Indonesia in September 2024. Located near Pondok Indah in South Jakarta, the school will initially welcome Reception to Year 4 students in an upscale development, designed as an urban sanctuary, and will eventually develop into a full K-12 campus. In alignment with the ethos of all Wellington College International schools, the Jakarta institution aims to be at the forefront of education in the region, focusing on an exceptional, innovative curriculum to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and character to succeed in an ever-evolving global landscape.

    This initiative marks the first school established under the 2022 partnership with Peter Lim and WCIRM, which plans to set up institutions in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. These schools will embody Wellington College's distinguished reputation, harmonizing the finest aspects of British education with the educational strengths and traditions of Southeast Asia.

    Wellington College Jakarta will become part of the growing Wellington College International family, which includes schools in China, Thailand, and India. This network collaborates to share best practices and provide a world-class education, fostering cross-cultural experiences for students, parents, staff, and the global Wellington community.

    Wellington College International, https://wellingtoncollegeinternational.com/wci-and-wcirm-to-open-new-school-in-jakarta-indonesia-in-september-2024/

  • BINUS SCHOOL: Scholarship Recipients Shine

    International School In Jakarta

    On February 18, 2024, BINUS SCHOOL Bekasi celebrated the notable achievement of four Grade 11 students—Kayla Safira Azzahra, Kezia Aurelia Sofjan, Muhammad Arya Bimasena, and Winner Rafif Rasendriya—who were awarded scholarships from the prestigious Beasiswa Indonesia Maju (BIM) program’s Batch 4, embodying the school's ethos of academic excellence and student ambition. Their accomplishments serve as inspiration within the school community, demonstrating the efficacy of BINUS SCHOOL Bekasi's nurturing environment, where dedicated faculty and comprehensive enrichment programs prepare students for future academic and societal success. These scholars' successes not only highlight their personal dedication and talent but also their potential to contribute meaningfully to society, a testament to the school's commitment to shaping future leaders. The school community extends heartfelt congratulations to the recipients, with the assurance of continued support for their educational journey.

    Binus School, 4 locations in Jakarta area and Semarang, +628041696969, +6281197006969, infobinus@binus.edu, binus.sch.id/

  • RAFFLES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: Strategic Partnership With Airone Basketball Club

    International Christian School In Jakarta

    The Raffles Group of Schools has entered into a strategic partnership with Airone Basketball Club, a collaboration set to revolutionize the basketball scene for the SPK school network. They are launching an international basketball league exclusively for SPK schools, providing a global platform for athletes to showcase their talents. Additionally, the partnership will introduce basketball clinics and summer camps with expert coaching from Airone Basketball Academy, aiming to elevate players' skills. A dedicated center of excellence for basketball will be established at Raffles Group of Schools, featuring advanced coaching and state-of-the-art equipment designed by Airone Basketball Academy. Moreover, the search for exceptional talent will be intensified, with scholarship opportunities and varsity team placements on offer to support both educational and athletic aspirations, fostering a culture of sporting excellence. This milestone partnership promises to build a vibrant basketball ecosystem and marks an exciting chapter for the SPK school network, with more updates anticipated as the initiative aims to transform the game.

    Raffles Christian School, 4 locations in Jakarta, raffles-international.org/contact/contact-us/

  • iSmile Preschool Jakarta News Opening

    ISMILE: Re-Opening Of The Menteng Location

    Reggio-Inspired Pre-School In Jakarta

    After an extensive renovation period, iSmile Menteng has announced its re-opening! Nestled in a handsome-looking, minimalist building designed by one of Indonesia’s best architects whose works are reputable for blending with nature, functional and breathable, iSmile is ready to welcome students back. iSmile is a Reggio-inspired pre-school that practices an interdisciplinary and holistic curriculum that focuses on the child. Several after-school activities are also available. Book your appointment to see their new space in January 2022!

