For those families moving to Jakarta or living in Jakarta, finding the right school is critical. The good news is that Jakarta provides some excellent international schools for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary / High School schooling. They have a wide range of curricula and offer a full range of after-school activities. We’ve put together a list of the best international schools in Jakarta, Indonesia to help you out on your educational journey, in search of the best school for your child and your family.
Established for more than 25 years, HighScope Indonesia is the pioneer of active learning in Indonesia. With a brain-based curriculum, they provide learners from preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school with developmentally-appropriate opportunities so they can make decisions in an academic setting that shape both mind and character with life skills and face current and future challenges.
Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) has teachers who are drawn from among the best international educators in the world with many staying on average seven years. As well as the core subjects, JIS also offers language learning options, technology, library and media services, co-curricular activities, and student support services. This popular school caters to families looking for Early Years, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Note, their High School is one of the few schools that offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs.
JIS Cilandak Campus (Midlle & High), Jl. Terogong Raya No. 33, Cilandak, South Jakarta
JIS Pondok Indah Campus (Elementary), Jl. Duta Indah III, Pondok Indah, South Jakarta
The British School Jakarta (BSJ) is an independent collaborative education unit school managed by the British School Jakarta Foundation. BSJ provides a unique learning journey starting from Kindergarten (age 3 to 5), Primary School (age 5 to 11) and Secondary School (age 11 to 18) supported by an experienced teaching faculty, well-being counsellors and a University Counselling team.
BSJ’s academic curriculum is driven by inquiry and knowledge. Primary students follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) with components of the English National Curriculum (ENC), while secondary students follow the IB MYP, I/GCSE, and IB DP or IB CP.
British School Jakarta, Bintaro Jaya Sektor 9, Jalan Raya Jombang-Ciledug, Pondok Aren Tangerang, 15427, Jakarta, Indonesia, +62 (0) 21 745 1670, www.bsj.sch.id
Going to a German school would make a great option for students aiming to pursue their higher education in Germany whose higher education is sought after by many. For the Primary level, the Deutsche Schule Jakarta has two programs running: the German program and the Trilingual program. The German program is based on the German curriculum of the federal state of Thuringia and is taught fully in German, while the Trilingual program uses a mix of German and Indonesian curricula and is taught using German, English, or Indonesian. The two programs will merge in Grade 5 and students can continue their studies all the way up to Grade 12 and gain their Deutsches Internationales Abitur (DIA).
Deutsche Schule Jakarta, Jl. Puspa Widya No, 8 Lengkong Wetan, BSD, South Tangerang, email@example.com,+62215378080, www.dsjakarta.de
Following the French national program for all grades (ages 3-17), Lycee Francais Jakarta (LFJ) has over 500 students in Jakarta. The focus is on personalized learning of all the subjects including the mastery of French. After school activities are in abundance here - there are more than 35 activities, 30 expert instructors and 140 hours of activities. Students of French nationality can benefit from financial aid if they comply with the guidelines outlined by the French consulate in Jakarta.
Lycée Français Louis-Charles Damais, Jl. Cipete Dalam No. 32, South Jakarta, Indonesia 12410, +62 21 750 30 62, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lfjakarta.org
Global Sevilla has adopted the Cambridge Curriculum since 2002, and their graduates have been admitted to renowned universities worldwide! Their team of committed, passionate and dedicated teachers plays a vital role in preparing their students well for the Cambridge IGCSE and the A-Level Programs. Teachers at Global Sevilla engage their students when they teach and encourage them to be active learners. Global Sevilla also boasts an excellent character-building program, which ensures that every student thrives, regardless of the academic lessons!
Global Sevilla, Puri Indah, Jl. Kembangan Raya Blok JJ no. 1, Puri Indah, Jakarta Barat 11610. +62-21-5806699; Pulomas, Jl. Pulo Mas Jaya no. 1, Pacuan Kuda, Pulo Mas, Jakarta Timur 13210. +62-21-47882288 email@example.com, www.globalsevilla.org/
Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) is a Christian-based school not only aims for academic excellence but also puts importance on faith in God and students' characters. They have 5 different campuses around Jakarta and the surrounding areas, making them accessible to most families residing in Jakarta and area. The different campuses use either iB curriculum, Cambridge curriculum, or a combination of both. The student dormitory is available on their Sentul campus.
