Best 10 International Schools in Jakarta

International Education in Jakarta

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Indonesia is the largest country in South East Asia, and fast becoming one of the continent’s rising economic stars. There is a thriving expat community in the capital Jakarta, which is also home to the country’s best international schools. If you’re considering a move to Jakarta with your family, here is everything you need to know about getting the best international education for your children.

International schools in Jakarta are largely catered to the expat population, but a small proportion of the student body will be native children. This allows your child to mix with children of various cultures and nationalities, as well as engaging with the culture and people of their new home. Learning the Indonesian language and culture is also compulsory in international schools, which will help even more!

Over half of Jakarta’s international schools are British-oriented, and around one fifth are US-oriented. This means they follow either the British, US, or International curriculum with lessons taught through English.

The majority of schools cater for children aged 3 or 4 right up until age 18. There are also a large number of pre-schools attached to international schools in Jakarta. Children who attend these pre-schools are often given priority when applying to the attached international schools.

Jakarta is a huge city with an eye-watering number of international schools to choose from. They are scattered throughout the north, west, south and centre of the city. You don’t need to be too concerned about where to live vs. where to send your child to school - you’ll never be too far away from an international school.

Something which is unique to Indonesia’s international schools is their nomenclature. In 2015 the Indonesian government ruled that international schools not run by embassies (mostly for-profit schools) could no longer have the word ‘international’ in their names.

This can be a little confusing at first, since expats may not consider these to be international schools ‘at a glance’. Don’t worry, they are!

The regulation was introduced to set higher education standards, along with a sweep of other regulations. These include higher qualification requirements for teachers and staff, forbidding foreign stakeholders from owning more than 49% of an international school, and the aforementioned compulsory language and culture lessons.

All international schools in Indonesia must also have a direct link with overseas schools or education authorities. This means that the vast majority of international schools in Jakarta offer the consistent standards of education and are internationally or globally recognised.

So whichever school you choose, you can rest assured that your child’s education will not only be of a high standard, but will also be transferable should you move on to another country in future.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Jakarta. However, there are another 38 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Jakarta based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Jakarta

Out of a total of 48 International Schools in Jakarta.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

ACG School Jakarta

ACG School Jakarta is a member of ACG Education (Academic Colleges Group) and an international school located in South Jakrta offering World-class education from Kindergarten (3 year-olds) to Year 13 (18 year-olds). ACG's Primary curriculum (Kindergarten to Year 6) is developed through the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The Cambridge International Lower Secondary curriculum framework for English, Mathematics, Science and Global Perspectives and the KS3 British national curriculum framework for Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education, and HPD are delivered in the Middle School for students in Years 7 to 9. Students take a programme of study at Years 10 and 11 leading to the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations at the end of Year 11. ACG's graduation qualification is the highly-respected International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 137,700,000
to: Rp 348,100,000
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Nord Anglia School Jakarta

Close-knit international community, leafy green campus and member of Nord Anglia Education group
Curriculum
British, International, Dutch
Languages of instruction
English, Dutch
Ages
2 to 12
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 86,090,800
to: Rp 275,301,600
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New Zealand School Jakarta

New Zealand School Jakarta has a long and proud history of serving the Jakarta Community and delivering exemplary outcomes for all our tamariki (children). Founded in 2002, NZSJ aims to bring the well-rounded and progressive New Zealand Curriculum to young learners of all nationalities living in Jakarta, Indonesia. We offer a friendly and lively community with a team of passionate and devoted kaiako (teachers) and support staff. Our goal is to develop innovative and challenging individual learning programmes that will provide a solid foundation for future academic success, as well as social and emotional growth.
Curriculum
International, New Zealand
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 15
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 57,330,000
to: Rp 222,875,000
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AIS Indonesia

Our key philosophy at AIS is to develop and demonstrate best practice education, and to make a world-class Australian education available and accessible to all children in Indonesia.
Regardless of ability, culture, ethnicity, gender or language background, all AIS students are encouraged and nurtured to achieve their full social and educational potential.
Curriculum
IB, Australian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 139,500,000
to: Rp 375,800,000
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Jakarta Intercultural School

With five original students, Jakarta Intercultural School was founded by UN workers in 1951. These pioneers introduced relevant schooling in English for children of expats in the newfound Republic of Indonesia. From early days the school's international identity was clear. It was originally named the Joint Embassy School (J.E.S.) after its British, American, Australian and (then) Yugoslavian embassy partners. Just over a decade later, in 1978, J.E.S. became Jakarta International School and in 2014, Jakarta Intercultural School.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 316,100,000
to: Rp 478,600,000
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North Jakarta Intercultural School

North Jakarta Intercultural School (NJIS) is a private school in Kelapa Gading, Jakarta. It was founded in 1990 and is fully accredited by the Accrediting
Commission for Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
North Jakarta Intercultural School offers a well-rounded curriculum that supports the liberal arts approach to learning with emphasis on the whole child.
Curriculum
American, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 55,765,000
to: Rp 239,590,000
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British School Jakarta

The British School Jakarta is committed to providing a British-style international education of the highest quality, primarily for British and Commonwealth nationals but also, space permitting, for other families interested in this type of education. It addresses the diverse needs of its students, offering a strong foundation in all aspects of learning, to challenge and prepare them for a successful future.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: Rp 136,235,000
to: Rp 353,499,000
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Millennia World School

We offer a developmentally appropriate experiential approach towards education. We aim to develop and inspire lifelong learners and enable them to fully develop their talents, dispositions and capabilities. The philosophy of our school is based on the concept of H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S which covers all the aspects of a child's growth.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 14
This school does not make their fees public.
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Mentari Intercultural School Jakarta

We are a family oriented institution that pushes our students to achieve to the highest academic levels.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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SIS Pantai Indah Kapuk

SISPIK is the most vibrant, warm and caring school that I have had the pleasure to be part of. We are proud to offer you, and our wonderful community, an outstanding educational environment–a place where great minds grow towards greater heights.
Our school culture centers on a deep and resonant definition of learning. Our academic program builds foundational and critical thinking skills, but is also structured to help our students discover optimal ways to express themselves and excel. We are devoted to tapping into our students’ imaginations so they may discover their unique talents and grow in countless ways. We pay attention to each child and create an environment where each student can thrive as an individual and a valued member of a community.
We encourage students to explore the road less traveled, to ask difficult and thoughtful questions, to take intellectual and creative risks, and to dare to dream. We want our students to live the credo: All things are possible.
We believe each child brings an “extraordinary gift” to our community. We cherish our students’ curious minds and embrace every opportunity to help them flourish emotionally and intellectually, now and in the future.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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