    iSmile Pre-School, 2 locations in Jakarta,  +622153664777, idn.ismile.sch.id/

  • JAKARTA INTERCULTURAL SCHOOL (JIS): Scholarships, Innovation Programs & More

    International School In Jakarta

    Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), with a 70-year legacy in Indonesia, is dedicated to enriching the educational landscape by actively engaging in initiatives that empower students and educators. One such initiative is the JIS Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (BTI) Scholarship Program, which grants outstanding Indonesian students from local state schools a comprehensive education, covering all associated costs. With 11 scholars since 2018, some have already advanced to international universities. Furthermore, JIS contributes to the Innovative Schools Programme (ISP), partnering with local schools and organizations since 2013 to enhance teaching standards through upskilling educators with innovative practices. Additionally, the Jakarta Principals Shadowing Program offers leadership development for principals from state schools, providing insights into the management of a large international-standard educational institution like JIS. Lastly, JIS hosted a talk show with Nadiem Makarim and Professor David Malan, which was part of a digital skills initiative for Indonesian educators, culminating in a three-day conference at JIS to integrate Harvard's CS50x computer science course into local curriculums. JIS's commitment to these collaborative efforts underscores its ongoing dedication to fostering educational excellence in Indonesia.

    Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), three campuses in Jakarta, +622150989555, www.jisedu.or.id

  • HEI Schools Senayan Jakarta School News Events Guide

    HEI SCHOOLS SENAYAN: Finnish Model Pre-School Open For Admissions

    International Finnish School In Jakarta

    The Finish International School Hei Schools opened its doors in Jakarta in 2020, and its model has proven to be popular with the expats. The Finnish education model is adapted with a holistic approach, emphasizing a child’s perspective without compromising academic results. The school is meticulously designed to encourage children to interact, explore, rest, and unwind, maintaining the right balance of lessons and free play, movement and rest, excitement and calmness, group activities, and individual time indoors and outdoors. They are now open for admissions, so contact them for more information!

    HEI Schools Senayan, Jl. Simprug Golf VIII, Blok A No. 6, Kebayoran Lama, Grogol, Jakarta, heischools.co.id/


    International School In Jakarta

    The French Intercultural School of Jakarta is excited to welcome potential students and their families to its Open House event on Friday, March 22nd, and Saturday, March 23rd. This event is a unique opportunity for people of all nationalities, regardless of their French language proficiency, to explore the school's offerings. Attendees will have the chance to tour the school, engage with the Direction team, faculty, and current parents, and learn about the school's diverse community, which boasts students from 32 different nationalities. Life School prides itself on being part of the AEFE network, offering a bilingual French-English education from kindergarten to Senior High School, and emphasizing the importance of multilingual fluency for the success of its students. With a 100% baccalaureate success rate, 93% of which with honors, the school provides pathways to prestigious French and European universities. The French Baccalaureate offered is globally recognized, notably by English-speaking universities. Life School is committed to maintaining a human-sized, warm, and multicultural environment and upholds values of humanity, tolerance, equity, and intellectual curiosity, complemented by over 30 extracurricular activities to foster students' talents and passions.

    French High School In Jakarta (LYCEE FRANCAIS JAKARTA - LIFE SCHOOL OF JAKARTA), Jalan Cipete Dalam n°32, Jakarta Selatan 12410, Indonesia, +62 21 750 30 62, https://www.lifeschooljakarta.com/

  • AIS JAKARTA: Open House In March 2024

    International School In Jakarta

    Come discover the preschool, primary and secondary programs at AIS School at their Jakarta campus. It will be your chance to get to visit the campus, talk to teachers, explore the curriculum and more. Book now for your spot on March 6, 2024.

    AIS Kemang Campus , Jl. Kemang Timur No. 81, South Jakarta, kemang@ais-indonesia.com

    AIS Pejaten Campus, Jl. Pejaten Barat No. 69, South Jakarta, pejaten@ais-indonesia.com

  • Sekolah Pelita Harapan: High Achievements Amongst Students

    International School In Jakarta

    SPH Kemang Village is proud to highlight the outstanding accomplishments of its students during the second term of 2023. Seven students have particularly stood out for their achievements in various areas.

    Giselle, a Grade 10 student, has excelled in Model United Nations (MUN), debates, and speech competitions. Her achievements include a top placement in the WSC Bangkok Global Round debate and first place in the Global Science Olympiad 2023. Giselle also leads a MUN club to encourage and mentor her peers in these activities.