Sekolah Pelita Harapan, 5 different locations in and around Jakarta, sph.edu
ACS Jakarta is an iB World school and an authorized Cambridge Center for students ages 3-18. Their large, green campus is located in the southern side of East Jakarta and is easily accessible from the North and South Jakarta areas via the toll roads. Formed as Tiara Bangsa, the institution joined the Anglo-Chinese School family and has now become one of Jakarta's popular international schools.
ACS Jakarta, Jl. Bantar Jati, Kelurahan Setu Jakarta,+622184597175, www.acsjakarta.sch.id
Formerly known as New Zealand Independent School, the New Zealand School Jakarta has proudly served the Jakarta communities since 2002. A third of their students are Indonesian, and the community represents 20 nationalities and counting. The school implements the New Zealand Te Whaariki curriculum for Early Years (pre-school and kindergarten) and the New Zealand Curriculum for the Primary and Secondary Schools.
New Zealand School Jakarta, Jl. Kemang Selatan I No.1A, Kemang, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta, +6281311963782, www.nzsj.sch.id
As the oldest international school in Indonesia, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School (GMIS) offers high-quality learning methods, an amazing environment, and top-notch educators. They follow the IB Diploma Programme from IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) to the Middle Years Programme (MYP). In secondary school, they follow the Higher Secondary Certificate. The school provides an atmosphere where diversity is considered a strength and where differences are seen as assets. They have over 40+ nationalities at the school today and a nice record of top University admissions for their graduates as well.
GMIS Jakarta, Jl. HBR Motik Blok D6 Kav.1, Kemayoran, North Jakarta, Indonesia, +62-21 65 8656 6789, www.gandhijkt.org
NAS Jakarta is a special place to learn and is focused on one main aim: to provide the best possible learning experience for all. Nord Anglia School Jakarta is part of Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium international school organization with over 60 schools worldwide. NAS Jakarta delivers a dynamic British international education to Early Years and Primary students aged 18 months – 12 years old. They have adopted a blended curriculum based on the English National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum, which focuses on high expectations, key skills and knowledge, and understanding.
Global Jaya School (GJS) is an IB World School in Jakarta dedicated to providing excellent academic and extracurricular programs that prepare students to participate in the international community as valuable team members and leaders. They offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
Global Jaya School, Emerald Boulevard, Bintaro Jaya Sektor IX , Tangerang, Jakarta, Indonesia, +62 21 745 7562, www.globaljaya.com
The Independent School Of Jakarta (ISJ) is built on a British educational heritage to provide an exceptional learning experience in Jakarta. Their Pondok Indah campus provides education for boys and girls aged 2 to 13 years. The school aims to provide a safe and friendly environment for children to grow and thrive and lay the foundations for success during their time at university and beyond. With world-class facilities, including a music room, STEM lab, and swimming pool and an effective approach to teaching and learning, it is deemed one of the most independent schools in the region. The school offers an immersive, inspiring and rigorous academic curriculum. Sports, cultural and artistic opportunities will be in abundance, while a wealth of co-curricular provisions will underpin academic excellence.
ACG School Jakarta is an international school for a global education, and a member of ACG Education (Academic Colleges Group) offering World-class education from Kindergarten to Year 13. Their academic learning is supported by an innovative, international curriculum, the highest quality teachers and with proven quality and results, in a values-driven, supportive and multicultural environment. ACG School Jakarta students also benefit from being part of an extensive educational organization of schools and can apply for scholarships to continue their studies at ACG Education in New Zealand.
