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CityBandung
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: Rp 41,600,000
to: Rp 298,400,000
Address: Jl. Surya Sumantri No.61, Sukawarna, Kec. Sukajadi, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40164, Indonesia
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Number of students

206

Number of nationalities represented in the school

18

Most common nationality

Indonesian

Ratio of local students to international students

Approximately 50% Indonesian and 50% expatriate

Native English speaking teachers

English

Language support for students not fluent in English

Multi-Lingual Learner support program, English Language Acquisition classes, In-class push in English support, Pull-out English support, Student Support Team for Multi-Lingual Learners

Additional language classes offered by the school

Indonesian, French, Chinese

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Absolutely

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we are ready to use virtual classroom technologies in the case of an emergency, but find face to face teaching and learning to be more effective.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We provide a secular education. However, Indonesian students participate in religion classes as per MOE requirements. Expatriate students have the option to join religion classes.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We are a secular school

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma and National Exams for Indonesian students, MAP testing

Results in these examinations

Average IBDP score over the past 5 years is 33.3

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

MYP and DP have homework assignments consistently, but teachers collaborate to ensure a balance throughout the week. PYP students only have homework assigned when there are meaningful opportunities to extend learning from home.

Approximate hours of homework given

Grade 6: 90 minutes per week
Grade 7: 105 minutes per week
Grade 8: 120 minutes per week
Grade 9: 135 minutes per week
Grade 10: 150 minutes per week
Grades 11 and 12 (DP): 180 minutes per week

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We have Student Support Teams for both Primary and Secondary schools. These teams include the School Counselor, Social-emotional coordinator, Learning Skills teacher, Multi-lingual Learning coordinator, Principals, and the Head of School. These teams meet regularly to discuss action plans to support students, create and monitor individualized learning plans, gather feedback from teachers, share strategies with teachers, and communicate with parents. Each student's progress is monitored closely and their action plan is updated regularly to suit their needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We provide many opportunities for them to extend their learning through various competitions and gifted and talented extra curricular activities such as Math club. Teachers differentiate in every class to provide support for all students, including the gifted and talented.

Student access to education psychologist

We have a School Counselor with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. However, if outside support is needed, we provide parents with contacts.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For Early Childhood (Age 2.5 and up) – Grade 9
- Placement Test: English & Math (not applicable for EC students)
- Primary School Principal interview
- Trial Day

For Grade 10 – Grade 12
- Interview with IBDP Coordinator
- Placement Test: English, Math, and Foreign Language
- Secondary School Principal interview
- Trial Day

Waiting list

Not currently, but we have had one in the past.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We allow students to join our school at anytime.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

2:45 for PYP and MYP
3:30 for DP
Students taking religion classes will end at 3:30 one time a week.
Extra-curricular activity ending times vary.

Supervised care before/after school

Students have the opportunity to sign up for extra-curricular activities once the school day ends. These activities are supervised.

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Students can purchase lunches at our Canteen or Deli.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

For most, yes, but not all.

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Music, yoga, basketball, swimming, cross-country, debate, Model United Nations, traditional Sundanese dance, gamelan, guitar, origami, Mixed Martial Arts, travel writing, Hip Hop dance, gymnastics, Taekwondo, robotics, programming, math team, soccer, Refugee Learning Nest, Twinkle Twinkle Star Club, musical drama, Gamelan Degung, badminton, visual arts, student council, Korean language, environmental club and more. Our ECA program provides activities that cover 6 main areas: Academic, Community, Creativity, Leadership, Service Learning, and Well-being,

Sports activities included

Football, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Cross-country, Mixed Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Aikido, Volleyball, Wall Climbing, Gymnastics, Yoga, Hiking, Cricket, and Baseball.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

- Performing Arts Center with theatre and practice rooms
- Fully-equipped Science Labs
- Well-stocked Library
- Canteen
- Collaborative workspaces
- Computer Lab
- Innovator’s Maker Space / Design Lab
- Culinary Arts Room (Baker Space)
- Computer Lab
- Early Childhood playground
- Elementary School Playground
- Diploma Programme study room

Sports facilities at the school

- Covered court
- Full sized basketball court
- Soccer field
- Swimming pool
- Playground

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Vision
To champion individual potential and cultivate leaders, as the school of choice for the internationally-minded community of West Java.

Mission
Through engaging IB programmes, we empower inquiring, reflective, and caring lifelong learners to continue striving towards a better world.

Values
At Bandung Independent School, we show:

Courage by demonstrating a willingness to make mistakes and try something new;
Open-mindedness by listening to others, inquiring into different perspectives, and celebrating diversity;
Balance by appreciating our emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being;
Integrity through honesty, responsible decision-making, and a sense of respect and justice;
Commitment to service through our vibrant community and beyond.

Teaching approach of the school

Definition of Global Citizenship and Intercultural Learning
At Bandung Independent School, our community is committed to working towards fostering global citizenship and intercultural learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
We understand global citizenship and intercultural learning as:
Valuing cultural identity and linguistic diversity, both our own and others, in our social and academic lives;
Respecting all individuals and seeking multiple perspectives with a sense of humility;
Examining local and global issues critically and thoughtfully, to prepare us for action, service, and responsible decision-making;
Understanding our interconnectedness as global citizens.

Definition of High-Quality Learning and Teaching
At Bandung Independent School, we believe that high-quality learning and teaching are facilitated through a learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, holistic, agentic, and student-centered. We support learners to build transferable skills and explore conceptual understandings through real-world connections on a local and global scale.

Shared Understanding of Digital Citizenship
At Bandung Independent School, we believe that effectively integrating and utilizing technology supports connectivity, creativity, collaboration, and communication. We develop Digital Citizenship through appropriate, responsible, and empowered engagement with the internet and digital technologies, as well as the acquisition of relevant knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary in a 21st-century world.

Shared Understanding of Service as Action
All learners strive to be caring members of BIS and our local and global communities. We demonstrate a personal commitment to service. We act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. We develop and apply skills, academic understandings, and Learner Profile attributes in real-life situations.

We nurture the individual potentials of all, empowering every BIS Dragon to grow into lifelong learners and global citizens who take meaningful, caring action in their community.

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