    Aurelia, a Grade 7 student, has demonstrated talent and commitment as a young equestrian. She achieved a first-place victory at the FEI Jumping World Cup in 2020 and recently placed 10th in a competitive field at The Jakarta Horse Show Jumping 2023.

    Zee and Emilie, students in Grades 11 and 6, have excelled in music. They participated in a hymn concert organized by Yayasan Musik Amadeus, showcasing their musical abilities and dedication to their craft despite busy academic schedules.

    Alaska Gracia Christie Sirait, a Grade 11 student, achieved the status of 1st runner-up in GADIS Sampul 2023, competing against numerous participants nationwide. She also secured the Top 1 position in the National Schools Debating Championships of DKI Jakarta 2023, reflecting her well-rounded talents and academic prowess.

    Edmund, a Grade 10 student, founded the Light Ministry Orchestra and led a concert titled "A Night of Light" with fellow students Caitlyn, Abigail, Keeve, Mikhail, and Jane. The group demonstrated their musical skills and a commitment to inclusivity and outreach through their performance.

    Ewald, a Grade 6 student, earned an honorable mention in the 2023 JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest, distinguishing himself among entries from 83 countries. His achievement underscores the school's support for creative expression and artistic development.

    Sekolah Pelita Harapan, 5 different locations in and around Jakarta, sph.edu

  • GLOBAL SEVILLA: World Scholars Cup Regional Round – Jakarta (May 6-8, 2023)

    International School In Jakarta

    The World Scholars Cup's Jakarta high school regional round recently concluded with over 1,300 students from the Jabodetabek area participating. GSPI sent 10 teams to the competition, which began with intense training sessions in 2022. The event spanned three days, with activities such as Team Debates, Collaborative Writing, Scholars’ Quiz, and the Scholars' Bowl, culminating in an award ceremony at the Ciputra Artpreneur Theatre. GSPI students excelled, securing numerous awards including 56 golds, 67 silvers, and a group trophy. Both GSPI and the sister school GSPM had teams qualify for the Global Round, indicating a successful outcome and the fostering of community and friendship in line with the WSC ethos. Best wishes to the GSPI/GSPM teams as they prepare for the upcoming Global Rounds in Bangkok and Seoul.

    Global Sevilla - Puri Indah, Puri Indah, Jl. Kembangan Raya Blok JJ no. 1, Puri Indah, Jakarta Barat 11610. +62215806699;

    Global Sevilla - Pulomas, Jl. Pulo Mas Jaya no. 1, Pacuan Kuda, Pulo Mas, Jakarta Timur 13210. +622147882288 admission@globalsevilla.orgwww.globalsevilla.org/

  • BRITISH SCHOOL JAKARTA: Prestigious Recognition From Pearson

    International School In Jakarta

    The British School Jakarta are proud to share that their 2023 IGCSE cohort has been honored with prestigious awards from Pearson, acknowledging those who attained the highest marks in their I/GCSE courses across Indonesia or achieved 5 or more grades in the 7 to 9 range in the May/June examinations. Last year marked 41 exceptional achievements within the cohort.

    The celebratory award ceremony took place on Saturday, December 2, in Central Jakarta and was attended by various schools from throughout the region.

    British School Jakarta, Bintaro Jaya Sektor 9, Jalan Raya Jombang-Ciledug, Pondok Aren Tangerang, 15427, Jakarta, Indonesia, +62217451670, www.bsj.sch.id

  • ICHTUS SCHOOL: High Achievements In A-Levels

    International School In Jakarta

    Two newly inducted faculty members at Ichtus School in Jakarta have recently completed their Cambridge Professional Introductory Training for IGCSE Literature in English and Global Perspective, reinforcing the school's commitment to providing top-tier education through well-equipped educators. In a related stride of academic excellence, the school beams with pride as Princessa Eclessia Aurilatia from the Grade 12 cohort secures the Highest Achievement in Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English for Indonesia. This accolade not only elevates the school's status among international schools in Jakarta but also highlights Latya's remarkable academic prowess. Anticipation builds for the award ceremony scheduled for February 28, 2024, where Latya will be formally recognized, serving as an inspiration for fellow students to excel in their studies.

    Ichtus School, two locations in Jakarta, www.ichthusschool.comInstagram

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