One of Jakarta's top international schools and operating in Indonesia for over 12 years, Australian Independent School (AIS) base their curriculum on the Australian curriculum which encourages student participation, confidence, and communication skills. AIS also focuses strongly on a fabulous school community with an engaging environment in South Jakarta. The Kemang Campus (Primary Campus) offers classes for preschoolers through Year 6, while the Pejaten Campus (High School Campus) welcomes students from Year 7 to Year 12 and also provides the IB Diploma.
AIS Kemang Campus , Jl. Kemang Timur No. 81, South Jakarta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jakarta Multicultural School (JMS) is an international school that offers one of the lowest teachers to student ratio in Jakarta and offers a strong focus on multiculturism. It follows the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) Primary Years Program (PYP) and Diploma Program (DP) as well as the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). They provide intensive courses in their Language Centre with an excellent success rate in equipping students with the skills needed to participate in lessons actively. The JMS library houses some 9,700 books, plus an extensive collection of audio-visual materials, newspapers, magazines, and journals.
Jakarta Multicultural School, Jl. Pisangan Raya No 99, Cirendeu, Ciputat Timur, Tangerang, Jakarta, Indonesia, +62 21 744 4864, www.jimsch.org
Founded in 2007, Beacon Academy was the answer to the need for a truly international and innovative school in the North Jakarta area. This iB World school actually uses a mix of iB, Montessori, and Cambridge programs for different stages in their student's educational journey from K-12. Even though the instructions are delivered in English, students also have the opportunity to learn Indonesian, Mandarin, Hindi, and French. A foundation programme is also available for students entering Year 10 through the Oxford AQA GCSE.
Beacon Academy, Jl. Pegangsaan Dua No. 66
Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, +6281318506160, beaconacademy.net
Occupying a modern building with top facilities, the North Jakarta Intercultural School (NJIS) offers a rich and challenging international education based on the American curriculum. Open classes from Preschool until High School, NJIS is committed to developing sensible global citizens, intellectual and academic-minded individuals, critical thinkers and communicators, as well as technologically literate learners. The Pre-K and Kindergarten program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Offering a strong ducation curriculum for kids Pre-K through Grade 12, Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) is an IB World School offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP). SWA is also authorised to offer the Cambridge Primary Years Programme and Cambridge IGCSE programme. SWA also is located in an uber cool campus (fully equipped with the latest technology) on the outskirts of Jakarta. English is the language of instruction, and all students study Bahasa Indonesia and Mandarin.
Catering to over 2000 students, Springfield School is a Christian school with 2 campuses in Jakarta (Permata Buana in West Jakarta and Raffles Hills in Cibubur). The state-of-the-art campus welcomes learners from Pre-K to Grade 12. They continue to have excellent results with Cambridge Primary Checkpoint, IGCSE and A Level examinations. Springfield runs exceptional English as a First Language and Mandarin programs taught by experienced, professional expatriate teachers.
Springfield School - PB 1 Campus, l. Pulau Sebaru L4 No.1, Taman Permata Buana, Jakarta Barat – 11610, +62 21 5835 7830
Springfield School - PB 2 Campus, Jl. Pulau Selayar 1, B/1, Taman Permata Buana, Jakarta Barat – 11610, +62 21 5830 4383
Springfield School - PB 3 Campus, Jl. Pulau Tidung, Taman Permata Buana, Jakarta Barat – 11610, +62 21 5835 2448 Raffles Hills Campus, Jl. Alternatif Cibubur, Cimanggis, Depok – 16954, +62 21 844 7938 / 39, www.springfield.sch.id
BINUS School Simprug, www.binus.edu (IB)
BINUS School Serpong, binus.sch.id (Cambridge International School)
El Shaddai International School, www.elshaddaischool.com
Ichthus School, www.ichthusschool.com
IPEKA Integrated Christian School, www.iics.sch.id
Jakarta Nanyang School, www.jny.sch.id
Jakarta World Academy, www.jwa-jkt.com
Jayakarta Montessori School, www.jktmontessori.com
Royal Primary School, www.royalacademy.sch.id
SPH Schools, www.sph.edu